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Twitter CFO Doesn't Understand How Twitter Works - Posted November 25, 2014
(Source: Brian Ach/Getty Images) In most cases, the surest sign of excellent internal communications is a team's ability to fully advocate for and support the brand in any situation. Do people from Disney have a hard time discussing magic? Do employees ... [FishbowlDC]

Fusion Is Your Tech Media Company to Watch - Posted November 3, 2014
Today in Media Trends, Fusion has become an outlet to watch in the weeks and months ahead for anyone working in the tech/startup sectors. Not familiar with Fusion? That's understandable -- in the past we may have confused it with ... [FishbowlDC]

Tim Cook Almost Apologizes to Celebs for iCloud Leak - Posted September 5, 2014
There's been a lot of news about Apple this week, and there will be even more news about the company next week when it introduces the world to a watch, a new version of iOS, a new iPad model, a new iPhone and a bigger iPhone (... [FishbowlDC]

SeaWorld Finally Confirms a Blackfish Backlash to Investors - Posted August 13, 2014
SeaWorld has been very insistent in its messaging since CNN's Blackfish expose surfaced with variations on "The documentary is skewed and it will not affect our business in any way." Despite this claim, the company and its firm 42West ... [FishbowlDC]

'Distruptive' Startups Refine Their Strategies for Working with Regulators - Posted May 22, 2014
Airbnb's executives have decided that the free market doesn't trump the law and that the rules do apply to them after all. The details have been reported elsewhere, but the decision is a ... [FishbowlDC]

Yes, Wall Street Still Has a Big Perception Problem - Posted February 24, 2014
Got 15 minutes to spare? Listen to this NPR "Planet Money" clip in which New York magazine financial writer Kevin Roose gives us a hint as to why the insular world of big finance no longer appeals to Ivy League MBAs as much as it used to. In short, The Social... [FishbowlDC]

Can Bad E-Mail Etiquette Make for Better Pitches? - Posted January 9, 2014
According to New York magazine econ writer Kevin Roose's new ... [FishbowlDC]

Will Instagram's New Messaging Service Be a Useful Promo Tool? - Posted December 12, 2013
In a direct attempt to fight off challengers like Snapchat, Instagram announced today that it would launch a new "direct messaging" service that allows users to send pics to one another. New York mag's Kevin Roose writes that it means you can now "annoy specific, targeted friends with your brunch Instagrams",... [FishbowlDC]

Do Tech Blogs Give Free PR to Silicon Valley? Valleywag Says Yes. - Posted August 26, 2013
A couple of months ago New York magazine's economics writer Kevin Roose asked whether tech journalists are generally afraid to write "objectively" and/or criticize their subjects. In other... [FishbowlDC]

Why Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Was a PR Stunt - Posted March 26, 2013
You may have heard today that Yahoo, which is in the midst of trying to "sex up" its brand image, just bought Summly, a "news summary" app created by a 17-year-old British kid named Nick D'Aloisio, for a whopping $30 mill... [FishbowlDC]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [FishbowlDC]

A Brief and Terrible History of Black Friday - Posted November 21, 2012
We know, we know--we too plan to jump out of the nearest window if we have to hear the phrase "Black Friday" one more time. But as we scrolled through our news feed this morning we grew curious: what is the history of this horrible retail plague that empowers store... [FishbowlDC]

Goldman Sachs PR Chief Dishes on Damage Control - Posted October 23, 2012
Many media outlets have labeled Greg Smith's investment banking expose Why I Left Goldman Sachs disappointing; some in the financial industry have gone so far as to call him a classic "... [FishbowlDC]