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If Twitter Goes, So Will Part of PR

If you’ve been doing PR a certain way for the past 14 years or so, the potential (likely?) demise of Twitter is going to make your job harder, at least in the short term. That’s a shame. Sure, those of us who have been active on the platform have had our ups and downs. Just … Continued

What Took Adidas So Long And Other Lessons

There’s no excuse for antisemitism. Yet, it’s all around us. If you don’t see it beyond the comments of a rapper, whose name or even nickname I’d rather not bolster, then you aren’t paying attention. We live amid a culture of synagogue shootings, “very fine people on both sides” and Capitol-storming in Nazi gear. There’s … Continued

The CNN You’re Nostalgic For Isn’t Coming Back

In the media business, on social media and among news consumers, every week seems to bring more conversation about the future of CNN. Is there life for a cable news channel (or at least what passes for one today) in “the middle?” Who will be the personalities who will drive it, now that everything in … Continued

A Good Reminder That Crisis Lurks Around Every Corner

Once upon a time, preparing for a crisis meant training a spokesperson about how to talk about a building on fire. At the same time, an explosion at a plant was the first example given when asked about a crisis handled relatively well. We were called into duty because of something so obviously wrong as … Continued

Success In Broadcasting Takes Broadcasters

One of the great things about working with clients for many years can be the conversations. It’s the shoptalk that can’t usually happen in a meeting. Over the weekend, I got one of those calls. It was a burning question from Rich Homberg, the General Manager of Detroit Public TV. Sometimes, we talk about TV. … Continued

Here’s Why If Your Eyes Aren’t On Axios, They Should Be

There’s one thing about the media business that has been true since 1898. The Cox family knows how to make money in it. It started when James Cox bought the Dayton Evening News (later the Daily News) and grew an empire. At one time, the privately-owned company owned 17 daily newspapers. Along the way came … Continued