Epic Fail: Connecting with Michael Vick for “Positive” PR

Personally and professionally, learn this simple lesson. The worn-out adage "There is no such thing as bad publicity" is wrong. Completely wrong. Terribly wrong. There is no minimizing it. When there was no Internet, no social media and no maddening 24/7 wall-to-wall broadcast media news coverage of people and events, you might have gotten away [...]

Epic Fail: Connecting with Michael Vick for “Positive” PR 2018-01-01T01:16:55+00:00

Players Dragged Into the Insulting Mud Brewed by Dennis Rodman

My sainted Granny always used to tell me "You are known by the company you keep". Keep that in mind as we delver into this matter. Let's not kid ourselves from the top, shall we? Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is either (A) a man so severely unhinged it would take mountains of pharmaceuticals to [...]

Players Dragged Into the Insulting Mud Brewed by Dennis Rodman 2018-01-01T01:16:56+00:00

“Duck Dynasty”Anti-Gay Remarks: A Controversy Everyone Saw Coming

There is no greater land mine when it comes to personal brand, image and reputation than the simple opening of one's mouth and uttering a collection of sounds. And there is also no greater strategic marketing and PR ploy. It depends which side of the controversy you're sitting on, and whether or not you really [...]

“Duck Dynasty”Anti-Gay Remarks: A Controversy Everyone Saw Coming 2018-01-01T01:16:56+00:00

The Simplest Way to Avoid Being Caught in a Media Hoax

By the time this entry is over, you will perhaps sit back, place hands to chin and think something to the effect "How could I be such a sucker?" Don't worry. You are far from alone. The Internet is a conglomeration of lies, frauds, hoaxes, half-truths, self-serving promotions, bad writers, freaks, geeks, nerds, turds and [...]

The Simplest Way to Avoid Being Caught in a Media Hoax 2018-01-01T01:16:57+00:00

Double Standard: Company Execs Porn Surfing at Work On the Rise

I was recently asked by a seminar guest why she, as an individual, must be so concerned with her image at work. Her reasoning? Her superiors, at least in her opinion, couldn't care less about their image around the office and seemed to flaunt their disrespect for company policy in the face of employees as [...]

Double Standard: Company Execs Porn Surfing at Work On the Rise 2018-01-01T01:16:59+00:00

Slammed by “Send” Key: “Air Canada” Slaps at Lost Dog Owner

It is very difficult and, in fact, often completely impossible to take a few seconds and not only review an e-mail before it's sent, but to also review the address of the person it's going to. Obviously, that's got to be a fact. After all, how often do we hear stories about supposedly thoughtful people [...]

Slammed by “Send” Key: “Air Canada” Slaps at Lost Dog Owner 2018-01-01T01:17:05+00:00

Judge Joe Brown: Guilty of Being Drunk & Stupid

When you've reached a certain level of celebrity, you are a marked individual for scammers, jokesters, critics, hidden camera geeks, paparazzi, you name it. Everyone and anyone will look for a time and reason to not just make you look bad, but to leave you the object of ridicule and a potential money maker for [...]

Judge Joe Brown: Guilty of Being Drunk & Stupid 2018-01-01T01:17:09+00:00

KUTV Takes a Giant Step Backward Turning Anchors into Clowns

The times, they have indeed changed. And it's not for the betterment of the intelligent TV audience. While it isn't anything new that local TV stations promote themselves more for Armani suits, low cut blouses and getting the HD makeup just right, what I've seen here from KUTV in Utah sets a new standard in [...]

KUTV Takes a Giant Step Backward Turning Anchors into Clowns 2018-01-01T01:17:09+00:00

Sydney Leathers: 15 Minutes of Fame & A Prostitute Forever

America, sad to say, is a Nation in love with trash. As witnessed by any number of television programs on both cable and standard broadcast stations, we continue to make stars and celebrities out of those people we wouldn't even want to come into physical contact with for fear something would rub off and soil [...]

Sydney Leathers: 15 Minutes of Fame & A Prostitute Forever 2018-01-01T01:17:10+00:00

Stupid Human Image Tricks: From Pageant Queen to Alleged Felon

One slip up can destroy not just an image but a life. We have ALL done stupid things in our early years. Things we are not proud of and certainly hope no one ever find out about. However, for those of us over the age of 40, these are little more than childhood or young [...]

Stupid Human Image Tricks: From Pageant Queen to Alleged Felon 2018-01-01T01:17:11+00:00