Depending on whom you ask, this week’s Senate judiciary committee hearing was polarizing, a circus, a disgrace, eye opening, necessary or some such combination thereof. To some, a good man’s reputation has been besmirched by political interests. To others, a brave woman has come forward with information she felt compelled to share borne of a … Continued
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It’s been an epic week for train wreck voyeurs and internet trolls. Last Thursday, popular retail chain Build-a-Bear ran a “Pay your Age” promotion to encourage shoppers to pay only their age (thus, a three-year-old would pay $3) to create a one-of-a-kind stuffed animal of their own at a significant discount. To say it was … Continued
How do you develop a career niche? Sometimes it’s about having the right experience and interest and taking advantage of the right opportunity at the right time. During a recent interview for a podcast designed to take listeners inside communications, the host asked me how I, and by extension, Tanner Friedman, got started creating crisis … Continued
Whether in times of prosperity or economic downturn, one business imperative is to continually communicate. Even if a company’s services exceed the competition’s abilities or products are positioned to better meet customer needs than anyone else’s, actual success can be elusive if the right audiences are not aware of your services and their key attributes. … Continued
In a major metropolitan area that has long experienced mass transit that is lacking, traffic reports have traditionally been vital in providing lone or carpooling commuters with the latest road conditions and construction delays. Changing times and technologies, however, are in turn changing the way we look at the roadways and consume information on them. … Continued
Always interesting and forever eventful, the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference always brings something new to the table. This year, my 22nd on the island, I had the good fortune to experience the knowledge and perspectives of our next generation, via the Chamber’s “Emerging Leaders” group – an experience both enlightening and thought provoking. … Continued