Every Thursday, socialTNT channels the spirit of citizen journalism by putting bloggers, reporters, PR pro’s or anyone with something to say about social media in front of the camera for a short, three minute interview. The videos are meant to encourage dialog between reporters, PR/communications practitioners and marketers on the future of media.
This Thursday, socialTNT meets with Jeremy Pepper, PR Blogger and Director of Communications for The Point. As a notorious contrarian blogger, Jeremy is the perfect fit for “Stick It To The Man” week. In today’s “3Q’s in 3 Min,” Jeremy plays hardball with the Social Media News Release and offers a little advice to the Blog Council.
Jeremy Pepper is not new to social media; he’s been blogging for four and a half years. The New PR Blogger Timeline places Jeremy’s POP! PR Jots as the 16th PR blog on record. Some of his recent posts include: “PR Will Lose Social Media to Advertising Because of Sex” and “It’s a Shame,” a passionate post about blogger/media relations. Before you start firing your guns, you aspiring restless contrarian bloggers should check out Jeremy’s post on libel.
Fun Facts about Jeremy
- Totally connected, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
- Once tied Miles Perkins (of Industrial Light and Magic) in a Valleywag “Snacky or Flacky” contest
- Seems to love wearing flip-flops (He came to our interview in 30 degree weather wearing flip-flops!)
- Originally from Detroit, Jeremy studied philosophy at University of Arizona (maybe that’s where he got a degree in Sandal-ology)
Watch as Jeremy tells us his thoughts on the SMNR and advises the Blog Council to open up a little bit.
Is the Social Media News Release just another choice? Or does it have advantages and benefits not found in a traditional release?
Should the Blog Council pow-wow with PR peeps? Or do big corps really need privacy from the outside? Love to hear your response.
Once again, thanks Jeremy for your interview!