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Study says PR no longer needed

In a surprising finding, a study released today says public relations, as practiced in America and around the world, has finished its work and is no longer needed, according to MBH Global, a substantial strategic communications firm. “As far as we can tell, companies have all told their stories, so public relations as a professional […]

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No good excuse for not media training

In January, 2004, Howard Dean was the frontrunner in 2004 Democratic Presidential primary. A month later, Dean folded his tent and withdrew from the race. Think media training isn’t worth it? Think again. Ask Howard Dean if he thinks media training is worth it, he’d say Yeeeah! Dean’s answer will be forever known as the: “Dean […]

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Losing ground in the split estate

At a news conference in the Colorado State Capitol on Feb. 25, Gov. John Hickenlooper acknowledged that the concerns of mineral owners and surface property owners are often in opposition. Fresh from the Air Quality Control Commission’s adoption of unprecedented new rules on emissions at oil and natural gas operations, the governor said negotiations leading […]

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Wound too tight

It’s five days since the Big Game in New Jersey and a sense of disbelief hangs over Denver like one of those dingy brown clouds. Fan expectations were so high that the fall to earth is that much more painful. This was it, they said, the year the Broncos would win the Super Bowl. All […]

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After the vortex is gone

The brutal cold snap that gripped much of the nation since just after the New Year is easing up with temperatures returning to more seasonally normal levels, so I’m predicting that we’ll see fewer video clips of people tossing pans of hot water into the frigid air and guys (it’s always men, usually young ones) […]

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Surge price or gouging?

When a new urban ride sharing and smartphone-based taxi operation called Uber began showing up in cities around the US (they claim to now be in more than 50), the first push-back came from existing taxi companies. Why should this start-up be allowed to operate like a taxi service, they protested, without having to comply […]

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The price of a gallon

Like many motorists, I have a couple of gas stations in my neighborhood that serve as a bellwether for retail gasoline prices. This week, they showed a continuation in the decline in pump prices that began in early September. Here in the Mile High City at least, prices are south of three bucks a gallon. […]

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Playing the outrage card

The use of outrage as an instrument of opposition in a public forum has been around as long as people have disagreed with each other. One side has a plan to do something and the other is against it. The opponents may not be sure why but they believe the plan is wrong and must […]

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