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It’s The Hardest Thing To Do In PR, Cleveland Is Pulling It Off

When you add it all up, there’s nothing harder to do in PR than successfully communicate a company name change. That’s especially true when it’s not just the name, but also a visual identity, including a logo. Why? In no particular order, these adages combine for a challenge that tops all the rest. Change is … Continued

TANNER FRIEDMAN 2021 Q1 UPDATE

How did you get through the past 12 months? For us, it was about experience in helping clients through change. Read more on change communications, social media execution during a time of adversity, and more in Tanner Friedman’s 2021 Q1 Update.

Until Networking Events Return, We Have LinkedIn

As many professionals transitioned from in-person business card exchanges to virtual networking over the last year, LinkedIn, perhaps more than any other social media platform, has allowed meaningful collaboration and relationship-building to continue from our remote work locations. While the pandemic has certainly impacted our “where” and “when”, we still have our “why” – our … Continued

Social Media Right Now: “They’re All Pretty Bad.”

Any conversation about the state of social media these days calls to mind an absurd, but amusing, conversation in a classic movie. 40 years ago, in “The Blues Brothers,” characters played by comedy legends John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd chatted up characters played by music legends Aretha Franklin and Matt “Guitar” Murphy. It centered around … Continued

Social Media Is Like A Funhouse Mirror

If you’re lucky enough to have a job these days and it’s in communications, chances are you’re spending at least some conference calls or Zoom meetings analyzing social media posts like they are chemical particles for the awaited vaccine. During the pandemic, we’ve seen an acceleration in sensitivity to what’s posted on social media platforms. … Continued

Warning: Crisis Clickbait Is Near. Here’s What To Do About It.

It’s like a flashback to the last recession. We’re starting to see headlines that claim to tell you what exactly life will be like post-pandemic. The clickbait looks something like this: DEATH KNELL: THING YOU MISS IS GONE FOR GOOD AND NEVER COMING BACK! It’s all reminiscent of the “…Is Dead” headlines we saw years … Continued