Start Me Up

The Media Guerilla, Mike Manuel from Voce Communications, expands on Shel Israel’s advice for early-stage startups that are considering hiring a PR firm. It’s a post worth a read, as it speaks more to the changing nature of communications than it does to decisions facing startups.

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A Windy Day At Whole Foods

Renuka Rayasam at the Austin-American Statesman is reporting today that Whole Foods Market is switching to all wind power in the U.S.. I don’t know enough about the economics of the wind-powered energy industry to determine the economic benefits of Whole Foods’ decision, but my 14 years of PR experience tell me that this is…

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A Thorny Issue

Tim and The ‘Mudge can provide much deeper insight on the topic of baseball than I ever can. However, for some odd reason, I am hooked on the discussions about the banning of Pete Rose from ever entering the Hall of Fame. For those of you like me who know little about the history or…

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Spoiler Alert: "Lost"

For anyone as hooked as the missus and I are on the ABC hit “Lost”, this report from the UK’s The Independent either solves a bunch of the show’s riddles or adds to confusion. If you aren’t watching the show, pick up the first season’s DVD and catch up. It’s, perhaps, one of the most…

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Can We Call Your References?

If I were a high-level executive at either CNN or the Bush Administration, I’d make sure Farris Hassan, the 16-year-old from Fort Lauderdale who snuck off to Iraq in early December, knew he could come work with me anytime he felt like it. Because, let’s face, what’s a better motivator than having a 16-year-old kid…

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