Together Our Future is Bright

By Renee Wilson, President, MSLGROUP North America Today we proudly and warmly welcome the clients and employees of Qorvis Communications to the MSLGROUP global network. And, we introduce the clients of MSLGROUP to Qorvis MSLGROUP in Washington, DC. So much of the conversation around these types of agency business moves centers on the agencies themselves. Perhaps, it’s my deep background in client service,

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Don’t buy a Terraminer: Why Bitcoin Mining is a Sucker’s Bet (right now)

The following is an excerpt from Medium. Given the current difficulty, and the rate of increase of difficulty in finding BTC blocks, it now makes more sense to simply speculate on the currency than it does to mine it with consumer “plug-and-play” hardware. Recently, Cointerra announced (and sold out) the first batch of their TerraMiner IV, which computes BTC hashes at a rate of 2TH/s. This is by far the mos

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Did Google Revive the Three Martini Lunch?

In my latest post on Buzzfeed, I discuss @TomForemski's question on ZDNet, "Did Google just kill PR agencies?" in reference to the search engine's recent changes to the webmaster rules. I make the case for public relations professionals that Google's algorithm change may have brought back the importance of thick rolodexes and three martini lunches with reporters. In short, Google will effectively punish th

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What does the future hold for George Zimmerman?

In an article for MSN.com,  I suggest that George Zimmerman could rehabilitate his reputation by distancing himself from some of his far-right supporters and by speaking about bridging racial divides. I say that he'll never go back to normal life but he'll develop a semblance of normalcy by working hard to benefit communities. He should seek understanding from a variety of sectors in the community. Zimmerma

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Lessons from the Red Panda Social Media Overtake

RED PANDAMONIUM, am I right?For two and a half hours on Monday, the Twitterverse held its breath—while feverishly typing in 140 characters—about the escape of the National Zoo’s red panda, Rusty. How feverishly, you may wonder? A tweet sent out by the National Zoo at 11:51 a.m. was retweeted 3,572 times. On a day with an important Supreme Court ruling, a dropping Dow, a fleeing fugitive, and a Texas filibus

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Public Affairs: Modifying to Constant Evolution

How would you describe your organization’s relationship with its customers? Its clients? How about business groups, trade associations, shareholders, donors and sponsors, government organizations, partners, and the media? The world of public affairs is certainly both vast and complex. How, realistically, can any single organization develop a mission or strategic goals that align with the interests of all th

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How Hillary Clinton Can Improve Her Twitter Feed

What does Hillary Clinton see when she logs on to Twitter? Not a lot, actually.In today’s New York Times, Maureen Dowd criticized the former Secretary of State for following only a handful of accounts. In her first two days on Twitter, Hillary Clinton did not bother to follow the man she wants to follow. No @BarackObama for @HillaryClinton as of Tuesday night. Hillary debuted firmly entrenched in Clintonwor

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Qorvis Employee Remembers Late U.S. Senator Who Jumpstarted His Career

Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes with me should know that one of the titles that I like to show off is that I am proud native of the Garden State, New Jersey. So it was with great sadness earlier this week that I learned about the passing of one of New Jersey’s greatest political icons, Senator Frank Lautenberg. Senator Lautenberg, who was called “FRL” with reverence by staff, was THE giant in N

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