Drew Major Honored: When I first went to work for Eric Schmidt on his PR team way back in the $42/share Novell era, I was assigned to support Drew Major, along with my partner PR role. He has affected so many lives. Seeing him at the event was great! Hearing the war stories from ...Continue Reading → Share
Entrepreneur Consultant John Pilmer is back by popular demand.
SALT LAKE CITY—August 27, 2013—Utah Valley University (UVU) has enlisted PilmerPR CEO and business advisor John Pilmer, to teach Entrepreneurship (MGMT 3170.301) for a fourth semester in the Woodbury School of Business. This introductory class for aspiring entrepreneurs offers students a unique view into the real world of creating a running a successful startup company. Since his class meets on Saturday mornings, Pilmer continues as CEO for PilmerPR.
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The Daily Herald and I go back 16 years to it’s first print edition delivery on my doorstep. I was a new recruit on Eric Schmidt’s Novell public relations team at the time. We’ve had a love/hate relationship since then as the Utah Valley staple rides the roller coaster despised by print newspapers over the ...Continue Reading → Share
This week I joined 25,000+ security fans at the International Security Conference in Las Vegas (ISC West). 1,000 exhibitors fought for attention with amazing marketing and PR dexterity.
I’ve been on the road doing event PR(public relations) for many entrepreneurial start-ups and some “big dawg” companies. Spreading the news about cool new technologies, new services, and basically awesome stuff! When with Novell, I accompanied some visionary executives including Eric Schmidt (of Google fame) and Chris Stone. On 9/11, I was ...Continue Reading → Share
UPDATE: Since writing the article below I asked Todd Pedersen the following:
What’s the likelihood of Blackstone growing the Vivint HQ outside of Utah?
From my home office I can almost see the Vivint headquarters in Utah Valley’s River Bottoms. I’ve watched with some amazement as this small entrepreneurial start-up has grown into a industry “dominator”–I say that with my best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent. Today’s news of Blackstone’s acquisition of the company for around $2B tops ...Continue Reading → Share