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Dallas Cowboys Coach Earns Spot in Media Hall of Shame

As a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, this one hurts. By awarding domestic-violence offender Greg Hardy to a one-year contract, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett is the newest member of the 10e Media Hall of Shame. While the free-agent signing further tarnishes the star on the helmet and the reputation of the entire team, it is Garrett who earns a spot in the Hall. Not ...

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Say It Ain’t So, Brian Williams

I was interviewed last week for a TV story about the Brian Williams controversy. The crux of the Fox 5 piece was whether Williams’ credibility has been irrevocably damaged and I gave my professional assessment. You can watch the report here. Personally, I’m saddened by what appear to be mistakes made by Williams and I’m equally disheartened that so many people appear to rejoice in ...

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NFL and Media Message: Words Are Worse Than Domestic Violence

  Right after you read this, Google “Ray Rice and Tony Dungy” in the same search. Here’s what you’ll find: The first page reveals twice as many stories about Dungy than Rice.  Page 2 and beyond reveal more coverage of Tony Dungy’s insensitive comments than Ray Rice’s punishment for knocking out a woman. If you’re not a sports fan, let me catch you up on ...

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Three Reasons Donald Sterling Won’t Make a Media Comeback

The question people most often ask me when someone has imploded in the media is whether that person can overcome all the negative attention and restore his or her reputation.  And so it has been with L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The answer in this case, “Not a chance.” Not even our best public relations services could help Sterling now. He committed three huge mistakes ...

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10e Media Job Opportunity

10e Media is expanding its dynamic team of professionals and looking for an experienced organizational administrator to help take our agency to the next level. Do you know of someone who might be interested? See below for more information and application instructions.       Part-Time Organizational Administrator   Job Description     10e Media is a full-service public relations agency based in Las Vegas, ...

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Will Michael Sam’s Decision to Come Out Hurt or Help His Career?

 Michael Sam: The answer depends on one factor   KXNT/Las Vegas’ Kevin Hall had me on as a guest to discuss how the potential NFL player’s draft stock and marketing potential could be impacted by his decision to come out as gay.   Here’s the conversation:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lhyfMUvJYw&list=UUbicMkRWOjEEmP6tLT0Rxqg            

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Bay Watch: A Director’s Glitch at CES 2014

Mini meltdowns fuel social media and film maker/producer Michael Bay (think Transformers, Armageddon) produced a trending hit in Las Vegas this week at CES, one that should serve as a cautionary tale for anyone who is ever going to make a public appearance, which means everyone. In case you missed it, Bay walked on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in front of a capacity ...

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Duck Dynasty Decoy Has Some Eating Crow

My last blog ruffled the feathers of more than a few folks on Twitter because I stated that A&E had made the perfect move to save its valued franchise by “indefinitely suspending” Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. The love tweets poured in including one, which said I had contextualized the network’s decision “in a way that made a good gesture feel gross and slimy.”  Others ...

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Ducked Up Dynasty

A Cynical Look at How A&E Played it Right in the Media The Ducky Dynasty stew has all the right ingredients for a spicy dinner debate: celebrity, outrageous comments and subsequent outrage. As the controversy heated up on social media, A&E came up with a near-perfect recipe for saving its treasured franchise, but not necessarily for what some would consider to be the right reasons. ...

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Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning’s Brilliant Pass (on a Question)

QB escapes reporter blitz by staying on message Peyton Manning is often (and deservedly) lauded as one of the smartest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. He also is one of the most intelligent public figures off the field when it comes to handling the media and delivering a message. Peyton proved that again in a press conference on the heels of comments made ...

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