PR & Marketing


Twitter Spoofing

Recently, I had an interesting situation. A friend emailed me to tell me that someone was tweeting under a very similar username to mine, and mentioning my friends in the tweet. She had sent my usual “Shabbat Shalom” tweet on a Wednesday and @’ed my friends. Odd. I looked her up. Turns out, she had used my header image, my username, and every few hours… tweeted my tweets. I felt violated....

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Disable the Dashboard in OS X Mavericks

I downloaded the new OS X Mavericks for my macbook and I love it… except there are a few things that I have been struggling with. One was that the Dashboard launched if I sneezed the wrong way… I would just swipe the wrong way and while I was in the middle of working, I would end up in the dashboard. UGH! It was driving me crazy. So I googled and found this article from IT World: http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/379426/disable-dashboard-os-x-mavericks...

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Days like today…

When crisis strikes in Colorado, Israel or really anywhere in the world, my days look like this: Wake up. Learn there is a crisis. Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online (in the case of the November 2012 Israeli engagement it was an awesome blogger giving blow by blow)....

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Ever Been Threatened On Your Blog?

Add me to that list. Last year I wrote about a dubious email I received from a Matthew T. Keener of CMO Summits.  You can read the blog post in full here – Marketing Directors Targeted in Scam|Spam. I wrote about how when I tried to learn more about this potential professional development opportunity I hit one road block after another which made me curious about this organization. In the end, I wrote that others had branded this a scam, the IP addresses and emails were marked as spam and though they......

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Mandy Patinkin at JFS Luncheon

I had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Patinkin speak at the Jewish Family Service luncheon here in Colorado. He was a joy to listen to and he sang a little bit of a song a the end in English and Yiddish. Here are my tweets from the event and the sound bite at the end.   JFS luncheon with @alliedjewish and Mandy Patinkin (@ Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center) 4sq.com/145VpRr — Talia Haykin – טליה (@thdpr) April 24, 2013   Waving hi, @jonathanlev ! Table 79 at @jfs_colo #jfsel13......

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Purex Earth Day Contest!

Folks! Get in on this Purex contest for a chance to win! The Go Purex Gro Green Instagram Contests ends Tuesday, April 30th, so don’t delay! Instructions: 1. Follow Purex on Instagram, @Purex 2. Instagram a photo of your favorite eco-friendly practice or activity 3. Be sure to use the hashtag #GoPurexGoGreen in the photo caption and share the photo on Facebook & Twitter 4. Ask your friends to “like” your photo on Instagram to increase your chances of winning. Prizes: The 5 participants that receive the most “likes” on Instagram will......

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New Facebook Event Images

If you post events to Facebook, you may have noticed that they have changed the format for the images. They haven’t yet allowed you to format you text, which I am patiently waiting for (you hear that FB?! Patiently WAITING!) but they have given you a banner image now which, in my opinion, is much better than the small thumbnail you could not expand. The new banner size is 714×264, however, keep in mind that Facebook like to change these things on a whim and not always tell you. (As I found......

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Workplace Engagement

A few months ago, I came across an incredible article written by Chuck Blakeman. It was entitled Why Employees are Always a Bad Idea. Then recently, it popped up again on my Twitter feed. It still felt so relevant and was, again, a fresh perspective that I needed. I have always been a huge proponent of a positive and encouraging workplace environment. People laugh at Google and other “young” companies that provide food or bean bags or an on-site gym but it makes employees feel wanted and that their company cares for......

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Tis the Season (to get sick)

I always welcome the cold weather with trepidation. The seasons change and it is beautiful and all… but with the cold weather we welcome colds and the flu. Funny thing is, when I used to work for Ballet Nouveau, I used to get sick ALL THE TIME. I was around little ballerinas all day… little ballerinas with the sniffles who didn’t always wash their hands… And thus… I would get sick every year… several times a season. Now don’t get me wrong… I wash my hands. But maybe not always for long......

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