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About Jeremy Pepper

Jeremy Pepper is the CEO and founder of POP! Public Relations, a public relations firm based in Arizona, USA.

He authors the popular Musings from POP! Public Relations blog which offers Jeremy's opinions and views - on public relations, publicity and other things.

Wither Goes the Wire Services

It’s been an active new years for the Wire service.

What’s the Message?

I read a lot of papers – regular ones, and online – as any media junkie/PR person should.

A Day of Acquisitions

Well, today is a busy one in both PR and PR measurement.

Where is PR Going?

Okay, I keep planning to do a big think piece – or really, a “what I think” piece – on where PR is going in 2006.

Blogging Outreach for the US Army

Well, when you are running a successful blogging initiative in a successful PR firm, companies and organizations are going to come to you for advice, and to lead blogging initiatives.

It’s Not About SEO – It’s About PR

Tom Foremski has an interesting post today – Foremski has always had good ideas, as one of the key people in the Financial Times office – but he wonders why PR is growing, while the media universe keeps shrinking.

Who Took My Kodachrome Away

Okay, it’s post-CES and a lot has happened there that I plan on blogging about – the PR of CES, and how the show went.

Don’t Learn From the Past, Doomed to Fail Again

Back in October 2003, Ben Silverman wrote about PR hits and misses. One of the companies he highlighted was Sunncomm, the company that works on DRM protection for music CDs.

Anticlimactic PR

Here’s a simple lesson in public relations, thanks to BusinessWeek. It’s a great tale to show to clients, to show that even working with a reporter on an article does not ensure that your client is going to get press.

Moderated Blogs Are BS

I had a conversation today with a reporter, and was commenting to him about the few comments I had received on my blog post on Dennis Hastert and his blog.

Doesn’t PR Include Public?

A nice A-list circular post about how Audible has missed the target on it’s Podcast announcement, and what the PR should be.

Bloggers Form Lynch Mobs, Prove Forbes Right

When I was younger, I loved the cheesy “When Animals Attack!” television shows that were the standard fare on FOX.

Customer Evangelists or Corporate Hacks?

The New York Times captured the whole new era of customer evangelism with blogs.

Google Base Is Old News

This week’s big Google news – or supposed news – is the launch of Google Base. It’s a hot, fun story on Memeorandum, and it’s getting the usual too much buzz and hype on Blogs.

Blogging on BlogOn, and at BlogOn

I am writing on BlogOn 2005 over at the AllBusiness PR Blog this week, and will be updating the posts here.

Bloggers Drinking Too Much Kool-Aid?

Kool-Aid is a great drink. It has a great mascot – Oh Yeah! – with tons of great childhood memories …

David Berlind Calls Out PR

From his post on Ground Zero … This is a good time to draw the public relations community into the discussion.

MySpace Is Now FoxSpace
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Okay, so NYT bought About.com – which is basically just a form of citizen journalism. Okay, so IAC bought AskJeeves, and in the process got the much beloved Bloglines.

Washington Post Goes to Ads in RSS

Hot off PR Newswire, Washingtonpost.com is going to start pushing ads in its RSS feeds starting July 15. From the release …

Russell Gets PR Bloggers

Another one, not Beattie. On his co-blog today, Russell Buckley summarized the whole Blogger Fight between Beattie and Rubel with this …

PR Face2Face: Andrew Gilman, President, CommCore Consulting Group

Andrew Gilman, president of CommCore Consulting Group, has been a communications strategist and crisis counselor for more than twenty years.

Russell Beattie Hates Me

Well, not me specifically, but PR bloggers and PR people. For someone that laments and strikes out at the PR / marcom industry bloggers, he has done a little bit of work in the industry. Personally, I didn’t know IBM had a media relations office in Boca Raton. That must have been a cool job.

The Case For Open Comments

I’m not very hep on comment moderation. I think it’s a line for bloggers that cannot handle criticism – why is the blogosphere so full of thin-skinned people? – but the usual line trotted out that it’s to stop comment SPAM.

Junior Blogging

Okay, so the title is meant to imply that junior staff has taking up blogging as well – whether as students in public relations, those beginning their careers, or those that have targeted their blog to entry-level PR people.