Archive for May, 2010

May 29 2010

President Flubs Crisis Communications

President Obama held a much anticipated press conference this week to deal with the unprecedented environmental crisis created by the collapsed oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. During the press conference the President did a laudable job of explaining all the steps his Administration has taken and is taking to deal with and mitigate [...]

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May 27 2010

Goodbye 'American Idol'

I am not terribly interested in “American Idol” as a show. But, it does fascinate me as a cultural (and thus marketing and media) phenomenon. Which is why this past season portends bad things for Idol and its dominant TV franchise. I only watched one show this season. In the two seasons before that, I [...]

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May 01 2010

Random Musings for May 2010

Ah, it’s May 2010 and the sun is shining in the San Francisco Bay Area. All is right with the world? Well, yes and no. To wit: Drill Baby Drill? – There goes that Republican catchphrase. Just as the oil companies are reaping gargantuan profits again (and the rest of us are paying much higher [...]

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