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I Am Astonished By …

Kevin Kelly, one of the founders of WIRED, turned 70 earlier this year, prompting the post “103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known.” I’m glad I read to the end because advice #103 was the one that landed. “The chief prevention against getting old is to remain astonished.” Between the recent Supreme Court …more

The NRA and PR and Gun Control

What is wrong with this country? What sensible human being thinks it’s OK to put what’s essentially a machine gun in the hands of private citizens? The tragedies keep coming with the latest mass shootings Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y. Here’s the problem. These events serve as a form of smelling salts, helping politicians come …more

Storytelling Determines the Winners and Losers in the Semiconductor Sector?

Before jumping into the question at hand, let’s acknowledge that the semiconductor shortage has impacted everyone. Even my mom asked me over Thanksgiving dinner if the lack of chips has hurt our business. Naturally, I reciprocated and questioned my Mom’s technique in making her home-made apple sauce. But I digress … How are the actual …more

Stunts, lipstick, pigs, and COP26

By Chris Owen, Director, UK, The Hoffman Agency Earlier this week Co-op announced that six of its stores were to ‘rebrand’ as Co-op26 in line with what’s acknowledged as the most important climate summit we might see in our lifetime – COP26. See what they did there? Problem is, it begs the question that aside …more

The Chauvin Trial Verdict

Today’s verdict brings us to the close of a year-long fight for justice that re-ignited a larger discussion on police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. We’re relieved that justice has been served to the officer found responsible for George Floyd’s death, though our hearts remain heavy with the loss of Floyd and …more

How the NRA Views Public Relations. Let’s Listen in.

What is wrong with this country? What sensible human being thinks it’s OK to put what’s essentially a machine gun in the hands of private citizens? The tragedies keep coming with the latest mass shootings in Boulder and Atlanta leaving 18 dead. Here’s the problem. These events serve as a form of smelling salts, helping …more

Dear Joe, Expand Your Cabinet with Words

  Dear Joe, Welcome to the White House. Is it just me or does it feel like it’s been an eternity since the Nov. 3 election? Anyway, I know you come into office with several mission-critical priorities screaming for attention. The pandemic has killed roughly 400,000 Americans. Economic conditions prompt comparisons to the Great Depression. …more