Rep. Anthony Weiner’s social media and telephone sexual innuendo escapades were the major news issue on Monday, and remain in the headlines today. It’s one more example of public officials behaving badly, lying about their behavior and thinking that somehow in the “gotcha” world, no one will find out. Read more
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This week, the business and media world lost a witty, insightful and valued professional, the original anchor of CNBC’s popular program Squawk Box, Mark Haines, who passed away at his home in New Jersey. Read more
Men behaving badly isn’t just confined to the sex accusations. The litany of sins and crimes that we read about also includes insider trading, fraud and more. Read more
Mashable blogger Todd Wasserman’s recent listing of five successful branded social media video channels just goes to show that the more things change, the more they remain the same.
The technology, media platform, and type of consumer interaction in social media may be relatively new by traditional marketing and advertising industry standards. Read more
From a PR and corporate communications perspective, the highly-touted insider trading verdict against Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajartnam (http://bit.ly/k1jlzA) already seems to be having a ripple effect far beyond Rajartnam and hedge funds. It is making waves in all aspects of the financial services industry, as well as for prosecutors and investigators charged with rooting out financial malfeasance. Read more
The recent news conference by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was an interesting communications achievement, though it doesn’t contain too many lessons for other government institutions or the private sector.
As Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Bernanke is in essence the CEO of the institution. Despite the fact that his peers – the heads of the nation’s central banks have held news conferences – this was a first for a chairman of the US Fed. Read more
You may have seen the recent news that the Flip video camera is being discontinued by Cisco Systems. The camera – unique when it first came out as a high definition video device – was killed by smart phones. Read more
Burson Marsteller CEO Mark Penn hits the nail on the head when comparing King George the VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue (as portrayed by Geoffrey Rush in the Oscar-winning movie “The King’s Speech”) with advising a CEO. Read more