Crime-Fighting Robot Invades Squawk Box

Knightscope and the K5 crime-fighting robot were in the national spotlight today appearing as guests on the popular CNBC morning show Squawk Box. The K5 roamed the studio as Knightscope Chairman and CEO William (Bill) Santana Li talked about the benefits of the autonomous security robot and how it aims to protect people and property. […]

On the Road with Knightscope

They look lovable enough, but Knightscope’s security robots are serious about crime. The K3 and K5 have been deployed across California and have played key roles in preventing crime and taking criminals off the street. They’ve been so successful, that the company is now expanding operations and rolling out these crime-fighting robots nationwide. The company […]

Silicon Valley Women of Influence

By Rachelle Avila As women continue to trail-blaze and shatter glass ceilings here in Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Business Journal has announced its 2017 “Women of Influence Awards.” The annual awards spotlight the 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and we are proud to announce two of […]

Robots That Make the World a Smarter and Safer Place

National Robotics Week is upon us! The 8th annual event will be held April 8-16,2017 with four main goals: Celebrate the US as a leader in robotics technology development Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future Advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development Inspire […]

UBTECH and LMGPR: A CES Success Story

It’s not easy to stand out in the crowd at CES. As the world’s largest innovation event, there are thousands of companies from all over the globe shouting “Hey, look at me!” Competition is fierce and it takes months of planning to pull off a successful event. When UBTECH came to LMGPR to help with […]

Inspiration on Two Wheels

You might not think a bike ride can change the world, but when you read “A Bicycle Built for Two Billion,” you might just change your mind. “A Bicycle Built for Two Billion” is the story of Jamie Bianchini, a serial entrepreneur who set off on a global bike ride “in search of love, compassion, […]

Bastille’s ‘KeySniffer’ Discovery Makes Global Headlines

Bastille is making news once again. The company has just unveiled “KeySniffer,” a new vulnerability in millions of low-cost wireless keyboards. KeySniffer allows hackers to eavesdrop and capture every keystroke a victim types in 100 percent clear text from as far as 250 feet away.  To see how a KeySniffer attack is executed, watch this video: When conducting a KeySniffer attack, hackers […]

Bastille: One Cool Startup!

We are proud to announce that Bastille has made CRN’s list of “The 10 Coolest Security Startups of 2016 (So Far).” The list looks at startups that “have gained significant traction and recognition for their technology that looks to solve security challenges around orchestration, threat detection, the Internet of Things, risk scoring and network security.” […]

What to do When the Internet is Down at Work

By Miranda Carter Being a Millennial, I can hardly remember a time without access to the Internet. In fact, some of my earliest memories still include the sounds of that dreaded full dial-up! Fast-forward 20 years or so, and now Millennials are entering the workforce where 90% of jobs require Internet access. But what happens […]

How to NOT Use Social Media

By Kris Aguilar Google “how to market on social media” and you’ll get about 345,000,000 results. Google “books on social media” and you’ll get 144,000,000 results. Despite an overabundance of knowledge and instruction out there, companies continue to do social media all wrong. I am reading “What Sticks: Why Most Advertising Fails and How To […]

5 Apps to Make You a College Pro

By Miranda Carter Your college years are not only some of the most formative and exciting years of your life, but some of the most stressful as well. You’re young and trying to have fun, but you’re probably on a budget, not to mention you’re overloaded with homework, exams, and writing papers, AND, while all […]

Home8: Smarter Living is Here

Have you ever left your house and had that sinking feeling you forgot to do something… like close the garage door? What if there was a way to check it remotely on your smartphone? Well actually, there is! Home8 launched this week with a new line of home awareness and smart protection products that lets […]

Take Control of Your Health With Soltrackr

By Miranda Carter “Don’t forget your sunblock!” One of the many wise phrases we all heard from our mothers growing up. However, so few of us actually realize how important this really is. Too much exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. Yeah, yeah we’ve all heard […]

Ready, Set, Bolt!

If you are a city dweller, you know that getting around town can be tough. Whether it’s traffic, a lack of parking, too far to walk, too steep to bicycle, or you just don’t feel like waiting for a bus or train, getting from point A to point B can be a real chore. But […]

KANOA Shines at ShowStoppers

One of the annual highlights of CES is an event known as ShowStoppers. It’s an invitation-only press event that puts companies right in front of the media to showcase their products. This year KANOA was a participant, demoing its highly anticipated true wireless earphones. Media from around the globe stopped by the KANOA booth to […]

LMGPR Heads to CES

We’re only a few days into 2016, but CES, the year’s biggest tech show, is already upon us! LMGPR is headed to Las Vegas to help our clients stand out in the crowd and get the media attention they deserve. This year, we’re representing two companies with highly anticipated releases: First is SKULLY, makers of […]

Magazines, Car Shows and Leno… Oh My!

By Donna Loughlin Michaels My dad would be proud. He was an avid reader of Popular Science and collected issues for years. The November issue of Popular Science with Divergent Motors’ Blade on the cover would have blown his mind. The Blade is the world’s first 3D-printed car and is one of the greenest and most […]

LMGPR: Best in Show 2015!

For the 7th consecutive year, LMGPR has received a “Best of Silicon Valley” award in the “Public Relations Counselors” category. The annual awards are bestowed upon those businesses that have achieved exceptional marketing success and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. LMGPR is the sole winner in […]

LMGPR Picks the Best Apps for Families on the Go

By Grace Koh and Arlene Go As we see fall sneaking around the corner, it’s back to school for the kids, back to juggling school pickups, back to coordinating the family schedule, and just basically back to doing a million things at once. In the midst of all the chaos that life brings, here are […]

KANOA: A New Standard in True Wireless Audio Performance

Ever tried running with headphones or earbuds? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably found yourself annoyed at the wires getting tangled or bouncing about, often resulting in pulling the bud out of your ear. But there was really nothing we could do about it. Since the invention of headphones, we’ve always been tethered to […]

Divergent Microfactories: Driving the Future

Everybody wants a cleaner planet. Divergent Microfactories is one of the few companies actually doing something about it. The company recently unveiled “Blade,” the world’s first 3D-printed supercar. Most people don’t know that the carbon footprint of building a car, regardless of whether it’s electric or not, is worse than the car emissions itself. Blade, however, was […]

LMGPR: Making Noise at RSA

It’s been a busy week for us here at RSA, “where the world talk security.” We have not one, not two, but THREE security clients taking part in one of the largest security conferences of the year and all three have had excellent showings so far. Here’s a rundown of highlights: Fortscale: The User Behavior Analytics […]

Remembering Bailey

This week, LMGPR lost a beloved member of the family. Bailey, a Wire Fox Terrier, joined the LMGPR team in 2001. He was three-months old and full of energy, creative ideas and was always ready to greet arriving guests and make them feel welcome. Often Bailey would wander to the various offices and give his own […]

Never Lose Your Wallet Again!

Have you ever lost your wallet? If so, you know what a hassle it can be. From the initial panic of worrying about credit card fraud and Identity theft, to having to stand in line at the DMV to replace your driver’s license, losing your wallet can really disrupt your life. The founders of StreetSmart […]

Grush: Bringing Tooth Brushing Into the 21st Century!

Getting kids to brush their teeth can be difficult. Getting kids to WANT to brush their teeth is even harder. Grush, the first gaming toothbrush for kids, is changing that. Grush is the smart, connected toothbrush that transforms the brushing chore into fun, interactive mobile games for children. It features advanced motion-sensing technology that detects every motion […]

BeeLine: Where A-List Dining Begins!

It’s Friday night and you’ve suddenly been tasked with securing dinner reservations at a Bay Area hotspot. The problem? A) you don’t know any hotspots and B) IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT! Where do you even begin? BeeLine is a social dining service that provides premier culinary experiences with a personalized touch. The company has teamed up […]

SKULLY: The Future of Motorcycle Helmets is Here!

SKULLY, makers of the first Heads Up Display (HUD) motorcycle helmet, came out with some HUGE news today: Beginning Monday, August 11th,  SKULLY will start taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated AR-1 helmet. Road & Track says the SKULLY AR-1 could be “the most anticipated motorcycle helmet ever produced.” Noted Tech Analyst Rob Enderle says […]

A Funding We Will Go

For most startups, funding is an integral part of the business plan. Without funding from outside sources, these startups would not have the resources they need to move their businesses forward. That being said, two of LMGPR’s clients have just closed funding rounds to the tune of $10 million dollars each: Distil Networks recently closed […]

LMGPR Clients Among TiE50 Award Finalists

LMGPR is proud to announce that not one, but TWO of our clients have been selected as finalists for the 2014 TiE50 Awards: Sideband Networks and Smart Monitor. TiE screened more than 2800 startups before choosing the top 100 finalists. The finalists will next present their ideas at TieCon, the world’s largest technology conference for entrepreneurs, […]

LMGPR: Hall of Famers!

By Katelynn Degnan Move over, Cooperstown! Silicon Valley has its own Hall of Fame and LMGPR has been inducted! For the past six years, LMGPR has received a “Best of Silicon Valley” award. We are among a very small group of companies to win this award in consecutive years, and as a result, have been […]

“Silicon Valley” Hits Close to Home

By Katelynn Degnan Have you seen Silicon Valley yet? The new HBO comedy series from Mike Judge, responsible for the cult classic Office Space and cartoons Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill, takes a satirical (yet somewhat realistic) look at life in the capital of the tech world. Watch the trailer here: Silicon Valley […]

All the World’s a Social Media Post!

By Katelynn Degnan Mystery is a thing of the past. Living in the age of Social Media, our lives are constantly on display. Between status updates and posting pictures and videos, social networks have become a necessity in today’s world. Staying connected is now crucial and has resulted in the creation of numerous social apps.  […]

Going to SXSW? There’s an App for That!

by John Vu SXSW Interactive starts today and with so many events and so little time, you’ll need to plan out your schedule as efficiently as possible. To maximize your experience at SXSW, make sure to download the SXSW GO – Official 2014 app. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices and […]

LMGPR: Conference Bound!

LMGPR is gearing up for a busy one, as there are not one-but two major conferences being held in San Francisco next week… and LMGPR clients are involved in both. First up is RSA: It’s THE conference “where the world talks security,” and this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco is expected to be the […]

Truvolo: Smarter Driving Begins Today

If there were a product that could help improve the safety of your loved ones behind the wheel, would you buy it? Well, now you can! Truvolo has unveiled a well-connected car solution that stands to make driving safer and smarter. The platform includes a data-reading device that plugs into your car which then provides […]

iSmartAlarm Returns to CES

CES is back! Live from Las Vegas, the International Consumer Electronics Show is “the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.” Our client, iSmartAlarm is making its second appearance at CES this year. In 2013, iSmartAlarm unveiled its smartphone-enabled, home security and automation system at CES to rave reviews. […]

Sideband Networks: One to Watch in 2014

Who’s poised to shake up the networking market in 2014? The answer to that question, according to Enterprise Networking Planet, is Sideband Networks! Sideband’s application-aware network performance monitoring solution made Enterprise Networking Planet’s list of “Five Networking Startups to Watch in 2014.” According to the article, Sideband stands out from the crowd by providing administrators […]

It’s Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas!

As Christmas draws near, LMGPR is getting into the holiday spirit! The office is decorated: Lots of tasty Christmas treats: And a soundtrack of holiday favorites. Here are some of LMGPR’s Christmas Classics on heavy rotation: Phil’s Phave: “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley. (Due to YouTube copyright restrictions, the only version available  is the “duet” […]

Knightscope and LMGPR: A Winning Team

It’s been a busy week for Knightscope. The company unveiled the K5, an autonomous data machine that can predict and prevent crime, at the Winter 2013 Plug and Play EXPO on December 5th, 2013 in Silicon Valley. The K5 was well-received and won a prestigious EXPO award for its showing. The Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Cromwell […]

Emerging From Behind the Curtain: Sideband Networks and Zane Taylor

The future of network monitoring and performance has arrived. Sideband Networks today unveiled the industry’s first unified solution that correlates live traffic with logged network traffic generating a new perspective on network intelligence. What does that mean? It means organizations now have a dynamic network discovery visual tool for mapping their networks while also providing detailed […]

Taking Skully From Zero to Sixty

By Donna Loughlin Michaels LMGPR has been on the fast track with  dozens of clients over the years, but Skully Helmets really stands out in the crowd. Last week, we launched Skully’s  heads-up display motorcycle helmets at Demo 2013. LMGPR had about two weeks to groom the Skully team and put the PR plan in motion […]

Countdown to DEMO

Tuesday October 15th, marks the start of DEMO Fall 2013 and we at LMGPR couldn’t be more excited! DEMO is the “launchpad for emerging technology and trends” and is one of the most exciting venues for companies to launch, be seen and raise funding. LMGPR has a long history of success at DEMO working with […]

LMGPR Burger Battle-Week 6: The Last Battle

After more than a month of gorging ourselves on San Jose’s finest hamburgers, our waistlines finally said “ENOUGH.” And so, sadly, we all agreed that we’d have one last hurrah… one last Burger Battle before returning to the land of Lean Cuisines and salads. For our final battle, we each chose a different restaurant. Woody […]

LMGPR Burger Battle Week 5: Little Chef = Big Burger!

This week’s burger battle took us back to the San Pedro Square Market to take on Little Chef Counter. For the uninformed, Little Chef Counter is ” a micro-bistro which specializes in Californian-French cuisine.” But could it make a good burger? We were about to find out. Deciding what to order was pretty easy… there’s only […]

The LMGPR Burger Battle: Week Two

LMGPR continued its burger quest this week at the recently opened Smashburger in San Jose. Why is it called “Smashburger?” Well, according to their website: “Because the 100 percent Angus beef is indeed smashed with a custom-made hamburger press for about 10 seconds, which caramelizes the meat. The burger is then flipped over and smashed […]

The Truth About Typos

Typos happen. And they happen to everyone. Case in point: a recent Columbus Dispatch headline read “Elway throws seven touchdown passes.” The problem? John Elway retired in 1999. The headline obviously meant to read, “Manning throws seven touchdown passes,” to coincide with the Denver Broncos’ season-opening win over the Baltimore Ravens. I have no doubt […]

The LMGPR Burger Battle: Week One

If there’s one thing we enjoy here at LMGPR, it’s a good hamburger. So much so, that we’ve decided to take our own burger challenge! Every Thursday in September (and maybe October too), our team will pick a different restaurant in San Pedro Square or surrounding area in a quest to find the best hamburger in San Jose. […]

When PR Stunts Succeed…

Have you seen this viral video of a marriage proposal gone terribly wrong? Turns out, the whole thing was not only a hoax, but a PR stunt at that! It’s all part of a Cadbury’s “Not So Sweet” campaign for its Bournville dark chocolate product. In addition to the video going viral, the hashtag #notsosweet […]

The Influence of Mobile Technology on PR

It’s a mobile world. No longer just a communications tool to keep us connected to our family and friends, mobile technology has seeped into just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives. This is true for all of us here at LMGPR and a new infographic takes a look at how mobile has […]

Puttin’ on the Hits: Agari’s Email TrustIndex!

Last week was a banner week for Agari. The leading email security provider released its 2013 Email TrustIndex- Second Quarter Edition, a quarterly report that gives an in-depth look at where consumers are most protected or vulnerable to email attack across industry sectors. The report was picked up by numerous top-tier media outlets including:   Travel […]

Tweet to the Top!

If you are using Twitter for more than just a social entertainment outlet, chances are you are what is known as a “Twitter Power User.” But being a Twitter Power User isn’t easy. It takes time and effort to build relationships, engage your audience and increase your influence. With time at a premium for most […]

What’s in Our Social Media “Tool Belt”

By Bianca De Rose  Here at LMGPR we create individual social media campaigns for each of our clients. We understand that maintaining a strong presence online is a necessity for businesses today and we make sure our clients are not only engaging their customers via social media, but are also joining all relevant conversations in the […]

A PR Lesson from Kap’s Cap Flap

By Paul Fernandez If you needed any more proof that the NFL is king in this country, look no further than what qualified as “news” during the July doldrums known as the offseason. If you follow the sport, you’ve likely heard that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a rising star in the NFL, was spotted wearing […]

Something to Give an App About!

If you own an iPad or an iPhone, this could be your lucky week! On the heels of Wednesday’s fifth anniversary of Apple’s App Store, several games and apps are being offered for free as a promotional offering. An official list has yet to be released, but ABC News and The Verge report the freebies […]

Tales of a “Cagey” PR Veteran

By Phil Lanides (Phil Lanides looks on during an MMA bout) I’ve been working in public relations now for over seven years, and during my time in the business, I’ve worked in a true variety of industries. Tech, entertainment, theatre, religion, and… MMA. Like I said, a variety! I’ve been asked what some of the […]

The LMGPR Soundtrack to Summer

The arrival of summer had us at LMGPR thinking about our favorite summer tunes. What song really sums up summer for each of us? We took a poll and here are the results: Summertime-DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince –  This was the only song that got two votes. Senior Client Executives Paul Fernandez […]

“They Like Us… They Really Like Us!”

We don’t toot our own horn all that often, but once in a while it’s nice to be recognized for our hard work! We’ve been notified by the U.S. Commerce Association that LMGPR has been selected as the recipient of the “2013 Best of San Jose Award” in the Public Relations Counselors category. This is […]

Meet LMGPR’s NKOTB!

LMGPR continues to grow and expand. We’ve recently added three new team members who have made an immediate impact with our clients, securing coverage in USA Today, TechCrunch and eWeek to name a few. Allow me to make the introductions: Paul Fernandez, senior client executive, has more than seven years of PR experience, specializing in media relations and content creation. Having […]

Another Reason to Love Fridays!

The San Pedro Square Farmers’ Market is back! Every Friday, the road right outside our front door is shut down and transformed into an outdoor marketplace with something for everyone. There’s shopping: Flowers: Fruits: Vegetables: MORE vegetables: Entertainment: Snacks: Sweets: And even celebrity sightings! The San Pedro Square Farmers’ Market takes place every Friday through […]

Meet the Man Behind The Pulse!

Anything look different to you on our blog? It should! As part of our complete LMGPR website makeover, we’ve given our blog a new name and look as well: The Pulse is LMGPR’s voice of the Silicon Valley and beyond.  We have our finger on the pulse in terms of how we work with our […]

Standing Out in the Crowdfunding!

Funding is an integral aspect of business for just about every startup. Over the years, however, funding has proven difficult to come across and so startup companies have looked for alternatives to traditional investors. One of the emerging alternatives for startups is crowdfunding, where money is raised through generally small contributions in order to finance […]

LMGPR: What’s in a Name (or a Letter?)

Officially, the “LMG” in LMGPR stands for “Loughlin Michaels Group.” Here at the office, however, “LMG” takes on a meaning that we strive to bring to all our clients: Leadership, Momentum and Growth. Our current clients are proving this true: LEADERSHIP: Lastline has just released a report called “The Security Threat of Evasive Malware.” It details how malware authors are exploiting […]

Silicon Valley: A Land of Opportunity

              It wasn’t that long ago when Silicon Valley, the tech capitol of the world, was a lush farmland known as the “Valley of Hearts Delight.” So how did Santa Clara Valley go from being an agricultural hub to a technological wilderness? It started in 1957 with eight men… […]

The First Must-Read Book of 2013

Brian Solis is back! The renowned digital analyst, blogger, speaker, advisor and author of two of LMGPR’s favorite books:                   “Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web” and                 […]

A ValenTECH’s Day Gift Guide!

                They say it’s the thought that counts. So if you’re one of the masses giving one of the top three most popular Valentine’s Day gifts (Candy- 47.5%, Flowers- 34.3%, Dining Out- 34.6%) you may want to ask yourself: “How much thought am I REALLY putting into this?” […]

LMGPR Knows Social Media

          By Helen Koh Step aside Internet memes, cat videos and less-than-interesting Facebook/Twitter updates about “where you are” or “what you had for lunch:” LMGPR is here for business! At LMGPR, we utilize social media for all of our clients. We work with each client individually to create a winning social […]

Tech Entrepreneur and Editor of Technorazzi Shares Story of Deception on Investigation Discovery

                  This is Christine Marie Katas. She’s the co-founder of Contagious Apps & Entertainment, a digital media creativity factory producing next-generation software applications, content and multimedia. She is also the publisher and editor of Technorazzi Magazine, a blogazine about “the human side of geeks and creative geniuses.” Previously, […]

In the News: Documents.Me!

              It was a successful launch for Documents.Me. The Santa Clara-based company introduced “the first solution to aggregate business documents from private, public and email clouds” and the media took notice: MSNBC/Tech News Daily: “a universal search allows you to sift through all the clouds (and PCs) at once, […]

Under Pressure!

              A new study out from CareerCast has us here at LMGPR saying: “tell us something we don’t already know!” According to the report, PR Executives have the 5th most stressful job of 2013! Only enlisted military personnel, military generals, firefighters and commercial airline pilots have it worse. Yes […]

CES Says “Yes” to iSmartAlarm!

          It’s been a great (and busy) week for iSmartAlarm at CES! The company that is putting a “21st century spin on traditional security systems” unveiled its product at CES, launched an Indiegogo campaign and was inundated by press!                   The fun began […]

Let’s Get Physical: Music with a Massage!

By Phil Lanides In today’s day and age, multitasking is king. Consumer tech products have followed that trend, and now, a Mountain View-based company is combining music with a massage in the form of iMusic BodyRhythm. iCess Labs, whose founders include a former classically-trained concert pianist, has produced this unique product, which is scheduled to […]

Vegas, Baby!

              We’re going to CES! The annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas kicks off next week (Jan 8-11)  and LMGPR will be there in force. We’ll be on hand as our client iSmartAlarm unveils its home security system for the 21st century and we look forward to […]

Welcome to 2013!

            Well, the world didn’t end in 2012. That leaves us with a whole new slew of predictions and resolutions for 2013. So what can we look for ward to in the coming year? Everyone seems to have an opinion! According to our good friend Walt Mossberg, Tablets will continue […]

‘Tis the Season to be Techie!

          If you’re like most of us, you’re scrambling to find gifts for everybody on your Christmas list. The top gifts are expected to be iPhones, iPads, iPods, Kindle Fire and Wii U, but there are so many other tech gadgets to consider! Here are some cool tech gift ideas we’ve […]

Scubo 3D: No Glasses Required!

          3D has come a long way since the days of House of Wax, Jaws 3-D and Captain EO! Technological innovations have brought 3D from the big screen to the small screen and now a company from Spain is putting 3D in the palm of your hand.         […]

Sococo: Big in Japan!

      It’s not everyday a Silicon Valley startup is tied to a major international incident, but not every Silicon Valley startup is Sococo! The Social Communications Company was featured this week in a Bloomberg article entitled “After a Disaster, Japan Looks for an Alternative to the Office.” The article is about how the Japanese […]

Every Avatar has a Story!

At LMGPR, we get to work with some fascinating people. The companies we work with are on the cutting edge of technology and the people behind those companies are among the brightest minds anywhere. We are constantly learning from them and being introduced to new concepts and ideas. Take Sococo for instance.       […]

Let’s Get Virtual!

We’ve got another new office! No, we haven’t moved from San Pedro Square, we’ve just expanded… into cyberspace! LMGPR has teamed up with Sococo to open a virtual office. Have a look:   Sococo’s Team Space is an innovative communications service and virtual workplace that keeps workers connected no matter where they are. Team Space […]

OneID Goes Prime “Time”

      Not every company can say they were featured in Time Magazine… but OneID can. The Silicon Valley startup that is looking to transform the current username/password system was prominently featured in the August 8, 2012 article “The Username/Password System Is Broken: Here Are Some Ideas For Fixing It.”         […]

Capture to Cloud Launches Social Workspace

Social Business is a buzzword that has been gaining momentum for some time and is now becoming a way of life for many companies. One of the hottest trends within Social Business is collaboration and our client CaptureToCloud has just launched a product that stands to fundamentally change the way professionals and SMB’s do just […]

Sonarflow Invades Spotify!

              Navigating your way through Spotify’s 16 million tracks just got a little easier! Spectralmind has released Sonarflow Spot, “a fun, simple and interactive way to discover new music in Spotify directly on your iPhone and iPad.” Spectralmind CEO Thomas Lidy says the goal was to take Spotify Premium […]

LMGPR Finds Its Way to San Jose!

We’ve moved our headquarters! After several years of calling Murphy Square home, we’ve said “So long, Sunnyvale” and “Hello San Jose!” That’s us there on the right… above Starbucks… how convenient!           We’re now located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the capitol of Silicon Valley, with our office overlooking […]

LMGPR Expands Its Reach and Catches a Rising “Starr!”

LMGPR is expanding its PR services with a new entertainment and music practice: LMGPRTrax. LMGPR has prior experience working with authors, musicians and celebrity talent and pulls from Sony Entertainment, Virgin Records and Warner Brothers.  The agency team resides in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area. Watch for the new site coming soon. Meanwhile, we […]

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Public Relations become PUBLIC ELATION for ice cream lovers everywhere today as Ben & Jerry’s holds its annual “Free Cone Day.” Ben & Jerry’s holds the event to thank customers “for their support and to celebrate 34 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet.” On the PR front, these types […]

OneID: Solving the Digital Identity Crisis

They say that as you grow older, the memory is the first thing to go. If so, then we’re in big trouble when it comes to our digital identity! If you’re like most people you’ve got dozens perhaps even hundreds of usernames and passwords: one for your bank account, one for your PayPal, one for […]

Simplicity is Bliss!

With so many social media outlets out there today, people relatively new to the social media phenomenon may find themselves overwhelmed. Luckily, Douglas Wray posted “Social Media Explained” to his Instagram. Using a doughnut as inspiration, the role of each social network is explained in its most primitive form. The tongue-in-cheek definitions outline the basic […]

Another Acquisition!

This is becoming a bit of a habit! We’re proud to announce that another one of LMGPR’s alums has been acquired! This time it is Reppler being acquired by TrustedID, a leading provider of credit and identity protection services. Reppler is a social media monitoring service that keeps your social reputation clean and safe by […]

Rhomobile Recognized!

Congratulations to Rhomobile! InfoWorld has chosen Rhomobile Rhodes for a 2012 Technology of the Year Award. The Rhodes framework allows developers to more easily build mobile apps for Android, IOS, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry devices. This award is just the latest triumph for Rhomobile. After joining forces with LMGPR in early 2011, the momentum […]

Aussie App “Roamz” into U.S.

    LMGPR would like to introduce you to our newest client: Roamz. The Aussie-based company released its location-based intelligent mobile app at Web 2.0 in San Francisco on October 17th. So what is Roamz and what does it do? Roamz helps users discover the world around them by aggregating and showing relevant information about […]

App Advice!

  By Ashley Albert If your life is anything like mine, there’s not enough time to spend skimming through the bazillions of apps that are currently on the market. I have both an iPad and an Android cell phone, and with commuting, working and socializing, I’m looking for ways to simplify my busy mobile lifestyle. […]

It’s Time to Bantu!

          By Michael Erwin It’s finally here! The eagerly anticipated release of myBantu’s app for IOS and Android has come to pass! For those of you not yet in the know, allow me to make the introductions! myBantu is your new smart personal assistant! What does it do? Well, it gives […]

Rhomobile… In Good Company!

By Michael Erwin Congratulations to Rhomobile! The San Jose-based company that offers products for enterprise smartphone applications has made the ninth annual AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies list. AlwaysOn selects 250 companies annually that are “demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies” in Silicon Valley. The award shines the spotlight on Rhomobile as […]

Hot Mobile Apps for Summer!

By Anton Molodetskiy After an unconventional start (record-breaking rain in June… really?) things are heating up in Silicon Valley and Summer 2011 is kicking into high gear.  With that in mind, it’s time to get into summer mode with several mobile apps that can help make the most of any vacation, staycation or day trip: […]

Father’s day tribute: Edward Bernays “The Father of Public Relations”

By Lauren Barnard It’s almost Father’s Day, so we figured we should tip our hats in respect to one of the key founding fathers of public relations, Edward Bernays, who has been credited for founding and naming our profession. In 1923, Bernays authored the first public relation book, titled “Crystallizing Public Opinion.” This book presented […]

The New App Economy

By Michael Erwin The App explosion has been nothing short of astounding. Apple’s App Store was launched back in 2008 and saw its inventory jump from 10,000 to 100,000 in just the first year. It has never looked back. In January of 2011, Apple announced 350,000 apps were available and in late May that number […]

The High Cost of Hacking

By Michael Erwin It’s been a rough few months for Sony. Hackers hit the entertainment giant back in April resulting in a nearly month-long shut down of its PlayStation Network. The cost of the shutdown: approximately $171-million dollars. Perhaps worse than that however, was the public cost. Sony’s image took a hit as personal information […]

Tales of a Public Relations Internship

By Ashley Albert, aka “The New Girl” As a student you tend to hear stories of less-than gratifying internships from classmates. I mean, what can really be learned from being a coffee-runner, filer or photocopier? I was absolutely terrified of this when I first started applying. How often do you hear of people saying they […]

LMGPR RETAINS “BEST OF SUNNYVALE” STATUS…

By Michael Erwin Loughlin Michaels Group is adding another award to its trophy case. The US Commerce Association (USCA) has selected LMGPR for the 2011 Best of Sunnyvale Award in the Public Relations Counselors category. This is the third consecutive year LMGPR has won the award, a feat that puts the firm in elite company. […]

IT’S ONLY CHEATING IF YOU GET CAUGHT!

By Michael Erwin Tsk Tsk! The fallout continues after last week’s PR snafu involving Facebook and Google. For those out of the loop, Facebook found itself in an embarrassing situation after it hired PR firm Burson-Marsteller to approach news outlets with negative stories about Google’s privacy practices on its “Social Circle” site. One of the […]

You Are What You Tweet

By Lindsay Newman There is no denying that Twitter has taken the social networking world by storm. Facebook and YouTube have become overly time consuming in the shadow of a tweet. Why read through an entire bio when you can consume a whole personality in just one sentence? Twitter allows every individual- whether enterprise, celebrity, […]

After 100 Years celebrating women internationally, are Men and Women Treated Equally in the PR Field?

By Roberto Araujo Today marks the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day. Our field of public relations is practically filled with great women of all ages, races and sexual orientations. In fact, according to PRSA , 70% of PR professionals are women. Yes, this figure is an excellent indicator of the female dominance, but […]

Gamification—It’s all in the Game

Matt Sarrel and Donna Michaels Gamification is a hot topic these days.  This is sort of funny to me that in 2011 it’s all about gamification.  The reason why I say this is that I remember a bit push in, oh maybe 1985, to start building game look and feel into non-game related software.  But […]

Get Ready for GDC 2011

What you need to see at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference: By Matt Sarrel Just in case you didn’t know, this year’s GDC takes place at the Moscone Center from Monday, March 28 to Friday March 4th, 2011.  This is the most well attended (and useful) conference for game developers every year and this year […]