Inspiration, Personal Branding, Sports

Winning in sports… winning in business

I'm a huge sports fan and find tons of inspiration from coaches and players that show great leadership qualities. There's Mark Messier, Herb Brooks, Derek Jeter... the list goes on. Tom Coughlin is another person that leads by example with words and actions. The two-time Super Bowl winning coach of the New York Football Giants… Continue reading Winning in sports… winning in business

Hot Topic, Public Relations, Social Media, Sports

Should a PR pro tell others to “chill?”

Football is a game of passion, for fans and for players. It's the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. It gets many of us more emotional than you could ever imagine. Just ask my wife how I was during the last two New York Giants Super Bowl wins. In public relations, we have… Continue reading Should a PR pro tell others to “chill?”

Hot Topic, Inspiration, Personal Branding

Building the Bridge

This time last year, I put my daughter on the bus for her first day of kindergarten. Little did I know that the bus doors opening to her new beginning were a metaphor of what was to come for her father. One year ago, I was let go from my job. It was the best… Continue reading Building the Bridge

Marketing, Media, Social Media, Sports, Technology

Journey chat: Ralph Vacchiano

How news and sports are reported has changed by leaps and bounds. I'm old enough to remember when I relied on the newspaper to get updates on my favorite teams. ESPN and CNN changed the way sports and news were covered, respectively. Fast forward to 2012 and if you want to get scores, highlights, stats,… Continue reading Journey chat: Ralph Vacchiano

Branding, Hot Topic, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Social Media, Technology

Don’t like new things? Then prepare to be disappointed.

It's our nature in this day and age to immediately be critical of new forms of communication. Heck, I've been part of that group. I criticized Foursquare; I didn't see the immediate value of Google+; and I'm still not sure about One of the things I'm starting the realize more and more each day… Continue reading Don’t like new things? Then prepare to be disappointed.

Hot Topic, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Sports, Uncategorized

Breaking down the Social… er, I mean Super Bowl.

It's the most wonderful time of the year if you are a football fan (sorry, college football bowl season doesn't compare). Feb. 5, 2012 will see the New York Football Giants go up against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The game itself is such a huge event that people plan for even if… Continue reading Breaking down the Social… er, I mean Super Bowl.

Hot Topic, Public Relations, Social Media, Sports

When the cheering stops.

Over the last few days I've had some great conversations with Mike Schaffer (@MikeSchaffer), Matt LaCasse (@MattLaCasse) Matt Hannaford (@AXP112) and Colin Pennington (@ColinJP) about Tiger Woods and, now, former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber's infidelities.  We also touched on whether Sandra Bullock knew about Jesse James' lifestyle choices, but that's another discussion… Continue reading When the cheering stops.