RevGen Utah Blasts off to Sales/Marketing Stratosphere

Last night’s RevGen Utah event was one for the record books. Mercato Partners and Adobe know how to throw a party. I was honored just to be among the awesome nominees. Once there, being among these quality “rockstars”, “movers & shakers” in the crowd was amazing and humbling. When nominated for this new and prestigious recognition, I made a deliberate decision to participate, but not to worry about winning. What, you say?

The ...

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Roundtable Business Experts Say Utah Valley on the Rise-We Live in a Postcard

UV Bus Round 1Utah and Utah Valley’s future is bright according to some top gurus of business at the UV Convention Center.

Yesterday, I delayed my morning gym workout to respond to the request to participate on an early morning Utah Valley Business Roundtable hosted by Utah Business Magazine (see their blog). It’s humbling to be asked again to offer my input on the future success of Utah, but especially so considering who sat around ...

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Mark Cuban Waxes Wise for Good Social Media for Personal PR

Mark Cuban was recently featured in an Inc. Magazine YouTube video sharing what he knows about safeguarding your online reputation in Social Media. This caught my eye in part because our company, PilmerPR, is in the Public Relations and Online Reputation Management business. It also caught my eye because of my work this past decade launching around four dozen entrepreneurial startups and helping some, like Mozy, AdvancedMD, and Seastone land in the Inc. 500.

Those issues aside, my 5,000 social ...

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EPA Guidelines Meet Utah – #1 Air Discomfort – Gallup Poll PART III

 

A new Gallup Poll indicates Utah residents dislike their air quality more than any other State.

Part III

This story just gets more and more interesting. I feel like Godzilla and Mothra just came onto the screen–both wearing air protection masks. First, EPA smacks down the opponent with new, harsh guidelines. Next, Governor Herbert says those guidelines will hurt business and people. Then, as if coming in for the TKO, Gallup finds my state’s residents as the most dissatisfied nationally with their ...

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UVEF – New Pre-Revenue Category for “Top 25 Under 5” Awards

Top 25 lo res logo OREM, Utah – May 15, 2014 – In its Silver Anniversary year, Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced the prolific organization is now accepting nominations through June 17th for the 2014 “Top 25 Under Five” Awards. Top 25 Under Five spotlights outstanding Utah entrepreneurs and emerging companies from across the state. Award recipients will be recognized at ceremonies on July 10th.

UVEF’s Top 25 Under Five Awards ...

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Shark Tank Takes on Yet Another Utah Startup – Crio Bru’s PR Win

Shark Tank just aired with yet another Utah startup on deck – Crio Bru ( www.criobru.com ). Kisstixx, PowerPot, Scan, and others have preceded them. They represent amazing home grown entrepreneurs born in the amazing startup ecosystem that is Utah, ranked as a top state to grow a business. As a 10 year business success with PilmerPR, a board member of Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF), co-founder ...

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Earth Day – Blue Sky Making a Difference in Green Clean Energy?

Happy Earth Day! I’m cool with marketing this day with other earth-conscious persons. Focusing attention on key sustainability issues today is a very good thing. I’m not keen on greenwashing  (ie. British Petroleum pre-Gulf oil spill disaster). We’ve written a bunch on our rule #1 for companies promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): “First be Good, Then Talk About It.” So many get the cart before the proverbial horse, doing brilliant marketing with less attention to actually moving the needle ...

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3 Digital PR Secrets that Win!

 

PR, especially Digital PR (content marketing + online PR + social networks + visual = AWESOME!) is changing at light speed. We have to evolve with it. This came into focus when I lunched with a former supervisor who helped me get a start in the industry when we both worked for Eric Schmidt while at Novell. She is just getting back into ...

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Sochi Games PR Nightmare of Olympic Proportions

Olympic sized Public Relations (PR) is just that…real BIG! So, when something goes wrong on the largest public relations stage, it’s real wrong. But, what’s the real PR lesson here. Is it unfinished hotel rooms for journalists, the very folks that buy virtual ink by the gallon? Did you really think someone wouldn’t Tweet this, Mr Putin. Is it the ghetto without running water across the super highway, just behind that fence that segregates the have tickets from the ...

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Dubai, at the top of the Oil and Gas Industry with SpotterRF

Oil and Gas. We all use them. We ‘gotta have em’. At some level we all seek cleaner ways to use them for a more sustainable planet. Our client SpotterRF recently visited the tip top of the world’s tallest manmade industry, and building, Dubai for the Intersec conference. Joining tens of thousands of conference goers, CEO Logan Harris and his CFO Glory Harris, found a warm reception is a very warm climate. But, let’s learn more about Dubai.

Dubai (/duːˈbaɪ/ doo-by; ...

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