If there’s one thing about the reaction to the remarks made by a Michigan State Senator to a journalist this week can teach us, it’s that the already significant differences between political PR and business PR are widening. As the days pass, the story involving Peter Lucido grows, receiving national and international attention. As frequent … Continued
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Sometimes, the defense mechanism of humor is the only way to get through a tough situation. Whether PR types want to admit it or not, the continued contraction and consolidation of the media industry, resulting in annual job cuts, presents a tough situation for anyone wanting to attempt to make news. So when I’m asked … Continued
Everybody thinks they have “a good sense of humor.” But we all know that’s just not true. Some people just can’t get a joke or take a joke, let alone make a joke. Every corporation, government entity and nonprofit organization thinks they are “transparent.” But we also know that’s just not true. Despite using that … Continued
Blogs can be a funny thing – as can social media in general. At best, a blog post can provide perspective and perhaps constructive criticism. At the other end of the spectrum, they can appear to attack or deride (albeit often deserved). Far too seldom, though, do they celebrate or thank or spotlight something or … Continued
A year ago, nearly to the day, I sat in an exam room at the doctor’s office during an annual physical and heard words I didn’t expect. “Your blood pressure is high.” Just as the doctor started to talk about how he was surprised, given I had shown no signs of it before and how … Continued
Over the past dozen or so years, newspaper job cuts have become like a sad version of Hanukkah. You know they’re going to probably happen in December, even if you don’t know exactly when. The latest comes from Crain’s Business Reporter Bill Shea, who reports that Detroit’s two legacy newspapers have once again this season … Continued