The latest episode of the “On the Record…Online” podcast, which goes inside the Oscars with Hollywood Reporter Film Editor Anne Thompson is available through the Hollywood Reporter’s home page! How cool is that? I had to take a picture before they removed the link. Click onthe screen shot and check out the Oscar Talk link.…

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Anne Thompson share how studios campaign for Oscar nominations and how online buzz influences the nominations.   In my entertainment PR days, I walked many red carpets during awards season. In this interview, deputy film editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Anne Thompson, who writes the weekly film industry column “Risky Business,” which is globally syndicated by…

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Award season is fun when you’re young and single. I represented the Pussycat Dolls back in the day, escorting them on many a red carpet. But award campaigning has changed quite a bit since then, my guest Steven Gaydos explains in this exclusive interview about how entertainment PR people launch campaigns to improve their client’s…

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The downsizing of the MSM goes far beyond the newsroom. Sure, we knew the news hole was getting smaller and smaller, but here we can see that paper routes are too. My New York Times and Los Angeles Times are now delivered together, by the same carrier. How’s that for efficiency? While the world of…

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Here’s a photo of the fist ever PR Geek Dinner in Singapore, organized online with professor Michael Netzley who teach public relations at Singapore Management University. During the course of my trip — I was there conducting my New Media PR Boot Camp for government agencies and NGOs — there were numerous articles in the…

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Here’s a view from the Ritz Carlton. I am leading an Online PR Workshop on Monday for NGOs. Last time I was here, almost 12 years ago, the landscape was lined with cranes. Today, it’s all grown up. If you’d like to join our Singapore PR Geek Dinner tomorrow night, we’ll be at Jumbo Seafood.…

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This is an exclusive interview with Deadline Hollywood founder Nikki Finke about Academy Awards PR campaigns, Weinstein’s Oscar campaigning strategy and how she manages to write her brash, in-your-face style of journalism without losing access to inside sources.  She used to be known as the “most feared, despised, and uncompromising journalist in Hollywood.” But Ronan…

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