When examining mediums to tout and those to pan, digital continues to be held up as the golden child, while radio seems forever (for lack of a better term) the step-child – seemingly on the verge of inconsequential and the brink of demise. And while turmoil regularly and publicly embroils radio giants iHeart and Cumulus, … Continued
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‘Holy Heartbreak, Batman!’ exclaimed the USA Today on Friday as we learned of the death of actor Adam West, 88, of leukemia. The article’s headline, homage to the trademark remarks of Burt Ward’s Robin on the hit “Batman” TV program of the 1960s in which he costarred with West, was picked up in newspapers and … Continued
No one will be shocked by the front page headline of the latest issue of Wired magazine titled: “The News in Crisis.” Equally ‘yawn-able’ infographics in the accompanying article inside show (a) the decline in news jobs for all media (10% in the past 10 years) and a generation gap where only 5% of 18-29 … Continued
Sometimes, being a fan of radio feels like rooting for a perennially losing sports team, decades removed from its glory years. The wins haven’t come often and when they do, you have to savor them. Now is one of those times. This example of a victory for commercial, terrestrial radio is WJR-AM in Detroit, billed … Continued
I don’t want to pile on. Lord knows both print and broadcast media are seeing their share of problems today. I also don’t want to come across negatively in this blog. I’m looking for solutions, suggesting a few even. That said, this week I faced a double conundrum that, unfortunately, seems endemic – customer service (or … Continued
One of the first things I learned in the PR business was “If you don’t speak for yourself, others will gladly speak for you.” Companies that have nothing to say in times of bad news will have the comment vacuum filled quickly. It was true then and even more obvious now as social media can … Continued