Imagine being the master of your universe: the CEO of a big-swinging biotech company with a soon-to-be FDA-approved drug, some $100 million of cash on the balance sheet, investors that include JP Morgan and The Regents of the University of California. So fortunate are you and so lifesaving your drug, that the Federal Government extends […]

Want to know the truth about Zack Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” interview with President Obama? Here’s one PR guy’s take on why it was done and whether it makes sense. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from Funny Or Die Was it funny? Yes. It was very funny. The humor comes from […]

Well, Piers Morgan is gone. CNN’s great experiment to find the next Larry King has ended in utter failure. Why is it even important? A vibrant, successful CNN is important to American media and anyone in public relations in need of a market to merchandise stories. Morgan was cancelled after never really finding his stride. […]

OLYMPIC TRADITION: Criticize what’s important and set aside pettiness, please. I have loved the Winter Olympics ever since I watched Franz Klammer defy fear and gravity to win the downhill gold at the 1976 Innsbruck Games. So I have to tell you: I have had enough with the open warfare taking place online and in […]

I am a big NFL fan, but I admit I knew little about Richard Sherman until last week’s live rant after his team, the Seattle Seahawks, beat the San Francisco 49ers to advance to the Super Bowl. Now, we’re all going to know a lot more about him over the next, say, 20 to 30 […]

The most under-reported story so far in 2014 is the one that could throttle our country’s greatest innovation engine and deaden future opportunities for American consumers, entrepreneurs, workers, and those of us in the communications business. When a federal appeals court recently overturned our long-standing assumption of the Internet as a fair and open place […]

As the party starts winding down, we thought it would be fun to look back on the past few days and share the best promotions and products our team got to see during the four-day orgy of all things digital, dazzling, and downright dumb: Greg Matusky Favorite promotion: I am a sucker for anything from […]

Of all the news flowing from CES this week, the biggest story to date is the onstage meltdown of movie director Michael Bay during a Samsung press conference introducing its new line of gorgeous, curved TVs. Bay got lost in the teleprompter, flubbed his lines, and then slunk from the stage to smirks from the […]

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) doesn’t begin until tomorrow, but early press events are already hinting at themes that will dominate the annual confab of computer geeks, technology insiders, and gizmo lovers of all shapes and sizes. We arrived in Las Vegas after a hellish day of travel that transformed a five-hour flight into a […]

Something about it just didn’t ring true. Charlie Rose’s hyperbolic promos for “60 Minutes” during CBS’ NFL game. Jeff Bezos’ boyish grin as he seemingly entices Charlie to peer into the future. Amazon’s hastily staged, so-called R&D room, and a clumsily produced animated video that failed to convince. But in the end, this week’s “60 […]