As we eagerly await the kickoff of today’s Detroit Lions game against the Seahawks, I thought it a time apropos to call out, in a positive way, the PR machine that is the National Football League and the new Netflix series “Quarterback.” It is a study in effective story-telling that is worth a closer look. … Continued
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(Spoiler Alert: If you have not seen the movie, plan to read this after watching it). When we meet with a new or prospective client the number one thing we do is listen. Because no matter our experience or familiarity with the industry sector, we need to first hear and appreciate goals, objectives and needs … Continued
What’s in a name? In the case of Pine Knob, a lot. And, with the announcement of its historic return to roots, there is much to celebrate as we look (and listen) back and ahead. Of course, there has always been more to this venue than merely its name and iconic sunset/hill/tree logo. After officially … Continued
To football fans, Aaron Rodgers is a top quarterback. To fans and non-fans alike, Aaron Rodgers has been a commercial actor for an insurance company. Now that he has been exposed as a conspiracy theorist, those things have a hard time lining up. And there’s a lesson in here for anyone who thinks that a … Continued
A corporate name change and/or a rebranding may be embarked upon for a number of reasons – including a refocused mission, updated products, and, at times, as a means by which to exert distance from adversity. This week’s announcement by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook has changed its name to Meta as it moves into … Continued
When you add it all up, there’s nothing harder to do in PR than successfully communicate a company name change. That’s especially true when it’s not just the name, but also a visual identity, including a logo. Why? In no particular order, these adages combine for a challenge that tops all the rest. Change is … Continued