Strike duty is tough PR duty. We know. We’ve been there. The first big adversity project Don and I worked on together was when airline pilots went on a global strike more than 20 years ago. Right now, both the United Auto Workers and General Motors are working overtly and covertly to get messages out, … Continued
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Justin Verlander may just be the greatest baseball pitcher of his generation. But when it comes to media relations, he’s like a member of the Tanner Friedman team getting on the mound and trying to strike out Major League hitters. Long story short, the Houston Astro didn’t want to talk to a particular Detroit Free … Continued
While this blog takes its name from an iconic movie line, it has never been more true in our society today. News and barbs coming out of our nation’s capital in recent days makes that fact even more evident. There is, it seems, no longer a middle ground – for thought, opinion or conversation. There … Continued
We’ve told you how more than 1,000 newspapers across the country have closed in the past decade. We’ve also told you how despite the fact that a Harvard researcher predicts half of newspapers that survived will last less than another decade, 71% of news consumers think the media business is healthy. There’s a big disconnect … Continued
Can it really be? Another mass shooting. More lives senselessly lost. Where do we go from here? Is there any place to go or are we destined to continue to run around in circles in the classic fashion of and definition of insanity. In the wake of Friday’s tragedy in Virginia Beach is it me … Continued
If you still don’t understand that politics is different from business, think about this: What business would do a public product rollout after 2 a.m. in the middle of the week? That’s what the House of Representatives in Michigan did the other night with a measure to reform the nation’s most costly auto insurance system. … Continued