The Communications Boston Tea Party: @fckitwontcutit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Odwyerpr.com today, I tell how the brass at Boston University realized that the only way to send a marketing message was boldly.   Well, you will want to at least know this: Boston University trademarked @fckitwontcutit. Marketers are working 12 to 14 hours a day.

2020 56

Brand Boston - Losing Its Cool?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston may be losing its cool. In fact, in Boston Magazine , Sofia Rivera reports that relocating to the suburbs is becoming an attractive idea. Some suburbs will give more value for the buck than any real estate in Boston per se.  Especially with Millennials.

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Super Bowl Hyundai Commercial - Boston Accent Cool, Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kennedy made the Boston accent cool.  Well, the Super Bowl Hyundai commercial brought back the Boston accent to prominence.  So much so that Boston Magazine has an article on who is worthy to claim to have a Boston accent. After all, Boston is a closed system.

2020 63

Speaking of Boston

Speak and Deliver

The bombings in the Boston Marathon don''t quite compare in scope, but the events are tragic, frightening, and sad nonetheless. Tragedy Comedians Boston Marathon Bombings Colbert Satire 9/11 Humor What do you say after a tragedy? Letterman and Leno wouldn''t even do monologues after 9/11. Stephen Colbert offered his own take to open his show this week.

slide:ology Roadshow: Boston Edition

Duarte Blog

The slide:ology workshop series is hittin’ the road, and heading to Boston! Location: Cloud Place | 647 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116. Hope to see you in Boston! Tags: Event boston roadshow slide:ology

A Prayer For Boston

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Aneri Pattani, the Boston Globe. Boston needs the world's prayers. "Bay Staters, who are still recovering from record-breaking snowfall after three major storms in just over two weeks, will have no reprieve as another storm with potential blizzard conditions is expected to dump up to a foot of snow this weekend." Here is the article. Not only should we pray that the residents emotionally make it through all the white-outs.

Boston - In the BigLeagues, Including in COVID-19 Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston, the city that is now in the big leagues of metro areas, is struggling with the coronavirus just like other New York City and Los Angeles. Among the good news, though, reports Boston Magazine , is that there has been federal approval for Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps to participate, along with Massachusetts state in testing for COVID-19. So far there have been 20 presumptive or confirmed cases of the disease in Boston and 108 throughout the state. 

2020 40

June 4, 2019 - Boston Lost Some Brand Equity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston isn't the kind of urban area we associate with mean streets and crime. After all, the lawyers in "Boston Legal" were genteel.   But, the things could get bad enough in the city to have "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf consider launching "Boston P.D." Here are more details from Boston Magazine. After all, Foy is now a household name in Boston.

2019 40

Understanding the BCG Matrix Model

SlideModel

What is the Boston Matrix? What is the Boston Matrix? The Boston Matrix, BCG Matrix or Growth-share Matrix is a chart that was developed by the Boston Consulting Group in 1970 to help businesses analyze their product lines.

2020 52

Boston - Why Are People Moving Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston brand was cool+. Now, Abode, an apartment-finding platform, found that more people are leaving Boston than coming there to live. As Boston Magazine reports, between July 2014 and July 2015, 6.12% of Bostonians took off for other locations. Those Most of coastal cities such as Boston are increasingly expensive. Those two are what Boston Magazine puts out there.

Brandname Boston Medical Institutions & The Case of Alleged Spouse Killer Ingolf Tuerk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the makings of a long-running nasty Boston tale of the good life allegedly gone very wrong. Expect influential Boston Magazine to parachute right in and "Dateline" to run with it.  Boston will be a busy town this week.   Ingolf Tuerk, 58, is chief of urology at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and professor of urology at Tufts Medical School.

2020 40

Feel You're Becoming Undone in Boston or Abroad? 8 Options Instead of Psychotherapy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Boston, the city of psychotherapists, is still stuck with the stigma against this formal mode of treatment for emotional distress and more. In Boston Magazine , Tessa Yannone covers that. The Boston Metro area is the setting for so many high-powered careers.

2020 52

Cockroach Theory of Infestation - Be Very Scared, America, of Alleged IP Spies for China in Boston Academia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Catherine Elton, Boston Magazine , May 21, 2020.    Since that focus went into play, three names associated with the high-powered Boston academic world have become familiar in the tech legal loop. All have been arrested in what might be thought of as The Boston Connection in this probe. Throughout Boston, the witty could joke about the spy teaching in the classroom next door or researching in the same lab.

2020 40

Antisemitism, from Suspected Fires in Boston to Hostile Interrogation in SW Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the balcony of the law firm in "Boston Legal," the city seems just the right setting for that bunch of flawed but likable geniuses.  " You bet, popular television programming has made Boston seem totally cool.    So, it can come as a surprise that the quarter of a million Jews in Boston have become potential targets for hate crimes. As Michael Damiano reports in Boston Magazine , in 2018, there had been 144 of those kinds of incidents.

2019 40

MA Lawyers Media, Boston, MA - Special Sections Editor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2019 40

Polar Vortex 5.0 - Manhattan/Boston Could Become Ghost Towns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

the value of real estate in places in the Northeast, such as like Manhattan and Boston, could plummet. This year, Boston got buried under more than 9 feet (2.7 Manhattan and Boston could become ghost towns. Those in real estate, beware. Polar Vortexes 1.0 and 2.0 weren't random acts of weather brutality. They could become standard. That's because of climate change. And, after Polar Vortex 3.0,

2015 50

Business Models - From Henry Ford to Boston SmallLaw, Competition Tends to Blow Everything Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Boston, one-office and local-only Choate Hall & Stewart has 168 lawyers. It restricts its practice areas to five. And its hiring policy is: Come and stay here forever. That's very unlike BigLaw which operates on the up-or-out model. Branding Content-provider Current Affairs Games Personal Musings Rebranding Selling Values Writing

2018 40

Loss of a Fine Legal Mind - "Boston Legal" Denny Crane Prefigured Sandra Day O'Connor's Suffering

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From 2004 until late 2008, network television fictional series "Boston Legal" played out what actual human being Sandra Day O'Connor is enduring.

2018 52

Remembering David Henneberry - He Freed Boston Metro Area from Terror after Marathon Bombing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston Metro area was totally on-edge. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarvaev was on the loose. This man was low profile about his role in ending the terror which gripped the Boston area. In Boston Magazine , Lisa Weidenfeld reports that Henneberry had died on September 27, 2017. It was April 19, 2013. His brother was dead.    Then, a call came into law enforcement from a Watertown resident-David Henneberry.

Coaching/Editing College Admission Essays - Boston Metro Area (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Metro 40

Will We Love Katherine Kim ("A Million Little Things") the Way We Loved Denny Crane ("Boston Legal")

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They ranged from womanizer Arnie Becker on "LA Law" to narcissist Denny Crane from "Boston Legal." Alicia Florrick's evolution from dutiful wife to player kept us tuned in. But she was hard to relate to. We never got to know who she really was. So, no, she wasn't among the fictional lawyers on television we loved. And, way back when, Perry Mason was too buttoned-down, goody two shoe. Of course, we didn't love him.

2019 40

Boston Globe Broke Story of Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse, Now 20th Diocese (Rochester, NY) Files for Bankruptcy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Some may recall that it was the Boston Globe which broke the story that Catholic priests were sexually abusing boys. On August 14th, the Child's Victim Act (CVA) went into effect. That provides a one-year look-back window for alleged victims of abuse to file lawsuits. Since then, reports Law and Crime , 580 lawsuits have been filed in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester (New York). So far, 59 lawsuits have been filed directly against the Diocese.

Competition for New Yorkers - Folks Can't Afford to Live in Boston, Either

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Boston Magazine , Rachel Slade points out that the cost of living in that city is 39.7% There's no better fun than scaring the jesus out of the young, the dreamers and unemployed who envision Boston as their Promised Land. But, face it, it will not be easy for Boston to really stand toe to toe with Manhattan as too-expensive. Suppose, though, I replied that Boston became beyond my budget? New Yorkers love boasting about how they can't afford to live there.

2016 43

THE BOSTON GLOBE: Likely to be bought by Aaron Kushner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now THE BOSTON GLOBE employees are likely wondering how things will shake out for them.  "  It was THE BOSTON GLOBE which broke the story on sexual molestation of young boys by Roman Catholic priests. 

National Litigation Firm, Boston - Director of Marketing (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Law Firm, Boston - Digital/CSR Specialist (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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U of MA at Boston - Speechwriter (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Boston - Posh Areas Blighted By Homeless, Situation Could Turn Lethal In Winter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Two key industries in Boston - tourism and brick-and-mortar retail - could be hurt by the reality that homelessness is increasing. According to the Boston Globe , homelessness in Boston has jumped more than 15 percent between 2011 and the first half of 2015. Boston is joining Manhattan in taking on the appearance of a third-world urban area.

2015 47

That Snow In Boston: Local PR Agencies Can Make It Big Suggesting Disruptive Removal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Desperate to clear away the excess snow that's crippled the region, Boston officials are asking the public to conjure up creative ways to dispose of it - and fast." Boston looking for ideas," in Boston Globe, February 10, 2015. " - By Steve Annear, "What will we do with all the snow? Here is that article. This is quite an opportunity for local public relations agencies to create tactics for disruptive removal.

2015 47

What Happens in Boston Never Stays in Boston: OWS evicted from Dewey Square

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the original Boston Tea Party to the BOSTON GLOBE's breaking the story on Catholic clergy sexual abuse, Boston has been a prime mover in change.    The Boston contingent has to do a lot of shrewd planning to prevent that.   So, we are watching events associated with Occupy Wall Street there closely. THE NEW YORK TIMES reports the police evicted about 1000 OWS protesters from Dewey Square.    Almost 50 were arrested. 

Boston Marathon: A different version of Newtown, CT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We in the region all know someone who practiced continuously and then traveled to participate in the Boston Marathon.    This is Boston's version of Newtown, Connecticut.  Our thoughts are with the survivors and their families in the Boston area. Again, a spirit of celebration turns to sorrow in New England. 

Boston Gets General Electric And 800 Jobs - Cities Are Cool, Suburbs Are Yesterday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In summer it will begin relocating to Boston. One driver for General Electric to search for an alternative to its suburban Connecticut headquarters has been the cool of cities. Employees like hanging out in them. Also, cities symbolize things happen. The city offered it $145 million in incentives. In return, GE is bringing 800 jobs. This is a huge blow for CT. In addition to losing companies like GE, it is losing people. I

2016 43

Lost Legs: This Boston Marathon bomber understood symbolism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Boston Marathon is about running.    So, what better way to send a menacing message than destroying the equipment for that running: the human legs.    The bomber understood symbolism. The media, including the NEW YORK POST , continue to report on how many human beings lost their legs.    That includes one leg each of two brothers who were bystanders.

"Boston Legal" and "The Good Wife" - Those All Began with "L.A. Law"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law"  there couldn't have been "Boston Legal" and "The Good Wife." Without "L.A. " On Abovethelaw.com, Kathryn Rubino brings us down memory lane. Here  you can read all about it. Thanks to "L.A. Law," practicing law became the stage for the play-out of complicated but cool lifestyles and fascinating relationships.

2017 40

"Criminal Minds" - Boston Reaper Gets In Touch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Next week on "Criminal Minds" we will encounter the fight between evil and good in the form of the showdown between The Boston Reaper and FBI agent Aaron Hotchner.    Tonight The Boston Reaper got in touch with Hotchner through an imprisoned serial killer. The Boston Reaper anticipated that Hotchner would eventually contact Fox.    The coming attractions show that The Boston Reaper is ready to again resume his crime spree. 

Global Asset Management Firm, Boston or Seattle - Thought Leadership Content-Creation (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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"Criminal Minds" - Boston Reaper v Hodge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The point is that the Boston Reaper seems to be winning the battle of wits between the two. In last week's episode the Boston Reaper put Hodge in the hospital with knife wounds that he knew the FBI agent would survive.     As a result, Hodge had to put them in protective custody until the Boston Reaper is captured.  In tonight's episode of "Criminal Minds" Hodge took, his team agreed, an unnecessary risk. 

Job opening for speechwriter in Boston area

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Position: speechwriter/director of exec comm for Raytheon (in the Boston area). Anyone interested should contact Megan Shattuck at megan.shattuck@kornferry.com

Tribes of Boston/New York - We who migrated to Southwest enjoy 62+ temps this a.m. (could reach 80)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With telecommuting it was no longer necessary to be based in the New York or Boston metro areas to make a living. Sometimes leaving the tribe of our birth is necessary. And that's what so many of us Baby Boomers did since the first polar vortex. And the cost of doing business there was spiraling out of our reach. This weekend as the polar vortex of 2016 overtakes tribal life, we in the new lands woke up to a 62+ temp. Later today in could hit the low 80s.

2016 43

BOSTON HERALD offering buyouts - Hard times continue for newspapers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet again, the BOSTON HERALD is offering buyouts.    She had taken a package from the BOSTON HERALD.    They're being extended to all employees who have until July 1 to decide.    After that, layoffs could take place.    For those who opt out or get cut this could mean the end of a career. 

BOSTON, NEW YORK Magazines - Defaulting to Cute

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the current editions of BOSTON and NEW YORK Magazines, once influential in their category, have defaulted to cute.    The economic downturn grabs both cities by the throat.    And the recovery, when it comes, is predicted to be a jobless one.    Yet, both focus on some version of Cheap Eats.    This is also a time when food pantries for the poor and homeless are running low in basics.

Book tour coming: Boston Nov ‘09

Speaker Confessions

If you live in the boston area and might be able to help me with venues for giving lectures about the book, head over here. Things are winding down on the book. Finishing up the 3rd and final draft, scrubbing up the copyedit, and all sorts of little things. Thanks.

BOSTON MAGAZINE - It's not about the best ribs in town

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it puzzles me why monthlies like BOSTON MAGAZINE [and VANITY FAIR] haven't changed with us.    On BOSTON'S website is a piece about where to find the best ribs in town.  Everything has changed.    We have changed.    When the downturn is over, we will be fortunate if we are not the emotionally scarred basket cases our parents/grandparents were, thanks to The Great Depression.