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This post will save lives…

April 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Please share this with friends and family: It is a new blog written by a friend and professional colleague who works for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and who was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this month. It is an informative and emotional chronicle of his personal battle with prostate cancer and will motivate others to […]

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Tags: Authenticity · Public Relations and Communications

Please, oh please…can we stop the media’s Michael Jackson idolatry fest now?

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Hopefully, today’s “Break of Dawn” means the “Epic” “King of Pop” media hype should now “Beat It” and as far as I’m concerned, it’s not “Gone Too Soon.”  “Whatever Happens,” “We’ve had enough.” The world may be in a “State of Shock” but I’m “Speechless” after witnessing the idolatry of a “Smooth Criminal.” I hope “HIStory” […]

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Tags: Authenticity · Rants · Uncategorized

Life Lessons in 2009…courtesy of Major League Baseball

March 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Back in February of this year, A.J. Perez’s wrote a column in USA Today about A-Rod and steroids and cheating in MLB.  There has been much written on this topic before his article and it will be an ongoing debate for years to come about how to compare the records of these decades to those of a […]

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Tags: Authenticity · Rants

Anyone Miss Good Old-Fashioned Customer Service?

October 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

I just returned to my desk in an office building on Broadway in NYC and got a sad but stark reminder of the state of customer service in today’s business climate as I rode the elevator up to my floor.  Standing in front of me were two twenty-something waif-thin glam girls — you know the type…professional […]

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Tags: Authenticity · Public Relations and Communications · Rants · Social Media

Transparency and Ethics…Even When You Think No One Is Watching

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I have spoken on numerous occasions about the importance of transparency, authenticity and appropriate behavior by marketers in today’s social media environment.  Most companies in the online marketing business are acting responsibly and ethically and are policing themselves even when the opportunity exists to cut corners or employ tactics that are dubious.  The few that […]

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