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The Blog: A 10,000 Foot Viewpoint

I recently spoke with a large area business organization about public relations and communications. As the subject turned to social media it was apparent that many in the room were not using the medium for much more than promoting products and services, certainly not for putting forth thought leadership in their respective fields. As podcasts … Continued

In The Face of Adversity, Diversity Reigns Supreme

As this country far too often continues to demonstrate an ugly division along racial lines, two incidents this week underscored this fact along with how civility and maturity can serve to educate if not diffuse such situations. Let’s take a look. Veteran Fox-2 reporter and all-around nice guy Roop Raj made national news in recent … Continued

Social Media: Can We Pause For Greater Effect?

Last year in New Zealand, a shooter gruesomely and callously recorded and posted video live to social media using a body cam. Despite nearly immediate and aggressive means to remove the footage (YouTube eliminated it from users’ pages 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours), it lived on for weeks. While that is an … Continued

Mueller Report Demonstrates: Be Careful What You Retweet

This week I downloaded the Mueller Report and began reading it voraciously. And though I am far from finished reading it word from oft-redacted word, I was immediately shocked by the sheer degree of Russian interference in our democracy and in our election. In particular when it came to social media meddling, the Report demonstrates … Continued

What The Jussie Smollett Case Says About Us

This week I was invited on Fox-2’s “Let it Rip” to discuss a range of issues of the day, in particular from an image, reputation and media standpoint. The strange case of Jussie Smollett led the broadcast and, as facts continue to unfold, it says a lot about who we currently are as a society … Continued

Don’t Let Old Tweets Become Curveballs

This blog is authored by Joshua Geary, an incoming Senior at Central Michigan University and intern at Tanner Friedman for Summer 2018. Don Tanner served as Editor: It happened again this week – this time to Atlanta Braves’ pitcher Sean Newcomb after what should have been the most exciting night in his blossoming career – … Continued