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Company Culture, Cyber Security, Events, Public Relations Posted Feb 5, 2019 by Kevin Kosh

This Disaster goes to 11…

As predictable as the unpredictability of New England weather, so is the fact that this time of year, you both always know, and forever are shocked, when RSA Conference crests the horizon. For a PR person it’s one of two gauntlets we must run yearly, and the destination can be as daunting, if not more, […]

Company Culture, Opinions, Social Media Posted Jan 23, 2017 by Kevin Kosh

It’s a Trap!

Life is full of surprises and puzzles.   There are things that grab your attention and your heart, things that feed your inner child, and things that you do because they are the right thing to do – and you get sucked in and can’t escape, and really don’t want to. For me, that has been […]

Cyber Security, Events, High Technology, Public Relations Posted Feb 24, 2014 by Kevin Kosh

RSA Conference: An Olympian Effort to Prove Our “Mettle”

  Here at CHEN PR, we’ve handled just about every technology market during our 17+ years.  About 3 years in, we dipped our toes into data security technologies. Now 14 years later we have built a solid reputation and earned a seat on the security PR shortlist. That means that come the turn of the […]

Innovation, Uncategorized Posted Jun 6, 2013 by Kevin Kosh

From Websites to Parasites…to Collective Perfection?

  From most reports, we are a nation of cord cutters.  We are technology addicts that speak responsibly of privacy and propriety in the way digital businesses deal with us, but simultaneously consume irrationally and become easily distracted by, and attracted to, the digital squirrel of innovation.  There were a number of stories last week […]

Innovation, Uncategorized Posted Mar 22, 2013 by Kevin Kosh

Ummm…is this thing on?

New experience time again.  You may remember not too long ago I got a taste of my own PR medicine when I became an interview subject – and ultimately a quoted source – on a security breach.  To be honest, it was fun – at least for me.  You’ll notice I haven’t been quoted since.  […]

Social Media Posted Jan 18, 2013 by Kevin Kosh

Act like you’ve been there before…but for God’s sake think before you Check In.

As we come up on the Football Conference Championships, a host of stories around how we are viewed, tracked, identified, profiled and targeted, are hard to ignore.  It makes me think about how we conduct ourselves and how our relationships with our devices and online lives are scrutinized and preserved – and it brings me […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 13, 2012 by Kevin Kosh

Keep C.A.L.M. or Shut Up

As I was driving into work today, I heard the story that the C.A.L.M. Act is going into effect, otherwise known as the “Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation” Act.  Essentially this answers the question: “am I crazy or does the volume suddenly jump when commercials come on?”  So while you still may be crazy, you’re just […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 7, 2012 by Kevin Kosh

WebInno Takes on the Laws of MOtion

     For the past three plus years, WebInno has provided a fantastic snapshot of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Boston area.  Typically a wide open and all inclusive discussion that covers a broad range of markets and technologies, the December 3 WebInno aligned with MobileMonday to give us WebInnoMobile.  And as with Newton’s laws, the […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 20, 2012 by Kevin Kosh

unConference Session: Data Data Everywhere and Not a Control in “Site”

       (The following post originally appeared as part of coverage of the MTLC unConference, November 16, 2012)       “…your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should”  – Dr. Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park Obviously not a quote about Big Data, but a refrain that […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 19, 2012 by Kevin Kosh

unConference Session: Get Famous Fast? Get Over Yourself!

       (The following post originally appeared as part of coverage of the MTLC unConference, November 16, 2012)  Kicking off unConference in a big way, an overflow crowd attended the session “Get Famous Fast: Media Relations for Entrepreneurs.” With an All-Star panel that included innovation chronicler Scott Kirsner; Author David Meerman Scott;  Twitter pioneer, Laura Fitton, […]