Some random musings after a brutally hot NYC summer weekend:
· So, I went to see “Salt” this weekend and as much as I enjoyed watching Angelina Jolie, I found it to be an utterly unbelievable movie. Yet, I cant help but think that the recent PR issue regarding real life Russian spies (also led by a sexy female, much like Jolie) boosted attention surrounding the movie.
· At the age of 14, on Halloween night, myself and maybe 40 other local kids were detained by the NYPD for throwing eggs at one another. We were running around the streets and doing the sort of dumb things teenage boys do every Halloween, all over the country. A few hours later, after our parents came to get us, the incident was over and largely behind us.
Today, I wonder, how much a similar incident would affect college applications, high school admissions and other circumstances? In today’s Google era, and with instant postings to Twitter, Facebook and other online outlets will instantly affect the google results of today’s dumb teenage boy – and, odds are, they don’t have a PR firm versed in SEO working for them. It’s simply amazing, and no amount of plastic surgery PR can change it.
· It’s rare that mainstream media carries interesting articles on the PR industry, but I found this Washington Post article to be a must-read…
So, before the crazy Monday that I have – which includes meeting with a doctor who needs PR, a marketing & PR review with a beauty brand, lunch with a diplomat, conference calls with an attorney, and some Kymaro documents to review – I want to end with an inspiring quote to start the week, from Mark Twain:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”