2016 Election and Social Media: A Twitter Chat

How did social media influence the 2016 election?

“Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.” – Robert Frost The 2016 Election campaign for President of the United States has been one of the more treacherous in recent history. From Republican nominee Donald Trump’s numerous outlandish statements to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, we have seen and read things on social media thatContinue reading

A Student of Life and Career

Jason Mollica, Purdue University

Do you need a higher degree to feel complete? No, you don’t. However, you shouldn’t ever settle on just being along for the ride, in your life and your career!

Baseball and the spirit of life

Opening Day for Major League Baseball evokes so many emotions. A fresh start, hope, optimism, celebration. Youth. I’ve been lucky to cover baseball, as well as work in the majors and minors. There is nothing better than the ballpark on the first day of a new season. This poem by Greg Shea, written in 2000Continue reading

Why Understanding the Media Matters Today

how to pitch the media effectively

It’s been over ten years since I actively worked in a newsroom. However, the memories are still very fresh. It was collaborative, rapidly changing, and full of vital information to the broadcast we were putting together. Fast-forward to 2016 and those words could really describe today’s world. We are collaborating now, virtually and in person,Continue reading

The PR needs of the many outweigh needs of one

(courtesy NBC Chicago)

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” – Spock “Or the one.” – James T. Kirk Those famous lines from “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” have been uttered by many people in the years following the movie’s release. Spock’s line is actually a quote form Charles Dickens’ “A TaleContinue reading

Social Media’s Latest Problem: Highlighting Murder

Alison Parker and Adam Ward were murdered by a former colleague who held a grudge against them.

August 26, 2015 started off as it normally did for WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and videographer Adam Ward. Heading into the station early for its “Mornin’” program and, then, out to a live shot that involves a local “feel good” story or one that highlights a new or expanding business. It’s something that anyone whoContinue reading

A new dawn for JRM Comm

I’m beyond thrilled to kick off the month of August with a rebranded JRM Comm. Watch the video below to learn more and browse JRMComms.com to see how we can work together to bring you success through smart strategies! It really is a new dawn for myself and my consultancy. Let’s work together! I’d loveContinue reading

A “Spark” for social content

New ideas get me excited. It doesn’t matter if the idea is mine or that it comes from someone else. New ideas should excite everyone because it is a chance to see what the future could be like. NewsSpark, a new social content hub, is one of those ideas that I’m excited about. I’ve knownContinue reading