March, 2013 Archive

Ford: Crisis Management Done Right

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Corporations are fond of saying "Our people make a difference." Sometimes your people make all the difference to your brand, as Ford has shown through the way it has weathered a painful and highly visible PR crisis. As has been well documented by now, over the weekend, news outlets such as ...

TMZ: The Time Inc. of Fame Inc.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

TMZ has transformed itself from everyone's favorite guilty pleasure to a powerhouse news reporting and entertainment brand. The multi-million dollar organization managed by Harvey Levin long ago shrugged off its image as a snarky Hollywood gossip site and by beating mainstream news organizations such as CNN at their own game. ...

From an Artist on the Rise: “Home to Me,” by Vanessa Elisha

Monday, March 11th, 2013

From Down Under comes a shimmering new song by Vanessa Elisha, "Home to Me." The song layers Elisha's lush R&B-inspired vocals on top of a sexy chill-out groove to capture what Elisha describes to me as "that yearning for first love, or that feeling that you have in the beginning ...

How Body Shop Founder Anita Roddick Taught Businesses to Do Good

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Since it's International Women's Day today, I feel compelled to honor a business woman who changed the world: Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop. With her staunch support of fair trade and opposition to animal testing on cosmetics, Anita Roddick proved that a business could do good and make money ...

A Band of Brothers “Born to Run”

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We remember Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons as being both kindred spirits and successful band mates. And the album cover of Born to Run captures the essence of their story as we've learned it. Born to Run, profiled here for my series on memorable album covers, endures because the cover expresses the ...