Category Archives: News

“What They Don’t Teach You in Business School”–Social Media Outrage

There is a famous formula in chemical industry crisis communications PR.  It’s Risk = Hazard + Outrage.  That was 20 years ago coined by crisis communications expert Peter Sandman.  Every chemical industry PR person knows it by heart.  Now add … Continue reading

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Slacktivism, or virtual activism?

Saturday Night Live hit the nail of Slacktivism right on the head. This past Saturday, comedian Louis C.K. hosted the long-running comedy sketch show. Among the several typical deprecating, satirical sketches was a faux-music video in vague Reggae style praising the socially conscious, … Continue reading

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New Vaccine Scare: Schools to Inoculate Students Against Fake News

Don’t believe it? Google it. Right now, there are undoubtedly thousands of students across the country desperately googling for quick facts and citations to drop into papers. In schools everywhere, librarians are tearing their hair out… how much time did … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter

Oscar Grant, 22, Oakland, CA, January 2009 Trayvon Martin, 17, Sanford FL, February 2012 Eric Garner, 43, Staten Island, NY, July 2014 Mike Brown, 18, Ferguson, MO, August 2014 John Crawford, 22, Beavercreek, OH, August 2014 Freddie Gray, 25, Baltimore, … Continue reading

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Personal Media

Tapstack, founded in 2014, is a one-tap moment-sharing app that is referred to as Snapchat for adults. We all know how Shapchat works, you send a picture or a 10 second video to your friends and when they open it, … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Troll Alert

Is someone stealing your Facebook identity? Facebook is being proactive by developing a tool that notifies users if someone has tapped into their account.  It’s called the troll hunter.  The tool will analyze the account names and profile pictures to … Continue reading

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What Will The Pope Post?

Pope Francis, also known as “The Cool Pope”, broke a record.  He has a new Instagram account and he had 1 million followers in under 12 hours.  Wow! When I initially saw a headline that Pope Francis uses social media, … Continue reading

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