Editor’s Pick “The media paints IPOs that are go up as a huge success,” said David Liu, an investment banker with Jeffries who has helped take dozens of tech companies public. “I think that’s wrong, but it’s a fact of life.”
Guest Post After more than twenty years of working in politics, I’ve had to deal with more than my share of “what were they thinking?” moments. Here’s how I have learned how to avoid them.
Editor’s Pick It’s always interesting to sit in on someone else’s conversation. Especially when the topic is yourself.
The NSA started out this week with a plan to explain its PRISM program and justify itself to the American public. But it failed miserably.
Guest Post Don’t overlook your most powerful marketing tool of all: Public relations. The good news is that PR doesn’t have to cost much.
Guest Post Why doesn’t the press love you? Instead of harassing bloggers, manically posting press releases, and relying on buzzwords, try these techniques.
Guest Post Following a naysaying post by Kevin Leu, here are five reasons you won’t regret hiring a good PR firm for your startup.
We receive a lot of odd, unsolicited mail at the VentureBeat offices. But this piece of art that arrived in the mail this week might take the cake.
Guest Post For startups, public relations firms are a huge waste of money. Here’s how to spend less money and get better PR.
The firm has stolen Cyndi Reseburg away from The Hatch Agency and Graham Hancock from Revision3 for marketing and video total domination.
The British are such beautiful bastards.
Launch.it, a New York City-based startup that has built a platform for managing and distributing news, has been tapped to power the onslaught of news coming from startups at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
Apple is spending $100 million bringing some Mac manufacturing back to the U.S. That sounds like good news to those who are worried about the decline of U.S. manufacturing. But not to all.
Guest Post Chances are, if you’re a reasonably successful startup, you’ll eventually face a PR disaster. How you respond can turn that disaster into a marketing opportunity, a bump in the road, or the iceberg that sinks your company.
Chris Dixon has one of the best posts I’ve seen on how startups should deal with the press. I added a few items in his comments, but thought they were worthy of sharing here.
Courtesy Mike DaiseyMike Daisey, monologist and Apple critic
Some would look at Google’s recent PR flub over privacy policies and settings as a bit of a fiasco.
You’d think that Ocean Marketing’s Paul Christoforo would try to avoid the limelight after one of the worst PR moves ever this week, but you’d be wrong.
It’s one of the worst things that can show up in my inbox. My heart sinks every single time I see it.
Facebook has apparently stooped to a new low, as the company has admitted to secretly hiring a well-known PR firm to feed negative stories about Google to the press, the Daily Beast reports.