Posted by Eric Starkman Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Can REALLY Hurt You
I recently had drinks with a very prominent journalist – never mind his name, trust me, he's a biggie – who made a rather remarkable admission: "I rarely give interviews to reporters and when I do it's always via email because I want a paper trail of exactly what I said. Reporters never get it right." He then went on to tell me about a colleague of his who staunchly believes that the only time you should talk to a reporter is when you are promoting a book.
If there's a kernel of truth to the journalism tenet that three makes a trend, then it is worth noting that at least that many of the best and the brightest journalists prefer to interact with their professional brethren by keeping their mouths shut and their typing fingers busy, at least when the news isn't pretty.
Posted by Amanda Chapel Wednesday, August 29, 2007
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewsSpreader/ -- To keep up with the radical changes happening in the PR business, McGrath/Power Public Relations (MP) made a startling announcement today. To accommodate the enormous growth the agency experienced in 2006, the agency is on the move.
Outstripping Thorp & Co. of Coral Gables, Florida, for the 105th spot in O'Dwyer's Agency Rankings, MP has moved from 3945 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara to 333 West San Carlos Street, San Jose.
According to our sources, staff and the firm's clients are presently adjusting to the transition. They now: Head East on Freedom Circle toward Mission College Boulevard; Turn right at Mission College Boulevard; Turn right at Montague Expressway; Take the ramp onto US-101 South; Take the Guadalupe Pkwy/CA-87 exit; Slight left at CA-87 S/Guadalupe Pkwy; Take the Park Avenue exit toward CA-82/San Carlos Street; Turn left at Park; Turn right at South Almaden Boulevard; and then turn right at West San Carlos Street. The change is a little over seven miles.
Jonathan Bloom, CEO of McGrath/Power, said: "Reflecting back on our 25 years, we see this move as just the next step in the evolution of the agency. We are excited to mark this milestone with new facilities, and look forward to the continued growth and expansion of the agency."
In conjunction with the move and to "usher in a new era," the agency is also unveiling a new corporate logo. According to the press announcement, the re-branded logo is "representative of the evolution of the agency and the technology industry as a whole."
EDITOR'S NOTE: The agency's telephone number remains the same: (408) 727-0351.
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