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The Post-Covid Product Revolution

Face masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes.  These health safety accoutrements have become ubiquitous in America ever since the Covid-19 pandemic exploded upon us in the first months of 2020.   It wasn’t long ago when these kinds of items were the exception in normal life–  now they’re so commonplace nobody bats an eye when seeing […]

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The only thing we have to fear..

The only thing we have to fear..

In their key matchup with the New York Giants in East Rutherford, NJ January 3rd, the Dallas Cowboys trailed by a point with seven minutes left in the game. The Giants had the ball just over midfield facing a third down and long situation. They completed a 10-yard pass (or so it seemed) that put […]

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Bill McColl on Yahoo Finance

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You Need to Know Jack

On September 19th, the most popular man on Wall Street–  and perhaps the entire financial world– was Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba.  Shares of the Chinese internet juggernaut were being sold for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange, and Ma was there to celebrate.  Of course, reporters from all the financial media […]

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The Captain and the Captivated Audience

Yankees captain and sure-fire Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter, played his final All Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday.   As you might expect, a series of opportunities for fans to pay tribute to Jeter were incorporated in the pre-game ceremonies and during the game itself.   And they were great.  I’d say even […]

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Firing Up Your Media Presence’s newly-unveiled smartphone–Fire–has a truly unique feature.  Called Firefly, it can “read” a picture of an object and find it for you—then try to sell it to you (Through, of course). It’s probably too early to tell if Firefly will have a dramatic impact on the smartphone/retail space, but for those focusing on “getting […]

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Becoming a Media Idol

The 13th edition of American Idol just wrapped up with North Carolina rocker Caleb Johnson winning the crown.  One thing was clear to those of us who have followed the hit program for years–  this season was a lot better than last.  The 2013 version of the show was almost painful to watch.  The animosity […]

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Icing Your Media Success

Let it go, let it go And I’ll rise like the break of dawn.                                       –from “Frozen”   I was at a clinic recently to get some routine blood work done, and while I was in the waiting room a young girl, maybe 5 or 6 years old, went in for her tests.  Suddenly, […]

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Forging Your Media Image

When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died today, almost every headline noted she was called the “Iron Lady,” a moniker received from her adversaries in the Soviet Union because of her toughness in dealing with them.  Most women probably would have been insulted by such a nickname, but instead Thatcher embraced it, using it […]

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Riding the Media Pony

I’m a proud graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  As a “Mustang” supporter, I was recently invited to a New York-area alumni gathering at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  At the event, school President R. Gerald Turner spoke at length about this month’s opening of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s library on campus.  Dr. […]

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