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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

Don Tanner and Matt Friedman Inducted into PRSA Hall of Fame

Don Tanner and Matt Friedman, co-founders of Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications, were inducted into the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Detroit Chapter’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Oakland University.   The Hall of Fame is the PRSA’s highest recognition bestowed, honoring recipients for their distinguished careers in public relations and their contributions to the field as … Continued

What Took Adidas So Long And Other Lessons

There’s no excuse for antisemitism. Yet, it’s all around us. If you don’t see it beyond the comments of a rapper, whose name or even nickname I’d rather not bolster, then you aren’t paying attention. We live amid a culture of synagogue shootings, “very fine people on both sides” and Capitol-storming in Nazi gear. There’s … Continued

Can Black Adam Keep Warner In the Black?

This Friday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s decades long dream of bringing DC Comics character Black Adam to the silver screen finally becomes a reality. But will it sell? Despite a range of challenges, Warner (DC’s parent company) is pulling out all the promotional and marketing stops aimed at ensuring exactly that. The primary challenge here? … 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

TANNER FRIEDMAN AGAIN NAMED “BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY” BY MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY READERS

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 29, 2022) – Readers of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a statewide publication focusing on the legal profession, have honored Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications in the publication’s 2022 Annual Reader Rankings issue. For the second consecutive year, readers named Tanner Friedman the “Best Public Relations Agency” in Michigan for working with lawyers and … Continued