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Celia Alario

Entries by Celia Alario

Fake Followers and Twitter Astroturf: It's Sorta Social, Demented and Sad, But Social

(4) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 4:35 PM

"It's sorta social, demented and sad, but social."

I couldn't help but think of that great line from the brat pack classic The Breakfast Club when I read on Mother Jones and Rainforest Action Network's Understory blog about last Thursday's discovery that Big Oil...

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All Hail the Seed Bomb: Healing Nature Deficit Disorder One Gooey Ball at a Time

(6) Comments | Posted January 14, 2011 | 4:55 PM

2011-01-12-seedbombmachinesmall.jpgOn a recent visit to Los Angeles I was overjoyed at the creativity, ingenuity, business savvy and pure chutzpah of a green service project presented on the streets, a Green Aid Initiative by the Common Studio called Seed Bombs!

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Just in Time: Youth Journalists Take On Climate with 'Project Survival Media'

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2009 | 5:21 PM

Help is on the way folks!

I can lose sight of how starved I am for some good news about the state of the media, until finally, every once in a while something comes along that really gives me a big serving of hope. Just in time, here comes '

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Alaska Fisherman Send Labor Day SOS-Call For Action to Protect Jobs, Fisheries from Climate Change's Evil Twin

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2009 | 1:31 PM

Who knew that climate change had an 'evil twin'? Alaska's commercial fishermen knew, that's who, and to mark Labor Day weekend they took bold action in an attempt to protect their livelihood and the health of ocean fisheries worldwide, sending an 'Acid Ocean SOS' made of bodies, boats and...

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All I Need to Know (to Adapt to the Changing Media Landscape) I Learned from My Mom!

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2009 | 1:27 PM

In my work as a progressive communicator I, like so many of us, am striving to navigate the volatile and rapidly changing media landscape with an open, creative mind and a smile on my face. And as I explore how to turn what at times does indeed feel like a...

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China's PR Fiascos: Blocking iTunes Just the Latest in Ongoing Olympics PR Disaster

(14) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 12:44 PM

How can China and the International Olympic Committee be so, well... lame?

With both Burston Marsteller and Hill & Knowlton on retainer for the Beijing Olympic games you'd think China would have all its Peking ducks in a row. But they are flailing and a great example...

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