Monthly Archive:: March 2007

Long-term care? Conseco thinks it’s Long-Term Blowoff

Working my way through the NY Times today, I was brought up short by a headline alleging systematic Long Term Care (LTC) denial-of-claim problems, particularly with Conseco. For those of you not familiar with LTC, this is a policy that one purchases long before (ideally) one approaches the age of infirmity, paying regular premiums that, [&hellip

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It’s the Self-Respect, Stupid

I’ve seen several pieces in print and on various TV news outlets recently about "the new spring break" – college kids heading off for a week to drink ’til they puke, hook up indiscriminately, flash their…oh, wait, that’s the OLD spring break. The new spring break involves volunteering, doing something like building a Habitat for [&hellip

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Media Relations – It’s All About Relationships

Your company is about to launch a new product or service that will raise the achievement bar in your industry. You want to make sure that every customer for your innovative offering hears the buzz, and acts on it by buying it – in droves. You write a press release announcing your exciting news, and [&hellip

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What the….?

Wow.  Who knew that Anna Nicole had so much to offer a tired, cold, mid-winter media scrum? What a terrific window into the glories of Western Civ, that citadel of freedom of thought, the free exchange of ideas, the elevating power of art.  Whyever would anyone think we were corrupt?  The Great Satan? As the [&hellip

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