The Parkland murders: Legit media falls into the trolling disinformation trap

Sadly, another lesson to be learned from the slaughter at an American school. This time the one in Parkland, Florida. "Check your source. Then check it again. Then, check it a third time. Make the phone calls. Talk to the people involved. Verify the story and don't you dare run with a single shred of [...]

The Parkland murders: Legit media falls into the trolling disinformation trap 2018-02-19T14:30:11+00:00

Parkland teens show positive power of media

The mass murder at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida has touched a raw nerve unlike anything we have ever seen in America. Over the years since Columbine High School, it would seem that far too often, we are a desensitized people. The breaking news of another killing. The pictures of bodies. The [...]

Parkland teens show positive power of media 2018-02-18T16:54:31+00:00

America, where have all the “White Hats” gone?

A simple horse opera. A sense of honor. A reminder of what we once were, and sometimes, it seems, can only dream of being again. I’m a fan of western movies, period pieces that take us back to what we always believe was a simple and cleaner time. In effect, that west of the North [...]

America, where have all the “White Hats” gone? 2018-02-13T00:38:19+00:00

News reports avoiding the word “shithole”: Good taste or censorship?

BEING SUCKED INTO A SHITHOLE "Why do we want people from all these shithole countries coming here?" President Donald Trump, according to numerous press and political sources, said those words in a closed door session with lawmakers in discussion over immigration policies. He was referring to people from Africa, El Salvadaor and Haiti seeking to [...]

News reports avoiding the word “shithole”: Good taste or censorship? 2018-01-13T17:27:49+00:00

Top 5 Ways the White House Should React to “Fire & Fury”

America loves lists, so this one made necessary by the words of former Trump Administration strategist Steve Bannon in a new book are indeed timely. Buckle up. 5. Stifle. 4. Put a sock in it. 3. Hold your tongue. 2. Zip it. 1. Shut up. Are we clear? It's one of the most difficult and [...]

Top 5 Ways the White House Should React to “Fire & Fury” 2018-01-09T19:26:47+00:00

Donald Trump & Twitter: From impactful to predictable to comical.

Donald Trump and what is his best friend or his worst enemy. The tweet. I'm more than honest with my clients. I am what some would call brutally honest. Then again, in my business, it should be appreciated instead of feared. Which is why the question begs to be asked. Why are so many smart [...]

Donald Trump & Twitter: From impactful to predictable to comical. 2018-01-01T01:16:43+00:00

Media Strategy 101: Never take a seat at places like “Barstool Sports”

Keith Markovich is a very popular guy. A mere 30 years old, he is Editor-In-Chief at one of the more popular sports opinion websites, "Barstool Sports". The site is snarky, often profane, loaded daily with insults, espouses a good amount of what many consider to be sexism, has been quite often accused of being little [...]

Media Strategy 101: Never take a seat at places like “Barstool Sports” 2018-01-01T01:16:43+00:00

Losing interview cool means Media Training “Red Card”

A key factor, and always the payoff, in Media Training is when we conduct the mock interview. Putting all that knowledge about who the media is, what they want from you, how they go about getting it and how to avoid the traps is just the appetizer. That main course is getting in front of [...]

Losing interview cool means Media Training “Red Card” 2017-12-12T04:37:11+00:00

Brady & Bielema: Perfectly shutting down Internet trolls

BREAKING NEWS: Sports Figures Show Humility! Tom Brady, QB for the NFL New England Patriots and Bret Bielema, former Head Coach of the NCAA Arkansas Razorbacks, c'mon down and accept your recognition for dealing out what has unfortunately become a rare instance in global standard and social media. Actually using both platforms the right way. [...]

Brady & Bielema: Perfectly shutting down Internet trolls 2018-01-01T01:16:44+00:00

Joy Reid the latest to learn social media lasts FOREVER.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Ghost of Comments Past Joy Reid missed it. So do millions more. As part of any solid media strategy, whether an individual or business, you absolutely must sit back and take a hard look at where you've been, what you've done, and whose corn flakes you've tinkled on. That has never been more [...]

Joy Reid the latest to learn social media lasts FOREVER. 2018-01-01T01:16:44+00:00