For the past week, I have been returning to the recently published Pew Research Center study on political polarization and the media in an attempt to understand its conclusions clear of third-party media filters. To me, much of the reporting simply doesn't jibe with what the report itself conveys. In general, the media hailed the Pew study as confirmation of conservative close-mindedness and distrust.
If you own an investment management firm or RIA firm, you sweat out weeks like the ones we’ve had since the beginning of October. Running a business where a vast majority of your revenue is calculated as a function of the value of the investments you have under management leaves you acutely exposed to the next market crisis. For pundits, they like to talk about the October curse. But, this time, it’s more than that.
I recently traveled to Chicago to support Gregory FCA President Joe Anthony at The Business Development Institute’s Financial Services Social Business Leadership Forum where Joe presented: “The New Communications Paradigm in Financial Services: The Penn Mutual Case Study.” In his presentation, Joe shared how client Penn Mutual, as a 167 year-old insurance institution, established an integrated communications program that leverages media relations, social media, content marketing, and advisor communications to deploy the company’s strategic narrative.
GOTCHA: Stewart backpedaled and pulledthe part of the segment.I hate 'gotcha' videos. Sure, they make for great TV, but I hate to think that someone’s entire life could be framed by unplanned comments made in the glare of a TV light, especially when the subject is misled about the use, purpose, and format of the video. By now, we’ve all read of Jon Stewart’s own problems with his 'gotcha' video, and how his producers misled Washington football fans by assuring them, according to their accounts and those of their lawyers, that they would not be confronted by Native Americans during the segment.