Category Archives: entertainment

So much, much, much more than Raffi

With the arrival of our third granddaughter on Friday, my wife and I are left to ponder what lies ahead in our near-term music-listening future – just in time for the Grammys. Lisa Loeb is nominated for the Best Children’s … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware: Your Devices are Recording You

Recently, the Amazon Echo smart speaker has been at the center of a murder case which raises lots of questions about consumer privacy and the role that technology can play in our lives. The case revolves around the “accidental” death … Continue reading

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Fan Theories on Social Media Could Narrate “Game of Thrones” Series Finale

Warning: This post contains spoiler alerts (maybe) Here we are, impatiently awaiting the last season of the crazy popular HBO series Game of Thrones (GOT). This year, we have to wait 3 months longer than usual due to production logistics that has delayed the season … Continue reading

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Crisis Communications in a time of social media

Upon watching Netflix’s most expensive original series to date, The Crown, I was struck by how Winston Churchill handled an urgent public safety conundrum. He received new information around lunchtime, and rushed to get the situation handled by the “next … Continue reading

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Ed Sheeran Doesn’t Have a Smart Phone

As we’ve learned across media this year… Ed Sheeran doesn’t have a smart phone. Though, neither do 39% of American cell phone owning adults who lack a high school degree and 29% of Americans who make less than $30,000. Compare … Continue reading

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Seeing “Fake News” Go Viral, 20th Century Fox Uses it to Promote New Movie–Ad Stunt Gets More Negative Reviews Than Movie

Real trailer for the movie, A Cure for Wellness “A Cure for Wellness” is a movie about a ‘fake’ cure that makes people sicker,” 20th Century Fox said.  “As part of this campaign, a ‘fake’ wellness site,, was created … Continue reading

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Facebook’s newest ad play – Challenging YouTube

As you may know, in 2014, YouTube officially became the second-largest search engine, with over 300 hours of content uploaded every minute, and a billion unique visitors watch more than six billion hours of video every month. In combination with showcasing countless makeup … Continue reading

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