Crisis Communications, pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceutical industry, Uncategorized

P.R. ‘Offensive’ Heather Bresch Doubles Down On EpiPen Price Increase

TweetP.R. ‘Offensive’ Heather Bresch Doubles Down On EpiPen Price Increase. Admiration for public relations practitioners who are advocates for their enterprises  when they are mis-represented in the press is where the profession earns its merit and distinction. Scorn is what gets heaped on us when we are spinning bad behavior. Pity is what I feel for people whose livelihoods depend …


Employee Communications, messages, Public Relations, public relations resource, Uncategorized

Virtual Teams Downside & The Death Of Camaraderie

TweetVirtual Teams Downside. There are lots of people who champion the idea of working from home or some other location that is not the office. Most of the advocates of working from home are the people who want to work from home. They declare that they are more productive with fewer distractions or interruptions. In the age of the Internet and the …


Centerpoint Energy Public Relations Screws The Pooch

TweetCenterpoint Energy Public Relations Screws The Pooch. A contract employee for Centerpoint Energy was taped hitting two family dogs with pipe wrench. He claimed the owner sent the dogs after him as he was there to cut off their gas. You can watch the video and decide for yourself which story seems more plausible. http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/04/12/centerpoint-energy-contractor-smacks-dogs-face-wrench/ Granted there is little coming …

Texas Needs A Law Against Texting While Driving

TweetI’ve lived in two other states and this our second time to be in Texas. My wife and I were born here and my great great grandfather was a Texas Ranger. I’m no newcomer or Yankee. That we allow texting while driving is beyond me. Last May the Texas legislature failed to pass a law against this and Texas is one …

Martin Shkreli An Awfully Rich Guy Who Is Really Awful

TweetMartin Shkreli An Awfully Rich Guy Who Is Really Awful. Martin Shkreli Beyond Any Help from Public Relations Pros. With a smirk that would be the envy of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, former drug company CEO and future convict, Martin Shkreli made his disdain for human kind even more clear during his recent testimony before congress. Shkreli has a …

Prevent Cyber Predators From Targeting Your Children This Christmas

TweetTips To Prevent Cyber Predators And Hackers From Targeting Your Children This Christmas. Ryn Melberg is a client of mine and someone I like and respect a great deal. So I wanted to share her tips here for readers of my blog. While this is not really a public relations or marketing communications issue, it is timely advice for everyone …

GSD&M Takes Bad Taste Several Levels Higher

TweetGS&DM Takes Bad Taste To A New Level This is what happens when there are no grown-ups around. The “creative” staff at GSD&M, an Austin, Texas-based ad agency took the occasion of Christmas to design and sell gift wrapping paper that pushes well past the boundaries of taste and good judgement and came up with these gems (see photos). While the proceeds …

Congressman Anthony Weiner Starts Public Relations Career

TweetI was always of the opinion that the public relations person on staff or the firm advising a company should not overshadow the company or client and that doing so was a real boner. It will be tough to avoid the taint of former Congressman Anthony Weiner who will begin his public relations career with MWW of New Jersey, according …

Video For In Store Marketing Intelligence

TweetToday’s retailers operate in global economy that affords little room for error.  Retailers must combat harsh challenges that include consolidation within the industry, price competition, and increasingly low profit margins.  As such, it is mission-critical for forward-thinking retail organizations to adopt technologies that help capture and analyze store activity patterns to increase conversion rates, improve operational efficiency and maximize customer …