Epidemic of Fear…

President Roosevelt once eloquently said, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” In the last 48 hours fear has outweighed actual facts and reason. The histrionic media coverage of the potential for a pandemic of swine flu disease, in light of only a few hundred...

Carnegie Hall Revisited…

(update from the January 7th blog) Classical music got a “facelift” yesterday, thanks to the forward-thinking creative people who were behind the performance at Carnegie Hall on April 15, of the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra. “Facelift” in the sense that classical...

Bringing brands down without a safety net…

Domino’s nightmare this week was very, very real indeed.  And it didn’t go away the next morning, as most nightmares do.  Far from it.  The damage spiraled without a safety net. The video that circulated on YouTube showing disgusting and filthy antics from a server in...

Frugality is in…

I noted in an article in the International Herald Tribune of April 13, that frugality has once again become popular, turning it into something of a ‘sport’ rather than a sacrifice, as we figure out how clever we can be to do more, with less.  Who would have thought?...

HOW TO CURE TWITTER BLOCK

Mark Havenner is an Account Manager at The Pollack PR Marketing Group, a mid-sized, Los Angeles-based, consumer products-oriented integrated PR and marketing agency. Here is the corporate blog. You can tweet Mark at @havenner. Twitter can be foreboding. One logs in,...