Category Archives: entertainment

Fly with Me

In our current digital age, we often hear about the popularity of social media influencers and rightfully so. Typically, only the social media influencers who are involved in popular culture or celebrity gossip tend to get most of the focus … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Court

  A few blogs ago, I mentioned how the NBA had successfully integrated the social media landscape to its brand and marketing campaigns. It was refreshing to see one of the major sports leagues being able to adapt to the … Continue reading

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Oscars Stumble Toward 91st Academy Award Presentations

Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman are among the previous acting award winners who will, after all, take to the stage at this year’s Oscars The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have backtracked and announced that the winners … Continue reading

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Three Super Bowl Ads for Consideration–What Do They Mean in the Age of Trump, If Anything?

Super Bowl commercials are to February’s big game as Santa is to Christmas.  You just have to go see him and his elves. I chose three commercials this year as symbols of the way we are in the era that … Continue reading

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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, healthandwellness.co, was created … Continue reading

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