Midweek Motivator

Attitude Is The Name Of The Game-Positively

  Some of us were sitting around remembering our favorite motivational moments. Earlier in the decade former perennial power and then heavy favorite Tennessee invaded the hallowed ground of the […]

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Radio’s Biggest Peril

It’s not predatory media, audience slippage, or ownership declivity. It’s among us daily; seldom talked about in columns or at conferences other than RAB. No, the terrible beating of dark […]

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Three Really Immutable Laws of Mindshare

15 years ago Al Ries and Jack Trout wrote Twenty Two Immutable Laws of Marketing. In our firm we’re always looking for the latest edge but in that process we […]

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Where’s the Courage?

“Let’s go with what we know will work,” followed by the minions appending, “well, he/she has the courage of their convictions.” Coming from a military perspective inflexible attitude is a […]

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Time’s Up!

When we compare aptitudes, personality profiles, tendencies for success, and whatever other variants are available for analysis, there is only one common factor with which we are all exactly equal […]

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A Zillion to One

To love what you do, and feel that it matters. Could anything be more fun? Katherine Graham Churchill said “A fanatic is someone who won’t change their mind and can’t […]

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Late Night Conversations at 40,000 Feet

What was that lyric line from America’s classic song Tin Man? Sometimes late, when things are real, and people share the gift of gab between themselves…one Friday night on a […]

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Format Attacks

Radio stations change formats all the time. Many fail. If the idea of losing audience in a zero sum game doesn’t bother you, then you probably don’t need to accept […]

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Who’s Out, Who’s In?

Every day the trades are full of people coming, people going…though the ratio is swinging dramatically for the outbound. Mega-groups continue to pare down their headcount. Once confined to staffers, […]

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Define the Mission, Dammit!

There’s an account of a British Royal Air Corps General E.J. Tillet lecturing an American Naval observer during the late summer of 1940 where history records Germany’s Herman Goring believed […]

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