New advertising industry initiative should protect the independent press, not just major outlets like the Boston Globe
EDITORIAL: MAJOR NEWSPAPERS SHOULD GIVE BACK FACEBOOK GRANTS
Money should go to the local independent news outlets the digital giant has hurt worst
GENERAL ELECTRIC FAIL
Conglomerate’s woes throw Boston HQ deal contradictions into bold relief
What a surprise. General Electric is tanking, and the scheme to bring the multinational’s headquarters to Boston is looking worse by the day. And whom shall the public blame if that once-secret deal cut by Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh in January 2016 goes south? Potentially ...
THE VERTEX SHELL GAME
Pharma’s Donation to Boston, Other Cities Converts Public Funds to PR Gold
Vertex Pharmaceuticals made a big PR splash last week with an announcement of a significant donation to Boston and other cities where it does business. The Boston-based company, best known for its cystic fibrosis meds, has pledged to “spend $500 million on charitable ...
DEAR READER: A RIHANNA STORY, A PRIMER ON PUBLIC RELATIONS, AND A LESSON ABOUT FAKE NEWS
We will never purge fake news; in a way, it’s the only kind of information that a lot of people ever get.
SPIN MASTERS: JEFF ROSS ROAST COOKS THE FACTS
The overriding concern here is that the BPD once again proved itself masterful at misrepresenting facts, and of presenting officers in a positive media light.
THE ELEDONKEY SHOW: A DISPATCH FROM THE BAY STATE’S PITIFUL POLITICAL AWARDS
Back at the event that good government forgot, the night ended with the patronizing presentation of the “Broken Glass Award."
BOSTON 2024 PR GAMES: NOT INTERESTED
Before long, it became clear that the event organizers were unwilling to turn any meaningful authority over to members of the public.