Monthly Archives: February 2011

Space Tours and Star Wars: The Pioneers of Private Space Flight

It still seems like something out of The Jetsons or 2001: A Space Odyssey, but the space tourism industry is kicking off (or blasting off) in the next couple of years. Virgin Galactic, the space tourism venture of the multi-billion dollar … Continue reading

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You Can’t Say that on the Internet: Censorship in the Digital Age

As our readers know, some members of the Morrissey & Company team can be very opinionated, especially concerning politics (cough cough Ernie Corrigan cough cough). Earlier this week, my colleagues and I had a discussion weighing the pros and cons … Continue reading

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These are human rights. They are not negotiable.

Witnesses have used the power of video to document that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gadhafi, who Ronald Reagan once nicknamed the “mad dog” of the Middle East, has used aircraft, tanks and mercenaries to try to crush protests against his … Continue reading

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Hope, Recovery and Reputation: The Christchurch Earthquake

As a reputation management firm, we work mostly with nonprofit and corporate organizations, and sometimes directly with individuals, but what happens when a crisis hits an entire city, not just a company? Yesterday, an earthquake ranked 6.3 on the Richter … Continue reading

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Title Creep…It’s Baaack!

The scourge of title creep (or is it “creepy titles?”) is seeping through the halls of public relations agencies and their clients’ communications departments alike.  It’s a recurring phenomenon. We saw it in the earlier stages of the Internet boom … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: The Federal Budget

The GOP grabbed headlines last week when the Republican majority in the House of Representatives pushed through its version of the federal budget with $61 billion “slashed” in discretionary federal programs. For most of us, that’s as close as we’ll … Continue reading

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Music Industry’s New Spin

The ‘60s Mod movement brought us inspirational, optimistic music from groups like the Beatles. In the 70s, punk music themes swung the opposite way with The Sex Pistols’ lyrics, “see we ain`t got no swing `cept for the ring of … Continue reading

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Boston’s Deep Bench in Life Sciences

Chris Borges is not unusual as post graduate students go in Boston. He is a PhD candidate at the Harvard Medical School who is laser focused on aplastic anemia, learning everything he can about the disease that finally claimed his father’s life … Continue reading

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Leading Off: Wednesday’s Edition of Props, Flops and Scrambled Thoughts

Coke Recipe Revealed. Kind of. Ira Glass from “This American Life” apparently “stumbled across a column in the Feb. 18, 1979, edition of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Coke’s hometown paper. There, ‘buried’ on page 2B was a photograph of a page … Continue reading

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In Search of The Elusive Perfect Fit

If you are today, or in the past if you have been associated with an advertising or public relations firm in Boston – or greater Boston – then you know how intensely competitive the environment is.  I’ll go out on … Continue reading

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