Yes We Can

We stop for a few moments today to acknowledge the long, disciplined journey taken by our new president, Barack Hussein Obama and to open our hearts and minds to the possibilities that exist when we are more curious than critical and when we stand on our own two feet without unnecessary fear. May we embrace the admiration the rest of the world…

Are comments moderated on HillaryClinton.com?

Apparently the answer is “YES.” I heard a speech from her last night asking people to come to her web site and share our thoughts. I did just that on this post (link has expired), in a very clean and respectful way. My message was asking her to gracefully concede, acknowledging that she fought a good race but nonetheless has lost, albeit…

Clinton & Obama: A lesson of losing control of your brand

Many of my colleagues (Mitch Joel, Shel Holtz, Valeria Maltoni) and I frequently speak to members of PRSA, IABC, and advertising agencies explaining as best we can how consumers now own the brand. Good will increasingly cannot be bought and the political season is giving us striking examples of the mechanics of how “web 2.0” – “new media” – “social media” (choose…

Save the Internet and Your Privacy

Many of us have been merrily surfing away on the internet without realizing that the “powers that be” are seriously attempting to change it from an open environment to one that is controlled by the telcos while proposed new laws would require ISPs to maintain records of their customers web surfing activity!  This is a heinous burden on business and a gross…