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Teaching Media Literacy in a World of ‘Fake News’

September 19, 2017 In Education Leave a comment

After a summer of whirling news cycles, young people are settling back into the classroom with information from a wide array of sources at their fingertips – some legitimate, others

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Consumers, Convenience and the Retail-ization of Healthcare

November 11, 2016 In Healthcare Leave a comment

Trips to the hospital or doctor’s office are no longer the only ways to receive medical care these days. Patients – elderly, millennial and everyone in between – prefer convenience,

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Five for Friday: Jackson Murphy

September 16, 2016 In Corporate Leave a comment

Five for Friday is a regular Solomon McCown blog feature in which one of our PR pros shares five of their favorite hobbies, passions, or interests. This week, we hear

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The Public Health Implications of Orlando

June 15, 2016 In Healthcare Leave a comment

This week, millions gathered in solidarity with the victims, families and L.G.B.T. community affected by Sunday’s horrific attack of terror and hate at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Rallies

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PR Lessons from “House of Cards”

March 16, 2016 In Corporate Leave a comment

The other night, I dreamt that President Francis Underwood’s press secretary gave me the urgent task of writing a statement to send to the Washington Herald. Undoubtedly a byproduct of

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Donald Trump’s Unorthodox Approach to the Iowa Caucus

February 1, 2016 In SM& Team Leave a comment

If you told me a year ago that Donald Trump would be a leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination, I would have chuckled in disbelief. Then, if you told

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Four Star Wars Characters Who Could Have Used Some PR Advice

December 18, 2015 In Corporate Leave a comment

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about Christmas. The Force is strong at 177 Milk Street, as people throughout the office express their excitement

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An Uphill PR Battle for Pfizer and Allergan

December 10, 2015 In Healthcare Leave a comment

‘Tis the season of giving, and pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Allergan certainly gave people in the health care space a lot to talk about in recent weeks. The $150 billion

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Four Ways You Can Take Action During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 15, 2015 In Healthcare, Nonprofit Comments Off on Four Ways You Can Take Action During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Even though Massachusetts currently faces one important public health crisis that deserves action, October is an important reminder that another oft-unnoticed epidemic is affecting people across the Commonwealth, country and

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Aylan Kurdi and the Power of Images in Media

September 11, 2015 In SM& Team Comments Off on Aylan Kurdi and the Power of Images in Media

Abu Ghraib, the man who jumped from the Twin Towers, children running from Napalm during the Vietnam War – all now iconic images that provided shocking glimpses into events unfolding

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