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Radio Station Return A Fun Media Moment, At Least

The closest thing to a time machine may have been invented by, of all people, those who run a once-bankrupt media company. But will it be good for business? For now, I don’t really care because I’m really enjoying it as it’s getting started. 99X is back on the radio in Atlanta and, well, everywhere. … Continued

Media Layoffs Are Different This Time

If you’re looking at layoffs in the media business as some kind of “win” for your political agenda, you’re reading the wrong piece. This is an objective view of a situation that isn’t good for anyone but requires a different level of perspective than ever before. If you work in the PR business and survived … Continued

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

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

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