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Beware of Finger Pointing Toward PR Counsel

The best podcasts aren’t just a conversation between a host and guest. They involve you, the listener, too, by really getting you thinking. If you work in news, PR or politics, this one will do just that. It’s CNN’s Brian Stelter talking with Steve Schmidt, the former John McCain campaign strategist who has gone public … Continued

CNN+ New Evidence of TV Business Change

We found out today that the big money CNN+ streaming service is doomed to last about as long as Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Carmen Electra Rodman. We also found out this week that onetime streaming king Netflix has chilled – losing subscriptions and stock price. So streaming is dying? No. Not at all. Maybe … Continued

Tanner Friedman and JAG In Detroit Podcasts Honored with 2022 International Hermes Creative Award for CARE House of Oakland County

Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 18, 2022) – The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) has awarded Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications an international Platinum Hermes Creative Award for the creation, writing and production of a podcast for CARE House of Oakland County, in partnership with JAG In Detroit Podcasts.   The award-winning podcast “It Shouldn’t … Continued

Why We’ll Likely Never See Anyone Like Huel Perkins Again

On his first weekend of retirement from TV news, there’s a lot to remember about Huel Perkins’ tenure as an anchor. What sticks out in my mind, as someone who has known him since I was an intern when he was still “The New Guy” on the anchor desk at WJBK-TV in Detroit more than … Continued

The Real “Cancel Culture” Is Everywhere

Two years ago, everything was cancelled. From the NCAA Tournament to the smallest family dinner, we collectively cleared our calendars. In the weeks that followed, we cancelled calendar items previously etched in stone – birthday parties, vacations, graduations, conferences and conventions. The cliche “new normal” entered our brains, as did the knowledge that, essentially, anything … Continued

PR Scandals Need Attention, Perspective

If we do what we do well, being in the PR business provides us with aspects of work life most never get. We are given access: to places most will never visit and to information most will never receive first-hand, without the filter of news. We are given trust: some of the most important people … Continued