I Bet You’re Famous on Social Media

“We’re all famous to a few people” is something my friend Joe Wison says… And, he has a great point. Think about the people you trade belly laughs with the most over social channels. Guess who’s famous? In today’s reality, the number of friends or followers you have through social platforms are details we all…

Stay Human

I’m not one to kick a brand when it’s down. In fact, I cringe for the PR teams who handle crisis communications because I’ve been there. I’ve lived it. I know it’s not easy to neutralize negativity when a company disappoints people in a big, public way. When you communicate during a crisis, you have to react quickly and stick…

Naughty or Nice?

Some of my favorite things about social media communities are the ideas, engagement and friendships that cascade from real, human interaction. This is one of the many reasons I find Snapchat so infectious. The iMovie trailer you see (above) was built entirely from Snapchat content I shared from October through now… as an experiment: Through…

Be Careful What You Wish For…

Last week, during a Twitter chat with Snapchat enthusiasts, I mentioned that I’d like to interview Krampus, Santa and Rudolph’s elf friend who wanted to be an orthodontist (actually it’s a dentist, but I digress…) Less than sixty seconds later, I learned that Krampus is watching me! What I’m Doing About It Since I’m already on…

I’m Still Grateful for Heroes

Today, I’m focused on gratitude, and I invite you to join me. Fifteen years later, I’m still grateful for the heroes of September 11th — the people who stepped up to save lives when they were free to choose another path. This song seems like a good way to keep that in mind on a Monday morning. As…

What We Mean by #NeverForget

Fifteen years ago today, we all lost something. For friends, colleagues and loved ones in New York, D.C. — and the departure/destination cities of U.S. flights — the impact is almost unimaginable. No matter where you were, you probably remember that awful day. We shared shock, horror  and despair as a collective, American experience. It broke our hearts….

Avoiding the Subject Doesn’t Make it Disappear

When was the last time you played hide and seek? Have you ever played with a small child? If so, you may recall that some little ones believe you can’t see them if they can’t see you… We’ve all grown out of that belief, but have we really grown out of the behavior? Many of us still “hide our eyes”…

What’s Your Appetite for Apps?

In a recent post, I shared informal research on U.S. consumers’ habits with choosing and downloading smartphone apps. Nearly half of the survey respondents said they only opt for free apps, and nearly a third said that they carefully evaluate their choices… That made me wonder: How many apps do most people actually have? A…