Monthly Archives: April 2010

Chavez & Job Stress, Baseball & Oprah…

This has been quite a week in the reputation communications world.  From politics to sports, celebrities to employment, we’ve certainly been buzzing this week!  Here are four stories that really got me thinking… Stop the (Virtual) Presses… Hugo Chavez Tweets! … Continue reading

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Security Bar None

It seems appropriate to write about virus software as I battle a virus myself. I’m functioning much like an infected computer at the moment: very slowly. Last week, McAfee’s enterprise update crashed Windows XP systems at corporations nationwide when the … Continue reading

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Educate Instead of Mandate

The debate about marketing and advertising to children is not a new one.  It has been waged in the media, boardroom and Congress.  As both a member of the communications industry and a consumer, I’ve found many of the  proposed … Continue reading

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Hooray for Hollywood…and Mr. Hefner

Hooray for Hollywood…and Mr. Hefner  Goldman Sachs has dominated the news this week…with zings, accusations, fighting and blogging from Capitol Hill.  It’s been hard these past few days to unearth some of the more positive news out there (or “Props” … Continue reading

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Blog or Speak?

Much was made during the past two general election cycles of the role modern communications played in the outcome. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean used the Internet to connect directly with college students and others, and even in small amounts, … Continue reading

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Reputation Weekly Wrap-Up: A Smorgasbord

On this gray Friday, I am filled with sadness because our venerable and fabulous team member, April Wiesner, is leaving us for the great state of New York. As you can imagine, my thoughts are scattered and I’m at a … Continue reading

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It's Earth Day! Go Buy Something…?

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. While I was born after the holiday’s first decade, I have very fond memories of the second and third decades. I remember taking the day off to go hiking with my family … Continue reading

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Facebook: PRNewswire for Regular People

I recently disclosed some personal information to a group of friends and later sent them an email reminding them to keep my news quiet for the time being, as I had not told many people. As I warned this particular … Continue reading

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Dancing on the Tip of a Spear

The near collapse of the global financial system tested the strength of so many sectors of our society and painfully illustrated just how interconnected we really are. Venerable global brands disappeared overnight and many remain close to the brink even … Continue reading

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RC Tools: Run Boston Better

In the spirit of today’s 114th Annual Boston Marathon, I dedicate this blog to runners who will persevere through the mental and physical anguish of running 26.2 miles. All that anguish started long before their first step today. Marathon runners … Continue reading

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