Christie to resign?

January 13, 2014

He will if it comes to light that he ordered, knew of, or participated in Bridgegate, the closing of the George Washington Bridge’s traffic lanes in order to stick it to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich. How could he have not known? Given Christie’s professed closeness to his staff and Bridget Anne Kelly — Christie’s former […]

Something’s rank

October 26, 2012

The absence of this year’s annual ranking of PR firms turns up some troubling truths For years, the Philadelphia Business Journal has published a ranking of Philadelphia PR firms by revenue. And for years, our entire staff has looked forward to its annual publication. This year, though, the Business Journal has had enough. Instead of […]

This post was written by Joe Anthony, President of Financial Services When your business is built on providing investment services or financial advice, your primary currency is trust. When a competitor questions your ethics or trustworthiness, the strike can sting. When an employee or client calls your ethics into question, the blow can be crippling, […]

Years ago, before the era of all things digital, an entrepreneur came to me with an enchanting idea. At the time, CD drives were rare and exotic extravagances. As is often the case with new technologies, few of us realized how omnipotent, and eventually antiquated the CD-ROM would become. But his dream was to make […]

We are. State Penn.

November 11, 2011

The PSU mess spotlights need for systemic change in higher education Full disclosure. I am not a Penn State grad, but I am a fan, a big one. Not just of its football team, but also the role the university has played in my family’s history. It was Penn State that transformed a coal miner’s […]

For the Obama administration, yesterday was its finest moment of messaging. The decision to not release images of Osama bin Laden’s corpse is fraught with peril during an age when conspiracy theorists can command the discourse even in the face of fact and evidence. I have written extensively about the power of conspiracy theories throughout […]

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 […]

Media malpractice or more?

September 13, 2010

Was the Quran-burning story a result of media malfeasance or an example of a non-story made a story by the legitimacy of others?  What started as a tweet in July gave way to one of the most unimportant and over-reported stories of the year. And only by analyzing the media’s response to Pastor Terry Jones’ […]

Why is it that some stories that don’t make sense often get stuck in the public’s consciousness and can never be dislodged? Even if they’re ridiculous. Unsubstantiated. Absurd. So the story of the Bush Administration’s orchestration of 9/11 continues to resurface. And an increasing percentage of Americans believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act […]

Here at Gregory FCA, we try not to comment much on insider PR news and views. Nothing is more boring than PR people sniping at one another. But the recent dust up at O’Dwyer’s made me realize that their decision to charge to rank PR agencies is one that more media will have to make […]