CATEGORY: Government Relations
|NASA Outdoing the Movies – for PR (and Budgetary) Value
February 12th, 2016 by Doug Bedell on Flack Me
||We watched our Netflix mailing of Interstellar, a space fantasy, the other evening, and I remarked as it ended, “This kind of thing must drive NASA crazy.” But no, from a story in The Christian Science Monitor, NASA looks like it's promoting space fantasies of its own, such as “The Grand Tour” of Mars, for their relational – and budgetary – value.
|Register PR People as Lobbyists With the Press? Come On!
January 18th, 2016 by Doug Bedell on Flack Me
||A New York State agency is demonstrating the sort of overreach that causes government to have bad PR for good reason. It’s considering classifying PR pros as lobbyists when they contact media outlets about issues of public interest. When a PR agency calls or emails a reporter, it would need to be logged as a public transaction or a hefty fine could be imposed? Come on, now...
|Hang On For Trump's Tempestuous Ride
December 22nd, 2015 by Doug Bedell on Flack Me
||As the year turns, a great relational drama is unfolding in U.S. politics as a center stage example of perversity politics – Donald Trump's presidential campaign. It's demonstrating perversity in terms, as our dictionary puts it, of "Obstinately persisting in an error or fault; wrongly self-willed or stubborn." Hubbell Communications in Portland, OR, nails Trump's travels when it comments: "Trump's rhetoric is often angry and almost always bombastic. He seems to speak before thinking..."
|Belgians Use Cats to Fight Terrorism
November 25th, 2015 by Jessica Cherok on Digital Pivot
||In response to continued fears regarding terror attacks in Europe, as well as information that an attack could be imminent in a crowded place, authorities in Brussels requested that the public not post information about their operations on social media. Authorities feared terrorists could be monitoring social media as part of a new attack.
The people of Brussels responded in the most Internet way possible — with cats.
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