28 février 2005

How does the NHL tie in with communications?

Here's how.

By Rich Thomaselli

DETROIT (AdAge.com) -- Faced with a half-billion dollar loss from advertising revenue and TV contracts after canceling its season last week, the National Hockey League must now grapple with an erosion of confidence from fans and sponsors that threaten its future.

NHL must convince corporate sponsors and TV networks that it can be a viable entity again. (...)

"To say that future revenue streams have been compromised is an understatement," said sports marketing expert David Carter, a principal at Los Angeles-based Sports Business Group and a professor at the University of Southern California.(...)

Now if that isn't the destruction of a reputation, I don't know what is. You've got both short-term costs (advertising revenue that'll never come back) AND what is called here "an erosion of confidence" (quite the understatement).

Analysis Paralysis

Fred Wilson, a blogger and partner at Flatiron Partners, quotes Teddy Roosevelt in this post:
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Not only is that one of my prefered quotes but it also made me think of Malcom Gladwell's "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking."

25 février 2005

16 février 2005

Radio-Canada offre des fils RSS

Plusieurs fils différents couvrant les nouvelles générales, les nouvelles du sport et les nouvelles régionales. Félicitations à Rad-Can.

14 février 2005

Eason Jordan quits

Jeff Jarvis rounds up a lot of stuff. The money quote:
News people, who are used by PR people, are the worst at figuring out their own PR.

11 février 2005

Robert Scoble in The Economist

A while back, Canadian PR blogger Colin McKay wrote a post titled "When is corporate blogging going to break through to the mainstream?" He answered his question by saying:
When BusinessWeek runs a story on corporate blogging, give me a call.
I answered here when blogging was covered in BusinessWeek.

That said, we've now gone one step further since Robert Scoble is profiled in The Economist!

Is that mainstream enough for you?