No Kellyanne Conway Is Not Doing This Well

Posted in: Brand Reputation, Language, Social Politics

On: February 16, 2017

  Earlier this week the news site Vox produced a video highlighting Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s ability to bob and weave her way through the ethical and operational minefields arising from the first few weeks of the Trump administration. They do this with a grudging degree of admiration for her relentlessness in not answering questions. […]

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If the CIA can be good at Twitter, why can’t your company?

Posted in: Creative, Online strategy, Social Politics, Social PR, Storytelling, Twitter, writing

On: November 10, 2014

For many companies, engaging on social media is an awkward process filled with banal, soulless content cautiously offered. To do otherwise and take the perceived risk of showing a personality, they lament, would be “unprofessional.” And then they wonder why social media isn’t working for them. There is a surprising example of a serious organization […]

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Pictures and Engagement on Twitter

Can an Open Source Philosophy Save Democracy?

Posted in: Online strategy, Social Politics

On: September 27, 2012

Clay Shirky is one of the more interesting people studying social media and society. As he notes in this illuminating TED talk, “The more ideas there are in circulation, the more ideas there are for any individual to disagree with. More media always means more arguing.” Yet Shirky also argues that the Open Source ethos […]

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The Torch is Passed

Posted in: Creative, Social Politics, TV ads

On: September 4, 2012

The Ted Kennedy tribute video from the Democratic National Convention is a powerful bit of myth making – using Kennedy to slam Romney while simultaneously positioning Obama as a the true heir of JFK. There was a time when the Democrats would get spanked by the Republicans when it came to communications. Not now. Obama […]

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