If you want to drive a busy person crazy, just post an out-of-the office email reply that you are on vacation for a week and then don’t delete it for many days after you return to work. It happens all the time. Many workers hide behind out-of-the-office replies because they want to take advantage of this common business practice. TV personality Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman-Hess discuss the culprits and why they shouldn’t be working in the digital age.
More and more journalists are talking about not attending certain press parties and conferences because the focus is no longer on them. The rooms are now filled with way too many “here today, gone tomorrow,” social media influencers. They are the ones who are getting “first class” accessibility to new products and scoops. Watch out corporate America and event planners. If you keep treating editorial writers and broadcasters like second class citizens, you will find yourselves without high profile coverage. TV personality Steve Greenberg and PR rep Lois Whitman discuss the dilemma.
In one of the most unusual documentaries ever made, Alec Baldwin portrays John DeLorean, while real footage from the automaker’s life, is interspersed between scenes. It’s a wild ride. TV personality Steve Greenberg, and PR consultant Lois Whitman—Hess, waste no time dishing on what they think is fact or fiction. You decide.
Everyone who sees “Three Identical Strangers,” a documentary about a set of triplets who were adopted and unknowingly separated at birth, gets into a debate with others about whether “nature or nurture” were forces that made them the men they are today. None of the men, nor their families, knew about the others for 19 years.
Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess, hosts of the “Lying on the Beach” podcast, have been searching for the answer to that question ever since they saw Director Tim Wardle’s documentary a few days ago. They don’t want to spoil the story for you but they will say a happy reunion turns into an unfortunate upset. You start to question your life, and wonder how you would have reacted if you were one of the triplets: Robert Shafran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman.
Steve is a monthly tech contributor to NBC’s Today Show and morning TV newscasts around the country. Lois is a co-owner of HWH PR, a leading PR agency in the tech and entertainment business.
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Are You Ready For CES 2018?
Are you REALLY ready for CES? One of the ways to know for sure is to listen to this week’s “Lying on the Beach” podcast by Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess. Both are industry veterans who have been attending CES longer than most attendees. Together they have been to more than 70 CES’s
Steve is a monthly tech contributor to NBC’s Today Show and morning TV newscasts around the country. Lois is a co-owner of one of the leading PR agencies in the tech business.
Together they give a detailed description of what it’s like to attend CES, what they look for, how they deal with the size, and what showgoers should expect to see.
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Steve Greenberg, a monthly Today Show contributor, and TV personality on 20-plus morning news shows around the country and Lois Whitman-Hess the co-owner of HWH PR, and author of the blog DigiDame, discuss their lack of “likes” on social media.
The two of us often commiserate that we don’t get enough “likes” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to show the rest of the world that we matter. We are both proud of our accomplishments, but not with the number of likes we get. We know we are not alone. Millions of people feel the same way.
It’s amazing how many tech start-ups make the same mistakes and eventually die. TV personality Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman of HWH PR have witnessed these avoidable blunders so many times over the many years they have been in the tech world. They decided to point out the common ones so future new companies will not make the same mistakes. The goal of this podcast is help entrepreneurs attract investors, strategic partners, and great editorial coverage.
Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman discuss the Broadway-bound musical Hazel. Hazel was is a TV situation comedy about a live-in maid named Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and her employers, the Baxters. The five-season, 154-episode series aired in prime time from September 28, 1961, to April 11, 1966. The show was based on the popular single-panel comic strip by cartoonist Ted Key, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.
The TV show was turned into a stage show musical by partners Chuck Steffan and Ron Abel. They licensed the rights from Peter Key, son of Ted. Abel wrote the music, Steffan wrote the lyrics, and Lissa Levin wrote the book. Actress/singer Klea Blackhurst is Hazel. Lucie Arnaz directed the show for the New York readings and Joshua Bergasse was the director for Chicago’s Drury Lane premiere.
TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman are both big users of Lyft and Uber, the dominant online transportation networks that have forever changed the way we commute in cities all over the world. Steve and Lois encourage all of their family and friends to use these car services because they are reliable, trustworthy, very handy and most of all, less expensive than yellow cabs. You can imagine how upset they were when they started to see #DeleteUber posts all over social media platforms. There was a big upset involving the CEO of Uber and his allegiance to President Trump.
Hear all about it on the latest episode of the Lying on the Beach podcast.
If you haven’t seen the documentary on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, called Bright Lights, stop what you are doing, and watch it now. It’s available on all HBO platforms. It’s just terrific.
TV personality and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg, and PR expert Lois Whitman, of HWH PR, can’t stop talking about the movie. They said you get a fabulous glimpse into the lives of these Hollywood stars, how they related to each other, their Hollywood compound and their friends and family. Todd Fisher, Debbie’s son, provides plenty of insight into family life. Get ready. You also get a glimpse of an elderly Eddie Fisher in his last days.
It’s absolutely eerie that documentarians Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom, started this project in April 2014, and finished it 18 months later. The TV film was Carrie’s idea because she wanted to document her mother still working in her 80’s. HBO released the movie earlier than scheduled, as a tribute to these two extraordinary ladies who died one day apart in December.
Click here to hear what they have to say about Bright Lights on their podcast, Lying on the Beach.