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Missing Mackinac During Memorial Week: Some Perspective

Memorial Day is one of the days of this year that was planned, almost to the hour, many months ago. I was going to wake up early, for a holiday, drive about four hours to Mackinaw City, Michigan, enjoy whitefish for lunch at the Keyhole bar, then get on a ferry for Mackinac Island, check … Continued

Can Redemption Be on the Horizon for Kwame Kilpatrick?

Just as he made headlines upon his conviction on 24 of 30 counts of public corruption back in March of 2013, Kwame Kilpatrick was back on the front page this week with reports that he may soon be freed from federal prison. If it happens it will not be through appeal nor acquittal but, rather, … 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

Why “The Office” Doesn’t Feel So Funny Right Now

Recent events have us all adjusting our schedules and activities, including media consumption. By one estimate we are each watching an extra hour of television, on average, every day. That means more binge-watching and forays into catching up on movies and television shows from the past we have never seemed to have time to watch. … Continued

To Politicians, Is Hate Speech Actually Good PR?

Here we are in 2020. We’re 155 years past the Civil War. We’re 75 years past the end of World War II. Shouldn’t the easiest thing in PR be to decry, denounce, condemn or disavow any use of hateful symbols such as Confederate flags or Nazi images? We would think. But apparently for some political … Continued

Podcast Power: Time to Move from Concept to C-Suite

As we continue to work and live through self-isolation, technology becomes more and more prevalent in allowing us to stay connected. Resource-providing live webinars and town halls continue to rule this day yet new research shows that more are looking to increasingly popular podcasts to communicate news and perspectives, through platforms that allow for listening … Continued