Thursday, December 17, 2009

End of Year News and Announcements

A New Book in the Works
This is my 50th entry and it’s the first one with something about me. I thoroughly enjoy commenting on news and trends, and offering up a new idea here and there. And, it’s gratifying to track how and where this is all being viewed. People from over 50 countries have visited

However, some of you have noticed that the blog articles and published pieces in the trades have appeared less frequently in the last month. I have an explanation.

A part of it is the time devoted to reading papers and grading final exams for the Research Process & Methodology course I teach at NYU’s M.S. program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. I had another great group of students who left, I hope, as more aware users, evaluators and purchasers of research. They will help to further elevate the field, and bring a more rigorous approach to communications planning and measurement.

The other reason, I am very pleased to announce, is that most of my writing energies will be placed toward completing a book on leadership and management. Camelot, Inc. will be published by Praeger and has a planned release in late 2010/early 2011.

I will still comment occasionally here and on Twitter, be involved with NYU and be available to take on consulting assignments in corporate and marketing communications, and issues and crisis preparedness.

I wish you a happy and healthy holiday, and a wonderful year ahead. I’ll look forward to staying in touch.