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July 2013
​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. The back-and-forth was briefly touched upon the following morning during the Toucher and Rich Show, which I to listen to avidly. The hosts scoffed at...
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​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 his or her fancy—a fun way to start off the weekend. This week, SM& Account Supervisor Marisa Connolly shares her five favorite spots or moments...
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​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 his or her fancy — a fun way to start off the weekend. This week, SM& Account Coordinator Molly Chase shares her five favorite Boston-area...
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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 last night, SM&ers were quick to offer their perspective. See what they had to say here: A blog post from Senior Vice President Michal Regunberg:...
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​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 magazine's words. It is predicated, in part, on how those around Tsarnaev never saw his heinous crimes coming; how those of us who may have...
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​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 it should. The station erroneously reported the names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that crash landed in San Francisco as: Sum...
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​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. Click here or below to watch the video.
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​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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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 a sketch artist who cannot see them. Then, strangers who had met the women just once were asked to give their descriptions of the women...
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​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 future use of LEED for government buildings. The initiative is linked to lobbying efforts by the chemical industry related to the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill...
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