Monthly Archive:: December 2006

The 9 Rules of Media Relations Crisis Management

As the tragedy at the Sago mine in West Virginia unfolded on our televisions and front pages in January of 2006, I’m certain we all wondered how the story could have become such a terrific example of corporate media-relations bungling. Perhaps I was in the minority thinking the bungling was terrific, but I’m in the [&hellip

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Oh, Jerusalem!

My life at times feels like one long experiment in whatever the reverse of “aversion therapy” is in regard to bugs. Particularly spiders. I can tolerate spiders up to 3/4″ in span, but once they get bigger than that I start to hyperventilate. Which makes orb weaver season here in Virginia a challenge. One of [&hellip

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My ISP Is a Bad Boyfriend

They don’t call. They make promises they know they’ll never keep. They stand you up, repeatedly. Bad boyfriend! Bad! But they’re charming, and their promise-making is so very seductive that you forget, in the moment, that what they’re telling you is lies, damn lies. But they lie so very well. I came to the heartbreaking realization [&hellip

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Virginia TeleWork Initiative Offers Solutions to Traffic Jams, Workforce Issues and Economic Development

Richmond, VA – Dec. 15, 2006 – Imagine being able to hire the best employees for your company, and not caring where they live. Karen Jackson, Director of the Virginia Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband assistance, asked the central Virginia technology sector to picture that scenario as she spoke to the Greater Richmond Technology [&hellip

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