So there I was, enjoying a brilliant spring weekend, when Facebook interrupts my feel-good with an onslaught of posts from friends, acquaintances, and colleagues all touting their monumental athletic accomplishment. Here in Philly, where health food is a hoagie with lettuce and tomato and laying on the sofa watching the Eagles is our version of […]

This post was written by Joe Anthony, President of Financial Services This post was originally published on Financial Services Marketing. LinkedIn, for some, is an extension of their professional referral network. A study to be released by Smarsh in May 2014 found that LinkedIn is the digital channel most requested by employees at financial firms. […]

This post was written by Joe Hassett, Senior Vice President Those old Bob Dylan Lyrics, herein modified, got me to thinking about social media and the state of investor relations. Facebook. Twitter. WhatsApp. LinkedIn. These companies, as well as their digital and social brethren, are driving the face of the investment community, garnering a lion’s […]

PR 101: The first step to a successful partnership with your PR firm is showing appreciation and respect. Say please and thank you. Recognize good work. Build a relationship with the account services team. Don’t be a jerk. Sounds simple doesn’t it? In a world where everyone is squeezing to get every drip of juice […]

This post was written by Mike Lizun, Senior Vice President There are countless online tools that public relations and marketing pros have at their disposals to help their organizations or clients rise to the top of the social media conversation. I detailed the ones I use the most last year on our blog. I’m always […]

For Immediate Laughter

January 31, 2014

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 […]

Christie to resign?

January 13, 2014

He will if it comes to light that he ordered, knew of, or participated in Bridgegate, the closing of the George Washington Bridge’s traffic lanes in order to stick it to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich. How could he have not known? Given Christie’s professed closeness to his staff and Bridget Anne Kelly — Christie’s former […]

WORK THE ROOM: Using the show’s daily can help you stay on top of where your targets will be and when. This post was written by Mike Lizun, Senior Vice President The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the country’s largest trade show, boasting 3,200 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees. Needless to say, it’s easy to […]