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E-mail Anonymous: E-mail Junkie Rehab

Posted by Dan Keeney

Of all the sessions I attended at the 2009 PRSA International Conference in San Diego last week, the one that may end up having the most profound impact on the way I work was the final session. It had nothing to do with public relations or ethics or strategy. In fact, communications was characterized as […]

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Are We Missing the Next Big Thing Because of Our Twitter Obsession?

Posted by Dan Keeney

Enjoyed a giant lunch covering every conceivable food group with the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America today. The luncheon speaker was Beth Harte of Harte Marketing & Communications. She had presented a morning workshop along with Twitter freaks Richie Escovedo and Terry Morawski from Mansfield ISD on how public […]

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The top 10 posts in March

Posted by Dan Keeney

Hey, I never would have guessed that people would be jumping at the chance to read my take on Burger King’s branding program, but that remained the most-read blog post for a second consecutive month in March. Not surprisingly, the posts about Rachel Maddow’s scathing criticism of public relations in general, and Burson-Marsteller’s work on behalf […]

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Burson chief throws gasoline on Maddow’s fire

Posted by Dan Keeney

Last week, I reported on Rachel Maddow’s gutting of the public relations profession in general and Burson-Marsteller in particular in the post, “

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Public relations being hurt by public’s cynicism about business

Posted by Dan Keeney

There were more than a few cringe-inducing moments in last night’s diatribe against public relations on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. It is illustrative of the populist sentiments of the moment fueled by the tsunami of bad economic news and unfortunate business practices.I hear and understand what Ms. Maddow and others who are raising their […]

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The top 10 posts in February

Posted by Dan Keeney

The following were the most visited posts during the month of February: Burger virgins offers lesson about branding, but not the one Burger King intended USA Today book review slams public relations ethics UPDATE: Public Relations Society of America responds to USA Today UPDATE: Writer of USA Today slam piece responds via e-mail Farewell to […]

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Interview with Kasey Pipes, Keynoter at Southwest District PRSA Conference

Posted by Dan Keeney

I participated in the joint conference organized by the PRSA Southwest District and Texas Public Relations Association on Friday and Saturday. It featured a great lineup of presenters and topics (I’m not just saying that because I was among them!), including Peter Shankman of HARO fame. The keynote for Friday’s luncheon was Kasey Pipes, author […]

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Consultant follows his own bad advice, says he didn’t give Burris bad advice

Posted by Dan Keeney

   Photo courtesy of Points By Drew Prewitthttp://pointsbypritt.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/the-man-behind-the-curtain/Last week, in the post, “Roland Burris blames the media for his troubles. A good example of bad media relations,” I examined the disastrous performance of Senator Roland Burris at a news conference that had been called to discuss his evolving story about contacts with staff and family […]

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