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Media Engagement 101

Two items reminded us of the value of proactively engaging with the media.

Item 1: In a recent NY Times profile, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said: “I’d been in private equity for eight years, and my attitude was I don’t talk to the press if I don’t want to. Read more

Herm Cain and Crisis

At  CommCore we try to avoid stepping into the political fray.  The office is not the voting booth. Yet, politicians inspire us to think about issues, communications and crisis.  We don’t know where this week’s issue -allegations of Herm Cain sexually harassing employees – will end up. Read more

Political Reporting “De-volves”

The 2012 US Presidential campaign is well underway and so is the media coverage of the media coverage.  Each 4-year cycle produces a President and a Vice President as well as its share of media stories, campaign books, new reporting stars, and plenty of coverage of the press talking about themselves. Read more

Answer the Damn Question, Please

Caveat:  This is an example of a politician not-answering a question and then walking off the set.  I’m not taking sides here, but using this as a teaching moment for others  who either coach spokespersons or want to be interviewed. 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