Friday, December 19, 2008

Official Apology to Rich Brome And All Offended Bloggers

Just posted this on Twitter. Received over 100 emails, most of them angry. They are right. I was wrong. Thank you for the support emails but this is the right thing to do. Amazed by the power of viral marketing and learned a lot. I should take the heat. I love the blogger community and I did them wrong. I apologize.

Lois Whitman

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What A Day

Sitting here all day trying to get placement for clients. Can you imagine that I am still doing this at my age?

Poor WSJ and NY Times---left 45 people voice mails.

I am going to be so outed by those publications.

Going home now. Turning on Lifetime and leaving more voicemails.

Maybe someone will pick up. Vinny, Trip and Francine, call me back

Talk later


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Google Is This Girl's Best Friend

Most women desire diamonds. I desire being relevant and try to keep up with the geniuses on the horizon. Say hello to Zak Katz of Harvard and Ben Cole, Cornell. They both interned at HWH a few years ago and now Ben is spending his second summer at Google in New York and Zak is at a major biotech company.

I was so flattered when Ben invited me to join Zak and him for lunch at Google. Everyone who works for Google on the East and West coasts get free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mario Batali was the guest chef the day I got to see how the other world lives. Their individual dining rooms consist of Gourmet, Sushi, Kosher, Deli, and Snack Stands.

And when they are not hungry or facing a deadline, Google employees get to hang out in the ping pong, pool, Lego, TV, or board game rooms. And if they are still not satisfied, they can relax in a lounge area with wifi.

What a shock it is going to be when these kids go to work in a traditional office where toilet paper may be at a premium.

Sex In the 60

There should be a law. Women over 60 have to wear bras. Not sure what this is all about but a fashion Icon has to set standards. Donna Karan is starting to look like LWNY. Maybe it is just a lousy picture

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nothing like getting a dose of reality when you learn that a figure larger than life, Sydney Pollack, director, actor, writer, died nine months after learning he had cancer. He was 74. Way too young. Of course it was kept quiet in Hollywood. Maybe a few knew.
Makes you wonder what tomorrow is going to be like. Am I doing what I like today? What have I put off? Who did I piss off?
Sydney had so much to live for. Lived the life of several men. Yet to many of us, it was not enough.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Don't Sue Sue Simmons

After 28 years as a local anchor for NBC 11pm news, Sue finally screwed up. She used the "F" word on air when the guy in charge of TV screen shots that coincides with the story being told broadcasted the wrong pix.

Everyone is talking about it today. Why? Cause Sue is Sweaky clean. Unblemished. Pure as pure can be.

All of her fans, including yours truly, truly hope NBC doesn't smack her with a big fine. Or worse yet, can her. They just might use this an an excuse to get rid of another big salary anchor.

That, in my opinion, would be a bad PR move. Everyone is human and Sue should be applauded for her consistency and continuity on air rather than one little bleep.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Do you know why John Mc Cain is going to win in November?

Because the Democrats are going to let him. The same way they let Bush get in. The Democrats always default to inner turmoil.

This is a PR nightmare.

I know nothing about politics but boy do I know about PR. I have been seeing the critical signs of downfall for so long but today after reading statements made by Democrat party Howard Dean, I am totally convinced the Blue team does not have a shot.

The Democrats are busy and constantly calling attention to their disarray. I see this in the business world all the time. It is the same as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.. Instead of capitalizing on their strengths, the Democrats are busy showing us all their warts.

Mc Cain knows the Democrats are doomed. He already has his interior designers and cooks all lined up for the White House. We are going to be seeing a lot of that Turquoise, Southwest look.

Just to insure his win, Mc Cain has been going after Obama. Slice him down now while the Democrats are over cooking him.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

I hate the cold winters in New York. I always did. But there is something about snow that makes winters bearable. Snow always signifies a "time out." Everyone has to readjust their schedules, back off into a slower speed, and stop and smell the snow (roses). Deadlines are off. You can use the time to catch up or refect as you see the snowflakes fall before your very eyes.

Snow also reminds me of my childhood. We didn't have computers then. We didn't have to check our emails 100 times a day. We went out and played without feeling we were missing something.

We actually fantasized. More time for it. Sometimes we pretended to be race car drivers as we slid down hills, angels as we traced our bodies in the snow and attention getters by throwing sneaky snow balls.

Now if I am away from Google Reader, Twitter, my emails and voice mails for more than 10 seconds, I feel I missed something.

I long to be disconnected without the addiction known as "wired."

Got to go.......the snow is falling outside but the demands are mounting up inside

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Where Are All The Hillary Supporters?

My good friend Gary Arlen sent this blog along to me today thinking I would rest easier about Hillary. It is written by Jeff Rowan, son of the one-time "Dean" of Black political commentators in DC His son is a psychologist, a friend of Gary's... and now following in his father's footsteps part-time. Here are today's comments about the Dem primary.

I love the way this guy writes. However, I dont think Hillary should bow out just yet. Stranger turn of events have happened.

A note to Hillary. Play it to the last possible moment. Rowan wants Hillary to raise the white flag the way Gore did.

This is politics

Mc Cain is going to go for blood

Monday, February 18, 2008

Andrea Peyser, NY Post Questions Obama Too

The New York Post endorsed Obama a few weeks ago. I was shocked when the famed NY Post columnist Andrea Peyser called to ask me why I was sending out a flurry of emails asking friends and family to give me specific reasons why they were voting for Obama. I had already received a few nasty emails back because along with my question was an article from a very radical Right Wing Internet newsletter that made some very drastic claims. I thought for sure I was doomed and was going to get clobbered by The New York Post. Yes, The following is proof that writers and columnists have the freedom to express their own opinions.


By Andrea Peyser

February 18, 2008 -- DOES Barack Obama have an Israel problem? The golden-throated senator has pledged unflagging loyalty to the Jewish state on his campaign Web site, and unequivocal support for Israel's right to defend itself. As far as his staff is concerned, end of story.
But an e-mail has lately flown through the in-boxes of hundreds of influential New Yorkers, mainly Democrats, that poses a simple question: Would a President Obama be good for the Jews?
That depends on whom you ask. And the one asking is not, as Obama staffers suspect, Hillary Clinton, but Lois Whitman, a public-relations executive and die-hard Dem, who's been blown away by the response - pro and con.
Issue No. 1: Obama can't shake his affiliation with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago, the spiritual leader from whose sermon Obama took the title of his book "Audacity of Hope."
Last year, Wright bestowed an award on the Rev. Louis Farrakhan - the man who called Judaism a "gutter religion" and Jews "bloodsuckers." He declared Farrakhan one who "epitomized greatness."
But Obama has lately distanced himself from his longtime minister. He called Wright the night before his campaign launch last year to disinvite him from the event. Wright told The New York Times Obama feared "his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell."
Just last month, Obama declared, "Like a member of my own family, there are things he says at times with which I deeply disagree," a statement carefully applauded by the Anti-Defamation League.
Issue No. 2: Obama's had trouble distancing himself from Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, who claims the United States' special relationship with Israel is the result of Jewish pressure, not mutual good.
While the campaign admits Brzezinski has advised Obama, staffers insist his influence begins and ends on the situation in Iraq.
Is Obama good for Israel? Let's hope he leaves no doubt about the answer.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Strahan Acts Like A Two Year Old

Am I the only one to think that Michael Strahan's behavior at the mic during the Giants' Hero Parade in New York on Tuesday was a little juvenille? I have watched sports for many years and I have marveled at the respect most sports figures show to the competing team. I have often wondered if each team player was media trained because you always hear them compliment and say something good about the other side. Strahan was making fun of the New England Patriots and making gestures that just looked so unprofessional. He only made himself look foolish. I just couldn't believe my eyes especially with the ever so polite and reserved Tom Coughlin as his coach. Let's see how long that smirk is going to stay on Strahan's face. Where is his wife who he allegedly roughed up a few months ago?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

NY Post Hids Hillary

Just love the way the NY Post announced Hillary's victory today. Below the fold it says "Dems Split." Talk about manipulating the news