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In PR and News, What We Do Can Actually Save Lives

“It’s not like we’re saving lives here?” If you’ve worked in a newsroom or a PR firm, you’ve no doubt heard lines like that over the years. Sure, it helps to keep yourself in check. But a story from this past weekend proves that sometimes, even in this environment of fractured, personal media, even when … Continued

We Live In Talking Points Nation

I’ll admit that when I started in the PR business, after working in broadcast news, I wasn’t totally sure what “talking points” were. That seems unimaginable now. The term wasn’t at all mainstream in the ’90s. I don’t think I ever heard it in a newsroom or read it published anywhere. I quickly learned that, … Continued

Beware of Finger Pointing Toward PR Counsel

The best podcasts aren’t just a conversation between a host and guest. They involve you, the listener, too, by really getting you thinking. If you work in news, PR or politics, this one will do just that. It’s CNN’s Brian Stelter talking with Steve Schmidt, the former John McCain campaign strategist who has gone public … Continued

CNN+ New Evidence of TV Business Change

We found out today that the big money CNN+ streaming service is doomed to last about as long as Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Carmen Electra Rodman. We also found out this week that onetime streaming king Netflix has chilled – losing subscriptions and stock price. So streaming is dying? No. Not at all. Maybe … Continued

Tanner Friedman and JAG In Detroit Podcasts Honored with 2022 International Hermes Creative Award for CARE House of Oakland County

Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 18, 2022) – The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) has awarded Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications an international Platinum Hermes Creative Award for the creation, writing and production of a podcast for CARE House of Oakland County, in partnership with JAG In Detroit Podcasts.   The award-winning podcast “It Shouldn’t … Continued

Why We’ll Likely Never See Anyone Like Huel Perkins Again

On his first weekend of retirement from TV news, there’s a lot to remember about Huel Perkins’ tenure as an anchor. What sticks out in my mind, as someone who has known him since I was an intern when he was still “The New Guy” on the anchor desk at WJBK-TV in Detroit more than … Continued