Category: Communication

Have you seen this Fact-Checker song spoof re truth in the Trump era? »

Have you seen this Randy Rainbow video parody on Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and the Trump administration? Heard this on CBC, Canada’s national radio station, last night. They played the song only, which starts about a minute in. It illustrates a point I made in my book, Step Into The Spotlight!, which is that sometimes […]

We have a saying in Peebles… »

We have a saying in Peebles… In Step Into The Spotlight!, I shared that it’s key to have a signature saying. Something that people identify with you and only you. Like when Chef Emeril Lagasse says “Bam!” Or when Jeff Probst of Survivor says “The Tribe Has Spoken.” So, last night, I’m watching an episode […]

Is admitting DEFEAT a good MARKETING strategy? »

Sure looks that way. In this TV commercial, the setting is a fall fair competition where Classico pasta sauce LOSES to the homemade sauce of these Italian grandmas and the Classico chefs are smiling anyway–all the way to the bank. It’s a variation of the Avis, #2, We Try Harder campaign from years ago that’s […]

Was Hillary’s Teleprompter “SIGH” Deliberate or Dumb? »

It’s all over the Internet. Hillary reads the stage directions right off the teleprompter. HUGE contrast with her opponent, the spontaneous I-say-whatever-pop-into-my-head Trump who was all over this tweeting his delight. So, here’s the question. Is there any possibility that verbalizing the “SIGH” was deliberate? A rhetorical device? Or is she on autopilot at this […]

Gary Vaynerchuk Shows LEADERS How to Handle a PUBLICITY CRISIS with Authenticity »

So, they say it was NOT their team, (but rather someone who hired someone who hired someone on their behalf) who did this but the STINK of it is still adversely affecting Gary Vaynerchuk and his company. Ad Week and Business Insider and everyone else is buzzing about the story that a party co-sponsored by […]

What do APPLE & Donald TRUMP Have in Common? »

Despite his recent widely reported but short lived boycott of Apple products, Donald Trump does have ONE thing in common with Apple, (the computer company, not the fruit). Apple & Trump are both masterful at branding & positioning their competitors! Apple did it with a series of MAC vs PC commercials where they branded & […]

How Do You Stay CALM in the MELODRAMA of Business? »

Does your business ever feel like a telenovela? Thanks to D for making me literally laugh out loud with this video this morning!

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