Companies get bought and sold every day. Sometimes, they actually merge. But you wouldn’t know it by much of their communications language. It seems nobody wants to admit that they’re being bought or sold anymore. This is especially challenging in health care, where nonprofits are involved. But in the for-profit world, when someone is buying … Continued
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There’s a talking point from the big strikes in the news – from Hollywood to Detroit – and it’s sticking. Every type of business should pay attention. No matter how you feel about the strikes, whether you’re ready to join the picket lines or you just want it all to be over, chances are there’s … Continued
There’s a reality that is too often ignored, even scoffed at, by organizations of all sizes, in all lines of work. We are seeing it right now after a sexual misconduct investigation into Michigan State University’s $95 million head football coach Mel Tucker was revealed in a USA Today story posted just hours after Tucker … Continued
Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 30, 2023) – Readers of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a statewide publication focusing on the legal profession, have honored Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications in the publication’s 2023 Annual Reader Rankings issue. Lawyers Weekly Readers named Tanner Friedman #1 among Michigan-based firms for working with lawyers and law firms. Readers also this year … Continued
Northwestern University’s football scandal, which has risen to the surface this week, is an important reminder for anyone in a position of authority in higher education. There are few more high-profile institutions in American life than our colleges and universities. After 25 years of working with them, on issues from academic to athletic, public and … Continued
Twitter. Can’t live with it. But starting to learn to live without it. How are things going? This is an actual quote from an actual news story in several leading national outlets including the New York Times: “A email to Twitter’s communications department seeking comment was returned with a poop emoji.” Not long ago, I … Continued