Category Archives: Oscars

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 Billboards Inside Hollywood, California

Full dislcosure: I am a movie fan but not an Oscars nominations groupie. I could not name all the movies or actors up for awards but I did see a trailer of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and said, “wow, … 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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Did You Boycott the 2016 Oscars?

I asked quite a few people if they were watching the Academy Awards and the replies were, “yes, I can’t wait to see what Chris Rock is going to say”, and boy, did he say it!  He was very unpredictable, … Continue reading

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Social Media Can Point to Potential Oscars Winners?

The most popular topic on social media this weekend must be Oscar. In the old days, Oscar watchers would look to Los Angeles to get a quick breakdown of who were mostly likely to take home a statuette at the … Continue reading

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Boycotting the Oscars??

  The nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards are….drum roll…..NO ONE OF COLOR: Lead Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Matt Damon Michael Fassbender Bryan Cranston Eddie Redmayne Lead Actress Brie Larson Saoirse Ronan Cate Blanchett Jennifer Lawrence Charlotte Rampling. Top African-American actors … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything…

When it comes to succeeding or failing when using social media to build your brand, timing is everything. In’s article ranking the best and worst social media marketing campaigns from last nights Academy Awards, some insight was given with … Continue reading

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Political Free Oscars

In scanning the headlines about social media engagement and the Oscars, I came across this interesting tool which measures the number of Facebook mentions by the minute and by state during the Oscars.  I was interested in watching this reaction … Continue reading

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Celebrities Fighting Sexism on the Red Carpet

My favorite social media campaign from this year’s Oscar awards was the #AskHerMore campaign, which I learned about in an article by CTA News. The campaign, with supporters such as Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler, encourages reporters to ask creative questions … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Oscar Winners

The Oscars were a bit of a snooze this year, and I found myself disinterested with the show itself, and the news pieces surrounding it.  There was the typical online buzz (which felt a bit more like a “fizzle”), but … Continue reading

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