Category Archives: business

Missouri, Alabama, and College Football’s New Role

“It’s hard to rally around a math class.” — Bear Bryant, on football’s role on campus. Football can be classified as a game or sport. And in the South, it has been called a religion. Now, it has become a … Continue reading

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Digital Advertising Tipping Point in Sight

  Newspapers’ digital efforts — in advertising and content — have been well chronicled lately. However, there’s some recent information that indicates that a watershed moment is within reach. An analyst blog post on Nasdaq.com (dated 7/13/15) gave a revealing … Continue reading

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Is News Marketing (and Vice Versa)?

The one-world, 24/7 environment of the Internet, social media and mobile technology in the 21st century has made me wonder something. Is news (the “breaking, film at 11, read it while it’s hot” kind) another form of marketing? And if … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Ten Years After

Twitter wasn’t around, and unfortunately neither was my bulky digital camera in 2005 when I had my first and still only media rendezvous with Donald Trump. In a weird way, it’s kind of like your first trip to see Santa … Continue reading

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This Just In: Social Media IS the News …

A couple of recent developments should underscore why social media is wagging the dog these days. Everyone knows about the “throwback Thursday” meme that’s prominent on Facebook (and elsewhere). Seems that WSB-TV, the prominent Atlanta television station and ABC affiliate, … Continue reading

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Planned Suwanee Restaurant Sets Opening Date

An opening date has been set for the latest restaurant venture in a prime Suwanee (Ga.) location. Suwanee Park Tavern will open to the public on Feb. 6, 2015, according to a notice posted on the entrance to the site … Continue reading

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Have I ‘Brought In Fences’? Have You?

A recent news item jumped out at me: The New York Mets will be bringing in the fences at Citi Field, their home park. First, this highlights one of baseball’s idiosyncrasies — the fact that not all the playing fields … Continue reading

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