Why You Should Engage With Your Critics

Back in April, Jimmy Fallon had an amusing segment on The Tonight Show that showed just how quickly fans could turn on a brand—and how quickly they could be won back. When I watched the segment again this week, I realized that it had parallels to our online interactions.

The segment starred Robinson Cano, a baseball


Am I Wrong To Shame People Who Plagiarize My Work?

I recently called out a PR professional who appeared to steal my work.

It’s not the first time I’ve done that. Unfortunately, a surprising number of people think little about lifting someone else’s work, and I regularly come across instances in which someone has claimed my work as their own.

But after the last incident, a person


Should I Delete Or Keep This Comment?

I received an email yesterday from an Australian reader. It seems that he had left a comment on one of my stories last year — but he doesn’t want it to appear on my blog anymore.

You’ll find his email below. To protect his anonymity, I’m not including his name or the name of the original


Nine Of My Favorite Public Relations Blogs

In the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to share some blog love today with nine of my favorite bloggers.

I regularly visit and learn from these nine sites. These bloggers write and share smart content, and many are also entertaining. I hope you’ll check them out and enjoy their work as much as I


Why I Answered My Obscene Commenter

Whenever I post an article citing the “worst gaffes” of a certain time period, I get feedback from a few readers who disagree with my choices.

So I wasn’t surprised that some people took me to task for an article I posted on Sunday, “The 10 Worst Media Gaffes of Election 2012.” After all, I acknowledge


Reader Email 2: How Do You Handle Negative Comments?

You’re a jerk. An idiot. A poser. A moron. A dumbass.

If you’ve blogged long enough, you’ve probably been assaulted by a few readers who disagree with your conclusions. And that can lead to a few challenges for bloggers who want to allow a free exchange of ideas but also insist upon a civil discourse.

Reader Mary


Ten Things I’ve Learned After Two Years Of Blogging

As you’ve likely read by now, the Mr. Media Training Blog is celebrating its second anniversary this week!

To commemorate the first anniversary last year, I ran a piece called “12 Things I Learned In My First Year as a Blogger.” So this year, I decided to refresh that piece by deleting a few points and


Have You Had Any “Aha!” Moments After Visiting This Blog?

As you already know, the Mr. Media Training Blog is celebrating its second anniversary this week!

From the very beginning of this blog, I have been committed to a simple idea: To give away everything I’ve learned through the years for free. I believe that “free” is a great way to build a brand –

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