A friend and former colleague forwards a daily thought that I thought this AM on many fronts was apt to post to my blog and a good start to the week:
“You are stronger than anything standing in your way. Because you have a purpose that cannot be denied. Often that purpose is difficult and inconvenient to follow. Yet it is never impossible to follow. There is always a way. If the path you’re on is blocked, look for another route, because it is surely … READ MORE »
What a day today was…
It started at 8 a.m. in the 5W PR conference room with a presentation to clients, new business prospects and staff by Hank Sheinkopf. Hank is a friend and renowned political consultant, who touches major political and business leaders on a daily basis. I really enjoyed his smart, focused and inspiring perspective on this election and the economy, filled pithy truths like, “This, and most American elections boil down to 500,000 white men in a few states.” Another … READ MORE »
So it’s not exactly a news flash for me to say that it’s not the ideal time to search for an entry level public relations job (or any job for that matter). So, imagine my surprise this morning when I got two astounding emails in a row, requesting just that.
The first was sent from a blackberry and literally had no periods. It contained only one run on sentence, which lasted maybe 10 lines. This person recently moved from another country and worked … READ MORE »
A few months back I had a spirited discussion (argument?) with an acquaintance regarding some viral marketing issues. Without discussing details, I vehemently disagreed with him and told him what he was saying was incorrect, based on facts. He retorted that he was going to urge his organization to spend money pursuing his viewpoint, because some leading PR-and-marketing blog research and books told him he was right. I replied that it wasn’t just me who would disagree, but I was also confident all of … READ MORE »
I keep money and investments, both personally and for 5WPR, at a number of different financial institutions. Given the uncertain financial times, I am analyzing my banking relationships and where exactly our money is parked. Who would have ever predicted it would come to this in the year 2008 in the USA?
In any case, banks have a difficult argument these days to make to convince people that investments are safe. Right now, perhaps the most important thing a bank can do is … READ MORE »
Ronn is the CEO of 5WPR and author of best selling PR book, For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations, and a regular contributor to Fox News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Insights Wired, Everything-PR and more.