Today’s Takes

October 8, 2007

Here’s a wrap-up of what other industry-watchers and media folks have been writing about recently: Portfolio‘s Business Spin blog suggests there’s no longer a clear division between a corporation’s internal and external communications. Strumpette’s editor, Amanda Chapel, announces her resignation. How did Wall Street’s CEOs explain the disappointing quarter? Dennis Berman of The Wall Street… Read more

My Airline Blogs Have Been Grounded

October 5, 2007

Whenever I tell someone that I own and manage a PR firm, the response is almost always the same: “Wow, that must be great being the boss and getting to do whatever you want.” Their visions of me taking extended vacations and enjoying the stress-free existence that comes with not having to report to someone… Read more

Today’s Takes

September 28, 2007

Here’s a wrap-up of what other industry-watchers and media folks have been writing about this week: Johnson & Johnson’s corporate communications team makes effective use of the corporate blog JNJ BTW (“J&J By the Way”) to, among other things, add context and clarity to breaking news and ongoing issues impacting the company. Media relations team… Read more

Remembering a Client

September 27, 2007

Our office was deeply saddened this week to learn about the death of Darryll Walter Bolduc, a former client and someone whose fearless efforts to take on powerful interests we truly admired. Our relationship with Darryll began nearly four years ago when he was a newly minted attorney about to hang out his first shingle… Read more

Without Fear or Favor? The New York Times vs. Eli Lilly

September 25, 2007

One of my favorite Saturday morning rituals is to pass the early hours with a steaming cup of overpriced coffee and an ambitious pile of newspapers. Call me old school, but I prefer paper to pixels, relying on printed news sources over the online variety to keep me informed of the Big Picture stuff. As… Read more

The Passing of Heroes

September 4, 2007

While the end of summer is always a bit of a downer, this year it was more so because of the passing of two men, both of whom are inspirations to a great many of us. Richard Jewell died. You may recall that he was the former security guard who was wrongly accused of perpetrating… Read more

Holy Cross, That’s One Heck of an Intern!

August 10, 2007

In May, Fortune ran an article about the proper care and feeding of so-called Generation Y employees. Bruce Tulgan, the founder of “leading generational-research firm” RainmakerThinking is quoted saying that “this is the most high-maintenance workforce in the history of the world.” Hyperbole aside, it seems that someone forgot to tell that to the students… Read more