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How Teleconferencing Disconnects People

How Teleconferencing Disconnects People

Teleconferencing by phone or video is fast and easy and fascinates people so much many think its the big solution to better connect with people. It can work. It can also be costly in regards to image and message, especially in politics with elected officials where 3 out of 4 voters disapprove the way Congress does it’s job. External […]

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Content Writing Matters in Public Relations

Content Writing Matters in Public Relations

Content writing matters a lot in public relations.   The Internet and social media is giving standard media a run for their money in more ways than one.  The Internet gets more attention than newspaper, television or radio news because online content writing is more conversational and less formal.   It also can hurt you. Higher education […]

December 30, 2012 0 Comments
AutoZone Crisis Communications: Disaster

AutoZone Crisis Communications: Disaster

AutoZone is in the middle of a public relations crisis and firefight. The company fired an employee being called a hero today for using his personal handgun to stop a robber. AutoZone customers aren’t happy. Their social media pages like Facebook are under assault with hundreds of comments posted on threads that have nothing to […]

December 28, 2012 0 Comments
Talk Shows Make Social Media Work

Talk Shows Make Social Media Work

As a former assignment manager, news and program director, today’s programmers of radio and television talk shows grab my attention when they publish messages emphasizing the importance of social media in their mix of communication with people. I think that’s great. The more tools they can use the better. This article for broadcasters is the […]

October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Online content needs C’s for A+ results

Online content needs C’s for A+ results

I’m going to show you how make C’s count to get A+ results, not just for your online content but standard media as well. I chose to write this article after the announcement by AOL in August that nearly 500 Patch.com news sites would go out of business in mid-October. Read my post-mortem article about […]

September 29, 2013 0 Comments
How Teleconferencing Disconnects People

How Teleconferencing Disconnects People

Teleconferencing by phone or video is fast and easy and fascinates people so much many think its the big solution to better connect with people. It can work. It can also be costly in regards to image and message, especially in politics with elected officials where 3 out of 4 voters disapprove the way Congress does it’s job. External […]

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Hyperlocal news doesn’t need a Patch

Hyperlocal news doesn’t need a Patch

The failure of Patch.com isn’t the example that hyperlocal news publishing can’t be successful. Patch didn’t have enough band aids to stop the oil from leaking the past two years from the damage it created. Patch.com owned by AOL was to be the catalyst of hyperlocal news. But after three years, losses over $100 million […]

August 22, 2013 1 Comment
Media Privacy Requests in the News Spotlight

Media Privacy Requests in the News Spotlight

The family members of the three Cleveland women now free after years of captivity have publicly asked for media privacy with a news spotlight nearly as bright as last month’s Boston Marathon Bombings. If I were still a news editor, I’d go along with their request because I believe in dignified decency and that there […]

May 14, 2013 0 Comments

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Creve Coeur Trash Story on KMOX Gets Reaction

Creve Coeur Trash Story on KMOX Gets Reaction

The battle between residents and a proposed Creve Coeur trash fee continues with the city letting people know they were offended by a KMOX radio report from the council’s regular meeting on Nov. 12. City staff issued this statement in regards to their Creve Coeur trash fee plan compared to other cities: Currently, Creve Coeur […]

November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Free Speech assaulted in Creve Coeur

Free Speech assaulted in Creve Coeur

Creve Coeur city officials are restricting 1st Amendment free speech when the editor of CreveCoeurVoter.com was told he couldn’t display a Keep Our Trash Service Free sign while attending the monthly Coffee With The Mayor event held at the Creve Coeur Government Center. David Caldwell brought the sign was used in the successful 2010 sales tax referendum where […]

November 10, 2013 2 Comments
Creve Coeur survey outdated for trash fee plan

Creve Coeur survey outdated for trash fee plan

Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz was interviewed by Channel 4 about a proposed $180 annual trash fee that would end free trash pickup in the city’s 64-year history. The City Council meets Tuesday night at the Creve Coeur Government Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. and is expected to vote on the issue after opening bids […]

November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Creve Coeur Trash Pickup Broken Promise

Creve Coeur Trash Pickup Broken Promise

Free Creve Coeur trash service may be over if the city council on November 12 signs a new contract with Republic Services and breaks a promise made residents in 2010 when they voted in favor of a trash pickup sales tax.Residents will be forced to pay $180 a year if the council passes the current […]

October 31, 2013 0 Comments

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