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The digital transformation of issues management

There was a time when the disciplines of issues management and crisis communications were synonymous. That is to say that the names of the two were at times interchangeable, even if the activities associated with each discipline were not. Not so in the “Age of Engagement” in which we all live. The advent and subsequent …

 
 

Of Thieves and Beans

If someone would have told me a few years ago that people would be stealing leftover food grease from restaurants I probably would have laughed. But I’m not laughing now.  Biodiesel is a huge business and not just fueled (pun intended) by leftover grease from my daughter’s last French fry binge. And, I love it. …

 
 

The Food System and the Myth of Media Relations

During my days as a newspaper reporter, I used to chuckle as public relations pundits conducted interviews concerning the crisis du jour and how to “control” the news media. I laughed at them. Now I am one. If I learned nothing else as a journalist, it was that I couldn’t be “managed” by anyone other …

 
 

#foodporn: An odd name, but a great way to promote healthy food

I came across this article while searching for a topic to write about this week and must admit I was totally in the dark about the topic of #foodporn. It had me at the hashtag. Now I’m not talking racy here, rather, #foodporn is about people sharing photos online through Instagram, Facebook, etc. of meals …