Category Archives: Nathan “PRCog” Burgess

Would You Want To Know…


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…if your boss is an ass?

I don’t just mean they waste your time at work (time they’re paying you for, let’s be serious for a second so at some level, wtf do you care?), but I mean a real ass – doesn’t rewind his video tapes before returning them to Blockbuster, steals pencils from schoolkids kind of ass?  Oh yeah, he’s also just a little bit racist. Continue reading

Top 10 Failed Social Media Sites


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Our friends over at MyLife.com have created an infographic on the top 10 failed social media sites (below the fold).

Agree/Disagree with their ranking?  Why? Let us know in the comments. Continue reading

Interview with Mark Schaefer, Part II


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If you’ve yet to see Part 1 of this fantastic interview with Social Media and overall Marketing smartie Mark Schaefer, head on over to the B2B Bliss Blog and take a read and a gander at the video interview with Elizabeth Sosnow.  Also, subscribing wouldn’t be worst idea in the world either.

Or, if you’d like to be all wild and crazy about it, watch the below one first, then go watch part 1 as dessert ;). Continue reading

Gone (Ice) Fishing!


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In case you hadn’t noticed (though in all fairness I usually post about it sooner) we’ve gone on our annual winter hiatus.

But Continue reading

You’re Not Done


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The national (and local in some cases) elections came and went a few days ago.

Everyone heaved a sigh of relief. In part because it means they can stop hating their friends on Facebook, and in part because it means, “they had done their duty.”

They’re wrong. Continue reading

To One Thousand … and Beyond


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Three years ago when we started this blog, essentially on a whim (concept to launch took around 10 days if memory serves), I don’ t think anyone assumed we’d still be here today, except perhaps as an archive.

But here it is – our 1,000th (published) post. Continue reading

Words We Hate: Tickle


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We’ve all got a few of those expressions in our biz we hate – to circle back, to get on the same page, to ping, etc.

Usually they do have some kind of history of their own that makes sense – either from another world, or another time of business management.

Today we’ll take a quick look at one in particular we all love to hate (perhaps because of Elmo) – “To tickle” someone. Continue reading

Building the Agency – Part II


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In our last post on this topic we reviewed the new challenges agencies face in staffing to handle the much broader knowledge base they expect of employees.  PR, marketing, and the other related arts previously had a comparatively limited set of tools that they’d actually use on a regular basis – media relations (print, broadcast, etc.), event marketing, etc. – with the occasional foray into something digital.

Now, in addition to the old tools, we’ve got all the digital arenas (platforms) to play in and on, each with their own set of rules and standards and much more specialized types of media – lifestyle bloggers (or as some like to call a large subset of this group – “mommy bloggers”), bloggers affiliated with mainstream outlets, bloggers who consider themselves journalists, bloggers who don’t want to be journalists but rather paid advocates and so on.  Continue reading