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$500K For Monitoring: Big Firm Embarrasses With Greed

Ironic as it may be, the PR agency business has worked very hard to earn its reputation as greedy and superfluous. Now, for the eyes of the nation to see, one of the largest firms in the world has been caught fleecing a public institution in crisis. If only this was an aberration. This Lansing … Continued

Bully This: Cyber Attacks Set Bad Example

Cyberbullying is defined as: “The use of electronic communication to bully a person by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.” It is out there and it is on the rise. Especially at risk, of course, are adolescents and teenagers. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center in fact, 33.8 percent of teens surveyed between … Continued

Travel Tale Offers Customer Service Lessons For All

Social media is not a waste of time. Well, at least not always. That’s one of the top takeaways from the most frustrating travel ordeal of my life, topping the time in 2007 when a client and I had had to fly to Minneapolis to sleep in a hotel room in a water park for … Continued

Media’s “Land Of Confusion” Needs Its Own PR

The business of media ends 2017 in worse shape than it started and that’s bad news for our society. Many of the challenges are financially-driven and there are few, if any, clear ways around that. But some of the issues are driven by factors that PR has traditionally been asked to help resolve – trust … Continued

What's The Buzz – Tell Me What's Happening

Bill O’Reilly. The Facebook murderer. Media and society.  All were hot topics and the center of conversation last night on Fox-2’s “Let it Rip” with Huel Perkins.  As we helped weigh in as part of a distinguished panel something apparent became even more disturbingly clear: something is wrong in Denmark, on many fronts. And, tying … Continued

Social Silence Says It All

Mannequins – growing up these were a staple of department stores, standing forever motionless while sporting the latest fashions. In 1987, Andrew McCarthy fell for mannequin-come-to-life Kim Cattrall in the movie, “Mannequin”. Years later, Will Smith would stave off emotional distress by talking to mannequins in the post apocalyptic film, “I Am Legend”.  Traditionally odd … Continued