We’ve gotten a lot of feedback since we posted our first study on public opinion about Marcellus Shale development. We recently expanded on that analysis and took a closer look at how Marcellus Shale scores in sentiment in traditional and social media. Here’s what we found. New Study from Gregory FCA and GoMarcellusShale.com Shows Marcellus […]

It’s sad commentary that so much of my life has been defined by CNN, war, and Wolf Blitzer. Dating back to 1990 with the birth of my first daughter, I spent 3 a.m. feedings warming apple juice and watching the Gulf War, the first Gulf War, the one before the other Mideast wars, unfold. Wolf […]

Today’s resignation of NPR’s CEO Vivian Schiller raises an important question that the beleaguered network should now consider answering. Would NPR be better off without the federal support it receives each year from taxpayer dollars? That very question rests at the heart of Schiller’s resignation, which comes on the heels of a sting operation in […]

I had nothing more in the game than an intellectual curiosity. That’s what led me to write my last post about a Nielsen Buzzmetrics analysis that Gregory FCA conducted that showed declining public opinion for Marcellus Shale development. It’s a topic that is close to my heart simply because my family’s roots trace to the coal […]

What could be the most important new source of clean, domestic energy has hit headwinds in the court of public opinion. New research shows that public sentiment about Marcellus Shale development is positive, but that sentiment is falling. The oil and gas industry now needs to act to shore up public opinion and guarantee that […]

Watson’s “Jeopardy!” appearance reminds us all that simple, fun, and creative is often the most powerful PR strategy of all I just had to tune in. For weeks, I have been waiting for the big showdown between Watson — the IBM supercomputer — and two all-time “Jeopardy!” greats, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Truthfully, I […]

I make a lot of predictions about the future of public relations and the media on this blog, sometimes taking heat. Nothing felt the burn more in 2010 than a post I wrote in July calling for increased transparency in online commenting and improving the authenticity of digital communications. At the time, I suggested that […]

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only newspaper, magazine, video, and interactive mashup, premiered this week after months of speculation and hoopla. News Corporation’s promise is to reinvent journalism through an iTunes-like, carousel-driven presentation that allows readers to swipe their way through content that mixes gorgeous photography and still-glitchy video with writing that’s somewhere between The New […]

Or the rise and fall of hate TV Since the news broke, I have been following the Keith Olbermann affair, gorging on both left-wing and right-wing conspiracy theories behind his sudden departure from MSNBC. It took a lot of wading through the swamps of bias and party partisanship before forming my own opinion. Clarity first […]

“Your blog posts are lifeless and dull, and add nothing to the industry dialogue. You are relying on lazy writing that uses vague generalities instead of facts. You take no stand. Deliver no new information. You fail to frame the topic in a way that engages me as a reader. If that’s what you want […]