Last night we had a great time at Spezie’s in Washington, D.C. Mike Krempasky from Edelman and Red State bought me a drink, thanks Mike, and we had a very interesting chat about media relations and D.C. politics.
She graciously shared a copy with me so that I could review it. I have already read the forward from Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and author of the GM Fastlane Blog, who said some very nice things about Debbie.
I am excited about getting into the meat of the book over the next several days. I like her approach. She starts with a great quote from her husband, “Real people don’t write blogs.” She sets up the real pain point for most corporate types, which is, “Why should I care?” I look forward to seeing how she answers this question.
After eight months of blogging, it was good to finally meet some of my fellow PR Bloggers in person. I learned a few things too.
I found out that Erin Caldwell, newly hired by Edelman from Auburn University, actually reads and edits every post for the group blog aimed at young professionals, Forward, before they are posted. Amazing Erin!
I met Steve Field, an up-and-coming PR blogger who works at the Pentagon and found out he will be visiting San Antonio soon. Steve, be sure to let us know so we can roll out the red carpet for you.
Chris Abraham, from Edelman, who works on the WalMart account was there. We had a fascinating talk about search engine optimization and Google rank.
Leah Jones, also from Edelman, was also there, although we didn’t get a chance to talk. She writes this great post today about some great tools I haven’t tried yet and plan to check out. Next time Leah! Same wth Jeff Harrell, who authors this beautiful blog. Nice design!
At the basic level Jonathon says it is free. I signed up for an account to take a test drive. So, more on that later.
I will be traveling tomorrow, so I will post when I can.