PR

This was the tweet that caught my eye: “Food bloggers invited to “exclusive supper club” hosted by Food Network chef, actually frozen meal focus group. http://ow.ly/1wKDV6” By Andrew Hwang (@andhwang) who was linking to the (self proclaimed) ”Chubby Chinese” Girl’s post. I thought I could let this one go. A few tweets to express my outrage, then be […]

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Meat, milk, cheese – funky, fun, delicious, suspicious. All things goat were discussed. Questions asked, resources and recipes shared. This goat-loving trip or tribe started on Twitter with a couple of fun, overlapping chat threads and when we found each other it was goaty-kismet.   Now, there’s a recipe roundup happening, and spontaneous small convos […]

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Metrics for Social Media is slippery business. This is the holy grail for so many trying to leverage their expertise as “Social Media Gurus”. (Some people are so quick to hype themselves as “gurus”, I am tempted to say SMG stands not for Social Media Guru but So Much Garbage. But that’s a rant for […]

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  Customer service seems to be a truly endangered species.   These days it seems a “response” passes for a “solution” and people think it’s okay to tell you they’re “too busy” to deal with you professionally. When did that become okay to say?   I just had a customer service rep ignore what I […]

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A friend said to me today, “You know it’s interesting how many stories you have about really bad PR practices. I know it irks you because you deliver good service to your clients. And, I don’t doubt you, but isn’t it stunning how many people are paying big bucks for such awful service?” Stunning is […]

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What I can talk about (I give good sound bytes!): Sustainable seafood/sushi Heritage breed pigs Farm-to-table Wine and Cocktails Heirloom produce, artisanal foods Food, chef, restaurant trends S/O/L/E Food issues (Sustainable/Organic/Local/Ethical) Social media   Where I’ve written (& where some photos have appeared): GoNomad John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet Culture: the Word on Cheese The Glass […]

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