Controversial MRPP Tom Lee Park Plan is Misleading the Public and the Taxpayers are Paying for it

Controversial MRPP Tom Lee Park Plan is Misleading the Public and the Taxpayers are Paying for it

Jul 16 2019

Throughout the spring (and now into summer) the taxpayer-funded Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP) board leaders and supporters have been voicing their opinions under the guise of “clearing up misinformation” about the proposed redesign of Tom Lee Park and its impact on Memphis in May events. Memphis in May (MIM)…

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Dear Mayor

Dear Mayor

Jul 02 2019

It’s the taxpayers’ riverfront. What’s the rush? Revise the Tom Lee Park plans FIRST! Here’s WHY: I love Memphis’ passion. The passion to make us better. I’m not against progress, like some will say. I am, however, against poorly planned, rushed taxpayer-funded projects like what the MRPP has planned for…

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Old Fashioned Marketing and Branding says Nike made a big mistake with the Kaepernick Ad Campaign

Old Fashioned Marketing and Branding says Nike made a big mistake with the Kaepernick Ad Campaign

Sep 07 2018

I may be old school, but I have to disagree with some of the marketing and advertising thought leaders out there praising Nike’s recent new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. And maybe I’m off base and wrong about this, but only time and the good old American capitalism will tell….

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#Luxury Venues require Luxury Customer Service

May 03 2017

I have had the pleasure of working with some luxury service organizations over my career as well as frequent them as a paying customer. There is an art to a certain type of communication that is pervasive in the most successful businesses. Whether it’s a spa, a luxury hotel, a…

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Viral Vulgarity: Our New Normal #PR #SocialMedia

Apr 20 2017

It has been a few weeks since we all watched a man be assaulted and dragged off of a United Airlines airplane. This week, we have seen a Facebook Live murder of an innocent elderly man–clearly a terror attack caught on video and posted for the world to see. And…

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United Airlines: Worst PR Case Study I have ever seen

Apr 11 2017

I have worked in a PR career for 30 years–that is a long time! If experience is the best teacher (and I think it is), I have learned much about corporate PR strategies over my career and I have concluded that this United Airlines story of a passenger being dragged…

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