Archive for October, 2009
Teeth are being gnashed. Gauntlets is gettin' thrown down like warm beers at a tea party. Over what? Beck, O'Reilly, and Limbaugh? Seriously?
Nobody saw this coming? Not since 1976 when the satire "Network" hit movie screens and won four Academy Awards?
More than 3o years ago, the fictional network boss Frank Hackett (Robert Duvall) cringed at [...]
As LiteralMayhem is very interested in language, and its potential to wreak havoc on human civilization, we offer some thoughts on the quintessential “hot” topic: sex. And more precisely “safe sex.”
Nowadays, at least in much of the Western world, the term “safe sex” is tossed off as easily as one might say… “a side of [...]
After my last post on the total impotence of PR, I felt a twinge of guilt. “Am I just too cynical? Too bitter? Surely there are flacks with integrity out there. Surely someone somewhere in the dark corners of the profession cares about it. Somewhere, surely, some company takes it seriously.”
Then I did some reading [...]
Imagine if, a year ago, you had asked a PR pro about the response of the financial services sector to the meltdown, and you had gotten the following answer:
They will do a mandatory mea culpa and then dig in to defend their turf, not giving one inch on anything. They'll torpedo all efforts at [...]
We are now just a week or so past the one-year anniversary of the financial bailout. And as I was sorting through some old files over the weekend, I came across an issue of O’Dwyer’s from October 1, 2008… the week of the TARP vote, which was held on Oct 3, 2008.
In that issue, there [...]
Way back in the mists of time… somewhere around the end of the 20th Century… America’s banks were up in arms about pending consumer protection regulations. The issue was ATM safety. And how they handled the issue should be of interest to consumers, legislators, p.r. pros, and banking industry execs alike.
A headline in EFT Report, [...]