Commander in Control

Commander in Control

One of the points I had hoped to emphasize in my last post was that Twitter, blogging, Facebook and Google+ offer an even more controlled communications environment than what a fastidiously prepped/messaged executive might face in a media interview. David Carr may give Rupert Murdoch props for his more authentic Twitter persona, but it’s Mr. […]

Communications Slop

Communications Slop

“The modern chief executive lives behind a wall of communications operatives, many of whom ladle out slop meant to obscure rather than reveal.” David Carr — David Carr of The New York Times lamenting the way many CEOs have long interacted with members of his profession. Not surprisingly, he lays the blame on communications professionals. The […]

Ta Ta, Suckers!

Ta Ta, Suckers!

It’s no big surprise that Karl Rove is out. Frankly, his tenure as this administration’s master media manipulator should have expired long ago (or at least following the mid-term elections). From a PR perspective, this man alone has done more damage to the reputation and credibility of the PR profession than 50 Abramoffs. But that’s […]