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Hacks and Flacks

On Hacks and Flacks - a podcast from March Communications - we talk with influencers, colleagues and experts about all things marketing, media, public relations, and communications. We'll also share stories and insights from the award-winning March blog. Winner of podcasting awards from the Publicity Club of New England and The Holmes Report. Subscribe to receive new episodes as they are published. All music provided by Job Creators.

Jul 28, 2017

Two years after helping to launch Hacks and Flacks with our first interview, media watcher Sam Whitmore of mediasurvey.com is back again to talk about the big topics in media and marketing.

Major media brands are making big bets on video content, but Sam explains why he thinks vertical publications in tech and...


Mar 27, 2015

Is the Gigaom shutdown a harbinger of what's to come for some tech journalism? Manny and Jim brought in March Communications CEO Martin Jones to discuss what led to Gigaom's downfall, how consumer expectations for media have changed and why the influence of journalism "gatekeepers" has tailed off.

Leading into our...


Jan 15, 2015

In the very first episode of Hacks and Flacks, hosts Jim Young and Manny Veiga talk to tech media analyst Sam Whitmore about the friction that may or may not exist between tech companies and the reporters who cover them. They also discuss brand journalism's true potential, debate whether startups really need PR, and...