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T.J. Winick
TJ Winick
If you own one of those shiny iPhone cases containing fancy liquid and glitter, you may have been shocked to learn that nearly 275,000 of these cases were recalled this past week after it was discovered they can break, leak and cause severe chemical burns and skin irritations. Solomon McCown Vice President T.J. Winick’s byline...
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Public Relations meeting PR
When I worked in broadcast news, our audience was a large one: the viewing public. To gain greater insight into these millions of viewers, demographic data provided us a biographical sketch of who was watching and when. This included factors such as gender, age and socioeconomic status. In the pursuit of ratings victories, we’d often...
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Trump Communications PR
“FDR had radio, Bill Clinton had cable television and Donald Trump has Twitter,” quipped former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff John Sununu. Sununu was one of four former office holders, along with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and former Massachusetts Democratic Congressmen Barney Frank and Bill Delahunt, who made up the panel...
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Fake News. It’s more than an oxymoron. It’s an all-out assault on democracy. Think that’s hyperbole? Thomas Jefferson is believed to have written, “An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy.” So, how can a citizenry that now has a shorter attention span than a goldfish and which increasingly gets its news...
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Our client RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England invited Solomon McCown to present at their RECHARGE networking and educational event, recently held in Boston. The name of our breakout session was It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. The reality is that both are important; that is, having key messages that resonate and providing...
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As Billy Bush and NBC reportedly negotiate his exit from the Today show, it confirmed, yet again, why the blurring of lines between journalism and entertainment is a dangerous trend. Full disclosure: I spent six years as an on-air correspondent in a competing network’s news division. I was also a classmate of Billy’s at Colby...
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Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting in New York City. The trademark session where I was one of three speakers was entitled “Brands Under Attack: How Brand Owners can Save Face.” Attendees came to hear how ambush marketing, data breaches and negative PR impacts brand value,...
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I was honored to recently co-present on social media best practices at the Chi Omega’s National Convention in Orlando. Like any mission-focused organization should, the country’s largest sorority (by members) takes its brand seriously. And with 179 collegiate chapters and more than 340,000 initiates, presenting a consistent image and message can, at times, present a...
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Photo courtesy of ComNetworkBoston Tuesday at the NonProfit Center, ComNetworkBoston held its first event in the city called “Communications Lessons from Boston’s Olympic Bid,” moderated by Lauren Dezenski of Politico Massachusetts (and formerly of the Dorchester Reporter). The panel was comprised of experts who either supported the bid, worked to scuttle it, or monitored public...
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This week, Chipotle announced that sales were down 29.7 percent during the first three months of 2016—its first quarterly loss ever as a public company. Reeling in the wake of the E. coli crisis, one might look at those numbers and conclude this is the beginning of the end for the Mexican fast food chain....
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