If you want entertainment and an example of a TV shouting match that does not advance understanding of an issue, John Lott’s recent interview on Piers Morgan Tonight [ full interview here] showcases why sometimes you may not be better off not going into media lion’s den. Read more
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Eric Schwartzman interviewed Andrew Gilman at the 2008 PRSA International Conference on the Art of the Sound Bite. Download the complete audio interview below to learn about the history of the sound bite and the ingredients that make a winning sound bite. Read more
Catch the Spirit…
If a tree falls in the forest do you hear it? You do if Spirit Airlines is holding the saw.
In case you missed the latest coverage surrounding Spirit…dying Vietnam vet Jerry Meekins tried to get a refund after being told by his doctor that he was too sick to fly. Spirit refused his request for days citing its iron-clad no refund policy. They even suggested that he should have bought travel insurance. Read more
If you follow the NFL, the news of the day is the one-year suspension and fine of New Orleans Head Coach Sean Payton for his involvement in the now-famous bounty program as well as the indefinite suspension of Greg Williams, the defensive coach who concocted the scheme. Over a three-year period, Saints players were paid extra for targeting and in some cases injuring opposing players during football games. Read more
You have to say “I’m Sorry” more than once
The latest TSA story igniting the social space…a nursing mom was forced to use her breast pump in a public restroom in order to get though airport security. According to news reports, the TSA official wasn’t convinced that the 38-year-old school vice principal with her nine month old daughter in tow was carrying a real breast pump. “It really confuses me as to how an empty breast pump and cooler pack are a threat to national security and 20 minutes later, with milk, they no longer pose a threat to national security,” the outraged mom said. Read more
Think of the wonderful sparring partners in fiction, film and TV. Is there any better metaphor for the co-dependent relationship between reporters and PR professionals?
As the saying goes, “Can’t live with ’em. Read more