Monthly archives: July 2013

Posted by Amy Derjue

What Brands Can Learn About Twitter from Baseball Rivals

July 31, 2013 In Corporate Comments Off on What Brands Can Learn About Twitter from Baseball Rivals

​Shortly after the Rays defeated the Red Sox Monday night, the victors sent out this provocative tweet. The Red Sox responded in kind with a little vinegar of their own.

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Posted by Amy Derjue

5 for Friday with Marisa Connolly

July 26, 2013 In SM& Team Comments Off on 5 for Friday with Marisa Connolly

​On the Solomon McCown & Company Facebook page, we've started a feature called 5 for Friday. Every week, one member of our staff presents a list of anything that strikes

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5 for Friday with Molly Chase

July 19, 2013 In SM& Team Comments Off on 5 for Friday with Molly Chase

​On the Solomon McCown & Company Facebook page, we've started a feature called 5 for Friday. Every week, one member of our staff presents a list of anything that strikes

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Posted by Amy Derjue

SM& Reactions to the Rolling Stone’s Cover

July 18, 2013 In SM& Team Comments Off on SM& Reactions to the Rolling Stone’s Cover

It’s a point of pride for us that our staff is passionate about the media. When Rolling Stone’s controversial cover featuring a picture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev started making the rounds

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Rolling Stone got it half right.

July 18, 2013 In SM& Team Comments Off on Rolling Stone got it half right.

​The cover story is a look at “how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam & became a monster,” to put it in the

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Posted by Sheridan Wachtel

Playing with the Facts Has Consequences

July 15, 2013 In SM& Team Comments Off on Playing with the Facts Has Consequences

​The intern working for the Oakland, California Fox TV station KTVU has learned the hard way that taking license with the facts can come back to bite you — as

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This Week’s Major News Stories

July 12, 2013 In SM& Team Comments Off on This Week’s Major News Stories

​SM& President Ashley McCown discusses the top news stories of the week through a cinematic lens, from Paula Deen and Edward Snowden to the George Zimmerman and Whitey Bulger trials.

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Posted by Amy Derjue

2013 Top PR Crises…so far

July 12, 2013 In Crisis Communications Comments Off on 2013 Top PR Crises…so far

​Solomon McCown President and crisis communications expert Ashley McCown examines the top ten PR crises so far in 2013. Click here or below to watch the video.

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Posted by Sheridan Wachtel

Dove’s Tyranny of Self-Love

July 11, 2013 In SM& Team Comments Off on Dove’s Tyranny of Self-Love

Earlier this year, Dove released “Sketches” as a part of its “Campaign for Real Beauty” aimed at improving women's self-esteem. In the video, women are asked to describe themselves to

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Posted by Sheridan Wachtel

Skanska Protests Anti-LEED Initiative

July 10, 2013 In Real Estate Comments Off on Skanska Protests Anti-LEED Initiative

​This week, SM& client Skanska USA announced its resignation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to protest the Chamber's support of a chemical industry-led initiative that would effectively ban the

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