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February 1, 2013

TGIF: To Preview, or Not to Preview: That is the Super Bowl PR Question

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

While getting a head start on the competition is generally viewed as a smart strategy, does it translate into (PR) points for Super Bowl advertisers? Which method pays bigger dividends – previewing, or creating anticipation by waiting? Here are the two views. The Upside: Maximum Exposure By choosing to broadcast commercials or teasers, sponsors get…
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October 19, 2009

Taken For A Ride: What Did We Learn From Balloon Boy?

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, public relations, social media

What more is there to say about the balloon boy – other than that he was never actually in a balloon? Plenty, it seems. Four days after the country’s most overinflated news story, what’s notable is the backlash. Not just against Richard Heene, the fame-seeking father who apparently dreamed up a public relations stunt to rival…
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July 20, 2009

Cronkite, Media, and The Way It Was…

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, technology

Just as there will never be another pop star like the late Michael Jackson, there can never be another journalist like Walter Cronkite. In ways that partly parallel the music industry, traditional broadcast journalism has changed dramatically since those quaint days of of the three-channel, black-and-white TV universe. In both industries, changing technology, demographics, and economic…
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June 17, 2009

The Social Media Revolution That Wasn’t

by: in: communications, Crenshaw Communications, social media, technology

In the wake of controversial election results in Iran, there’s been much discussion about the role of social media in communicating popular sentiment among the rank and file there. Mashable reports “mindblowing” statistics on Twitter, claiming evidence that social media has been at the nexus of the Iranian unrest. But, does Tiananmen Square + Twitter…
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