CommCore Blog and News

A Tale of Two Crises

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

Leaders behaving badly

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger are the latest examples of what Time Magazine  calls “men behaving badly.”

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

Old Lessons Live On In New YouTube Brand Channels

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

The Rage over Raj: How Will the Verdict Play?

From a PR and corporate communications perspective, the highly-touted insider trading verdict against Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajartnam ( 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 Fed Chairman and The Press

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