Posts Tagged ‘Brandee Barker’
TechCrunch giving awards to PR firms is like Glenn Beck giving out a Pulitzer Prize. TechCrunch loves PR firms just about as much as Beck loves the “liberal” media.
That being said, the finalists for the “Best Tech PR” Crunchie Award are:
Brew Media Relations
Brandee Barker, Facebook’s Director of Communications is looking for the best tech/internet PR agencies. The search is not for Facebook, she says. Her second Tweet, “Facebook loves Outcast,” refers to the social network’s agency Outcast Communications.
Barker is looking for a friend, she told PRNewser.
It looks like as Facebook moves towards a potential IPO, or at least in a direction to prove they will become a profitable company in the long term, the company is working on polishing its spin tactics.
The tech media is digging in on the departure this week of CFO Gideon Yu, which the company backed up by saying they needed a CFO with “public company experience.” Not everyone is buying that reasoning, especially since Facebook’s previous CFO already had public company experience. Writes Silicon Alley Insider’s Nicholas Carlson:
Bringing in Sheryl Sandberg and Elliot Schrage, Mark Zuckerberg hired two executives who are very good at PR. Since when you’re holding a hammer everything looks like a nail, Facebook now focuses far more on its public image than it ever used to. Says one source, “entire meetings are about PR and what we’re going to say to the public. In the old days [PR] was almost scorned.”
Currently Facebook works with Outcast Communications in addition to its internal team led by Brandee Barker.