The short answer is yes. In our estimation, roughly 70% of today's PR firms
with their traditional public relations and communications business
structures will not survive the fast-approaching social media avalanche. The
remaining 30% that need to reinvent their position real fast in their newly
morphed industry will prosper, compared to where they were and what they were
For publicly traded companies, current rules dictate that information can be
made public by a press release or by a telephone conference call but not
simply on a website. Ninety percent of today's PR firms are still in business
simply because of this single rule.
For the first time three years ago, in 2006, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan
Schwartz asked the SEC to change this rule. Well, the new White House is
already posting the President's weekly address... (more)
See Yahoo! Finance Press Release (January 5, 2004) Read this Article in .PDF
Format Read Scott McNealy's 2004 Predictions Read the Exclusive Alfred Chuang
Interview Read JDJ's 2004 Predictions by i-Technology Leaders Feature Story
"We asked other tech leaders for their opinions for this month's cover
story. Larry Ellison declined to comment at this time, perhaps until a
decision is reached from the Department of Justice on the PeopleSoft deal.
We'll check back with Oracle and Ellison in the future for an exclusive
story. An interview with Ed Zander, discussing his recent appointme... (more)
Today marks the 30th day of Ulitzer's public beta. We had an amazing month
and perhaps one of the most widely discussed launches of a "new
media" site. Gartner recently asked, "Will Ulitzer dominate news content on
the Web eventually?" The answer is yes, and I'll explain why.
First, I'd like to share some of the 30-day stats with you. We had more than
140,000 visitors who read 197,000 pages of articles, blogs and news stories.
The syndicated page views (outside the Ulitzer domain) exceeded 1,369,983
page views. The legendary technology reporter Maur... (more)
Yesterday morning I checked the Ulitzer home page on my iPhone on my way to
the office and I realized two of the top three stories were about "Typhoon
Ondoy" in Philippines.
Thirty-six hours later we still have three stories filed from Manila on
Ulitzer's home page. Top Ulitzer stories on Ulitzer from around the 25
distinct subject categories it covers are processed every 60 minutes and
displayed by an algorithm which we believe is more sophisticated than, say,
Google News algorithms.
Early this year, seasoned news man Roger Strukhoff, whose famil... (more)
A few minutes ago I received an email questionnaire informing me that "The
Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has once again partnered with
George P. Johnson Experience Marketing to conduct this essential and timely
research. This year's study is being co-produced with The Jordan Edmiston
Group, Inc. and with support from the Event Marketing Institute."
The first question of this survey is:
Which one of the following best describes the role of "digital marketing"
when you are planning an event?
a) A leading tactic
b) A vital component of the plan
c) Tak... (more)