I died, see page 56

May 17, 2016
I Died, See Page 56

That’s a real grabber, no? It was the best headline I ever read. A teaser for a first-person account from a guy whose heart had stopped while out hiking, and was then resuscitated on the side of a mountain. It claimed my attention, compelled me to read on, and has ever since served as a […]

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And we’re off. Let’s see what’s inside #CESunveiled pic.twitter.com/9emyRBOsGP — Mike Lizun (@MikeLizun) November 11, 2014 When it comes to the largest trade show in the world, it’s never too early to start planning or hyping new products and technologies. CES is only two months away and already we’re seeing some hot new products while […]

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This post was written by Oliver Pitcher, Editor-In-Chief Why is it, with thousands of press releases being issued every day, that all product press releases all seem to sound the same? I realize there is a certain expected formula to be followed — headline, dateline, lead (or is it lede?), quote, boilerplate, contact info, and […]

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For the past week, I have been returning to the recently published Pew Research Center study on political polarization and the media in an attempt to understand its conclusions clear of third-party media filters. To me, much of the reporting simply doesn’t jibe with what the report itself conveys. In general, the media hailed the Pew […]

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Gregory FCA Partner and President Joe Anthony has been tapped to present to some of the largest financial services companies in the nation on October 16, 2014, at the BDI Financial Services Social Business Leadership Forum in Chicago. His presentation, entitled “The New Communications Paradigm in Financial Services: The Penn Mutual Case Study”, will focus […]

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GOTCHA: Stewart backpedaled and pulled the part of the segment. I hate ‘gotcha’ videos. Sure, they make for great TV, but I hate to think that someone’s entire life could be framed by unplanned comments made in the glare of a TV light, especially when the subject is misled about the use, purpose, and format […]

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JOHN OLIVER: Oliver has created a new form of comedy. Oh, he’s funny. Really funny. A Brit who’s now being credited (wrongly) with resuscitating long-form journalism here in the U.S. and along the way creating a new form of comedy. I love his show, and laugh at it. I also disagree with a growing number […]

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STRANGE NEWS: Major Mariam al-Mansouri comes from the UAE, where women are routinely discriminated against. Last week’s news that a female fighter pilot from the United Arab Emirates had led an airstrike on ISIS strongholds inside Syria struck me as odd. Especially since The UAE isn’t exactly known as a hotbed for women’s equality. I […]

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BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT: In the Ray Rice case, it was video that rejuvenated the story What’s news? As every journalism student knows, it’s got to be timely, local, significant, celebrity-driven, or human-interest focused. Well, all that and more is now trumped by one additional qualification: video. If the recent Ray Rice case taught us […]

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The new age of PR integration

September 16, 2014

I am excited. My heart is racing; palms sweating. I just hung up with an incredible prospective client that’s growing like mad. Added 30 people last month alone; sells big deals to major corporate players. Has 10 highly respected subject matter experts on staff, and holds a unique and distinct competitive advantage. And they are […]

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SPIRAL OF SILENCE: Pew found that social media users are becoming more hesitant to share beliefs online.   If you are a big follower of social media, as I am, you would think that digital pathways provide an enormous opportunity for citizens to engage in public dialogue on policy, politics, and religion. But a new […]

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