From The Rock

Conscious Capitalism: Have you heard of it?

By | May 13, 2014

I’m fascinated by a movement happening in the business world right now. It’s called Conscious Capitalism. Ever heard of it? Many of you likely have heard of or read the book, “Conscious Capitalism,” by Whole Foods founder John Mackey and Raj Sisodia. The movement is gaining momentum in the corporate... Read More »

There’s a ‘line’ for a reason…

By | February 26, 2014

Social media has created a conundrum for businesses. Where is the line when it comes to an employee’s professional life and personal life? How can an employer protect its image when an employee uses poor judgment on Facebook, Twitter or another social media venue? And, is it an employer’s right... Read More »

A bad answer to a reporter’s question sounds like, “I’ll break you in half.”

By | January 29, 2014

Ah, the State of the Union address. The speech. The counter-speech. The media frenzy. The State of the Union is a political playground for reporters, as it fuels the fire for numerous debates, analyses, predictions and fact checks. It offers opportunities for great interviews to back up those debates, analyses,... Read More »

Just Stop… Stop the Lying.

By | November 14, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford got himself into hot water in November when he denied, denied, denied, then finally admitted that he was in fact using crack-cocaine in a publicly released video that showed him using drugs. I don’t need to go into the details of the story – you probably... Read More »

Potty Training a Toddler…It’s a lot like the PR process.

By | October 31, 2013

My 2-year-old is currently challenging us as parents. It’s the dreaded potty-training phase of parenthood, and the idea of getting him to “go” in the potty is just that – an idea. And, he is not on the same wavelength of that goal. If you’re a parent, you know how... Read More »

NoReply@YourOpinionDoesNotMatter.org

By | October 01, 2013

We’ve all seen it. The email that comes through that goes something like this: NoReply@InsertCompanyNameHere.com. Way to make a person feel important, right? Well, this happened to me recently, and I took it personally because it was from a local nonprofit I support. We have a family membership with an... Read More »

Marissa Mayer and Vogue – appropriate or not?

By | August 28, 2013

The debate continues on whether Marissa Mayer’s controversial photo in Vogue is or is not business faux pas. Here’s the response from Crissy Lintner, managing director for our Dallas division. Crissy’s Take: Does Marissa Mayer have a lot to prove? You bet she does. But what caused the hullabaloo about... Read More »

We can’t all be little Miss Suzy Homemaker – or little Miss Polly Pinterest

By | August 23, 2013

I learned of this new phenomenon the other day: Pinterest Stress. Yes, there is such a thing as Pinterest Stress. Think about your Pinterest feed. What do you like to pin? Birthday party ideas for your 2–year–old? Creative crafts to do with your kids? Family garden ideas? Ah-mazing cupcake towers... Read More »

A Promise for Editorial is a Lie

By | June 07, 2013

PR Daily recently published an article citing a PR firm out of Illinois that was promising its clients TV exposure on shows like “TODAY,” “The Rachel Ray Show,” CNN or the Oprah Winfrey Network. And PR Daily called it what it was – a scam. If you’re looking for a... Read More »

When you eat, they eat

By | May 02, 2013

Did you know that one in six North Americans will go hungry tonight? And, chances are, your child has a friend whose only meals are served to them right there in the cafeteria – breakfast and lunch. It’s hard to imagine that such deprivation exists in a nation where fast... Read More »