Category: The Last Word

Truth to Power

I want to commend FCC chairman Ajit Pai for his message-within-a-message in response to the letter sent by the members of the Senate Commerce Committee (see the article earlier in this issue). His monosyllabic responses to the six bloated questions…

The Google Revolution

To set the stage, here are two blog posts from veteran ad man Bob Hoffman: Google Faces a Revolt San Francisco, March 19, 2017—It was reported last Friday that several major advertisers were canceling all advertising on Google platforms in…

What Are We Afraid Of?

This whole digital thing has had us distracted for far too long. While I stand by my early-adopter championing of the Internet as a logical line extension for radio, I see radio stations struggle with their online presence—be it their…

The Audacity of Hope

As I write this, it is January 21, 2017, our nation has inaugurated the 45th president of the United States, and it is safe to say that we are about to experience a presidency unlike anything we have seen in…

Free Speech and Political Advertising

Every once in a while somebody pushes the envelope when it comes to political advertising. In general, candidates are fairly respectful of community standards, but every once in a while someone comes along who reminds us how good we have…

Don’t Blow It!

This election is arguably the most important in our lifetime. One of the two leading candidates will become the next president of the United States. There are only two choices, and a vote for any other candidate — or no vote…

This Is What Winning Looks Like

I think the decision took a lot of people by surprise, especially those working on behalf of the people (whoever they are). But in the end, the right thing happened. Or is it the right thing? And is it the…

Who’d a Thunk It?

I was talking the other day with one of my favorite people, Shayna Sharp of Regional Reps. Usually the conversations between us result in someone’s head exploding, either from data overload or some “aha” revelation. For me, the “aha” revelation…

Now What?

Facebook is launching a morning show. Meanwhile, a recent blog post by consultant Fred Jacobs posits that with the inevitable advent of self-drive cars, the human in the driver’s seat is free to join his fellow passengers in watching video.…