Catch Steve Rubel, the Original PR Doyen, on “Media Orchard Live” Tonight!

by Scott Baradell | PR and Pop Culture

Catch Steve Rubel, the Original PR Doyen, on “Media Orchard Live” Tonight!

Steve Rubel is the man.

Tonight at 8 p.m. Central, we’re going to interview Steve on our second episode of “Media Orchard Live” on BlogTalkRadio. Tune in and you can call in to the show and ask Steve questions.

We’re going to discuss some heavy topics, such as:

1. Why Jimmy Wales, Second Lifers and others don’t like PR people.
2. Why Edelman has taken so much grief over the past few months.
3. Whether telling chicks in bars that you’re the “original PR doyen” is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
4. Whatever YOU want to talk about.

The call-in number is 646-915-8556. Get all the show details here.

Oh, by the way, I’m going to try to suck less than I apparently did the last time. So tune in!

(Disclaimer: BTR is an Idea Grove client…)

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12 thoughts on “Catch Steve Rubel, the Original PR Doyen, on “Media Orchard Live” Tonight!

  1. Constantin

    The original PR doyen“? That’s a new one. I wonder what other doyens –like Messrs. Bernays, Lee, and Page (among others)– would think about it.

  2. Constantin

    The BusinessWeek dude (aka Stephen Baker) called Steve “the doyen of PR blogging,” not “the (original) PR doyen” (sure I remember, I wrote about it). But, I’ll have to say, the new title is much more attractive… πŸ™‚

  3. SB

    Brian: You can call in — as long as you don’t sound as unprepared and confused as last time.

    Constantin: Deep down inside, you’re just a ball-buster, aren’t you? πŸ˜‰

  4. Gregory Kohs

    Sorry that I only caught the last 25 minutes of the show (of which I hijacked 15). Can’t wait to hear the first 50 minutes when it gets archived.

    Thanks for having me, Scott.

  5. Editor

    Regarding the Rubel interview, I have an interview tip for you. As a veteran anchor and reporter in TV news, in my opinion, you talked way too much during the interview, almost as much as Steve spoke. I didn’t tune in to listen to you, I wanted to listen to the expertise of Steve Rubel. You should simply ask the questions and then let him answer.

  6. Gregory Kohs

    SB, you could/should invite Jimmy Wales, but my guess is that he would be “too busy” to participate in a candid discussion about what actually constitutes a “conflict of interest” within Wikipedia. (Note, that he would reply to you about this official Wikipedia-related invitation with an e-mail address at

    I think, quite literally, this issue of paid editing of the free encyclopedia that “anyone can edit” has touched the rawest nerve that is Wales’ chief vulnerability. You can’t run a non-profit organization, operating with content that is under the GFDL license, but also expect to personally decide who can and can’t participate in the dialogue, regardless of community consensus. That is easily more unethical than any PR manipulation of Wikipedia article space could ever be.

    Anyhoo, I still need to listen to the entire show, but I’ll offer my opinion now regardless — don’t listen to “editor” (with no Blogger profile); you talked just the right amount during the interview. It works fine for Bill O’Reilly and Charlie Rose, so why not Scott Baradell?

  7. philgomes

    Listening to the archive now.

    (My last name is one syllable, pronounced like “goams,” rhyming with “roams.”)

    Don’t worry… Unless you live in a Portuguese-speaking country or live in San Jose, San Leandro, or New Bedford, *everyone* makes that mistake. *8-)