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The Economist Called Me Today

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From The Economist. I might have stayed longer with the sales pitch had there been contentions that it was only in The Economist could I gain the insight edge on X, Y and Z. On my smartphone, the phone number had an international code. So, I answered it, with great hope that I was going to land another global account.    Instead it was a sales pitch. And an odd one.


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Even The Economist Laying Off - Depression in Ad Industry Bleeds into Media Employment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, Barron's reports that even the prestigious, in a class by itself The Economist has laid off. Some would have assumed a job at The Economist would be secure, as long as performance met standards. 

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Zanny Minton Beddoes: The Economist Gets First Female Editor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For many influentials around the world The Economist is a must-read. An economist, she started with the publication back in 1994.    Will the flip, self-assured tone of the commentary and articles in The Economist begin to have a bit of a female voice?  So, this represents another solid victory for women.    On February 2, Zanny Minton Beddoes will be its first female editor.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

trillion loss was THE ECONOMIST's good fortune.  Yesterday's $2.3   On the cover of its August 6th issue and in the first article inside the magazine, it speculated how America could be headed for a double dip and sustained hard times.    Seems it was right on the money.    For now, the publication is golden. Current Affairs Media Writing

Letter in The Economist

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Economist (the London-based news magazine) published a letter I submitted. The item appears both in the publication and online. Enjoy the Pennsylvania-based quotations I choose for this particular submission. . link]. Speechwriting

The Economist - Is Its Authoritative Tone 20th Century?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in the 20th century, clients would pass on to me articles from The Economist as background. To give myself an edge, I subscribed to The Economist. Also, they don't have what I now take as the high-handed tone of The Economist. On Thursdays, when the print issue of The Economist is available, I click it on. They wanted its information and point of view about X or Y incorporated into their speeches, opinion-editorials, and books.

The Economist Not Bullish On Survival Of Most American Dailies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - The Economist, November 21, 2015. "American dailies lost around $30 billion in ad spending between 2005 and 2014, or 60% of the total. Each drop in revenues is being met, in most cases, with a fresh cull of newsroom staff." Here is the article. For most, alternate revenue-producing strategies have not panned out as expected. After the habit of getting free content online, readers resist paywalls. Online advertising isn't paying the bills.

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Pope Benedict: Does he read THE ECONOMIST?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That is also the cover story in the current issue of THE ECONOMIST.  Pope Benedict , head of the Roman Catholic Church, has observed that Cuba is migrating away from Communism.    Current Affairs Media

The Economist - Opening For Journalist, Based In London, With Expertise In Banking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What journalist, with a track record covering banking, wouldn't want to be hired by The Economist? And be based in London? Here are the details and how to apply.   Branding careers Games Media Personal Musings Writing

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Saturday = My Day with THE ECONOMIST

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Saturdays here in my digital cottage are poring over THE ECONOMIST and savoring some kind of 450-calorie treat.    That's exactly how me and my THE ECONOMIST connect.   Those THE ECONOMIST readers well enough connected with the powers-that-be in Washington D.C.   An aging Baby Boomer, that's my idea of heaven. A major piece of that heaven could disappear.    The U.S.

Comeback Kid: THE ECONOMIST cover story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like all media properties which are successful, THE ECONOMIST aggressively focuses on the negative.  For this issue THE ECONOMIST has on its cover the U.S.   So, when it has a positive cover story, we pay special attention. featured as the "Comeback Kid." " Inside the publication, beginning on page 21, is the article "Points of Light." 

Journalist - Opening At The Economist, Based In London, Will Travel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You will specialize in global public policy. Here are details. careers Media Travel

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"My Big Fat Career" - THE ECONOMIST

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fourteen days after THE ECONOMIST published its special issue "The Quest For Jobs," leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were featured at a conference via C-Span.  For September 10th, THE ECONOMIST dug deep into how professionals can stay employed and employable during uncertainty.  In

"Breaking Bad" - THE ECONOMIST salutes Walter White's outsized ambition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the current issue, THE ECONOMIST frames Walter White's ambition on "Breaking Bad" as a positive business trait.  That's a good goal for businesspeople to have, says THE ECONOMIST.   Here you can read that.  White, just like Rupert Murdoch, wanted to build an empire. But, White is no Murdoch.  He lacks the true empire-building ability of a Murdoch.  Part of that is emotional strength and stability.  White is breaking down.

The Economist - How Does It Get Away with Being So Opinionated?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The once cheeky tone of The Economist seems to have hardened into merely being very opinionated. For The Economist, some of us would prefer more quotes from third parties than the endless drone of the editorial voice throughout the whole enchilada.    Yesterday, I cancelled my subscription to The Economist. The editorializing shapes the framing of so much of the content in its weekly publication.

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William Henry Cosby, Jr. - How Will The Economist Obit Play It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No question, despite the allegations made against Cosby, The Economist will likely gave Cosby plenty of space.  Stress kills. All the best legal, public relations, and accounting talent can't shield  William Henry Cosby, Jr.  from the brunt of that. Therefore, the odds are that this once-iconic figure, born on July 12, 1937, will live a shorter life than his genes and health habits would have provided for.

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THE ECONOMIST: America = one bright spot in global economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" THE ECONOMIST , December 17, 2011. "Thank heavens, one might say, for America, which is finishing the year with the nearest thing to good economic news to be found on this benighted planet." On the other hand, Europe is a basket case, Britain is likely slipping back into recession, and emerging economies are slowing down.    Will this positive development, along with winter, slow down Occupy Wall Street? Current Affairs

Public Relations: Why doesn't THE ECONOMIST like us?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The usually smart THE ECONOMIST missed one.    What THE ECONOMIST could have done was dig for and elucidate the major theories and practices about how influence occurs.    For a long-term reader of THE ECONOMIST, this was disappointing.   That's in its article "Rise of the Image Men" in its December 18th issue. The

The Economist - Writer to Cover Arab World, Based in Cairo (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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"Clients want value for money," THE ECONOMIST, June 2, 2011

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

THE ECONOMIST has published a chilling piece on the once-bulletproof consulting industry.  No more, explains THE ECONOMIST.    Here's what THE ECONOMIST reports: "Clients want value for money.    Many of us remember: The McKinsey army of MBAs would march into the corporation where we were employed full time or per diem and we will all shake in our boots. 

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THE ECONOMIST: Has it migrated into fear territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" THE ECONOMIST blares that headline on the cover of its August 6th issue.  "   By dishing this poisonous rhetoric, has THE ECONOMIST, which has been successful amidst lots of unsuccessful traditional media, migrated into fear territory?    It would also be surprising, given the intellectual sophistication of the minds at THE ECONOMIST.  "Time for a double dip? The growing fear of another American recession."


Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It could mutate into THE ECONOMIST, though with big-name bylines like Michael Lewis and who else money could buy.   Lots of THE ECONOMIST kinds of reporting and reflections.      But, hey, the world already has one THE ECONOMIST.  Will the overhauled BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK make the business category hot again?    Maybe not. 

Stellar Presentation Slides

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Antoni for showcasing this excellent presentation on advertising from The Economist of Nov 22, 2008 ‘Managing in the Downturn’ As stunning as the graphics are, the conclusion (slides 56/57) is worth repeating: There’s never been a better time to steal market share than in a downturn.Advertise consistently and intelligently, speak to the right people, [.]. Tags: Business Communication International Communication Advertising PowerPoint The Economist

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THE ECONOMIST: I let my subscription lapse and I didn't go out of business or get stupid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On the coffee table would be the current issue of THE ECONOMIST.    Maybe THE ECONOMIST is still on the coffee table or maybe it's on their smartphone or tablet.   Now and then I check out the headlines online for THE ECONOMIST.    To my surprise, despite being without a thorough reading of THE ECONOMIST I haven't gone out of business.  Everything changes.  

"Misfits" Aren't Misfits If They Fit In - THE ECONOMIST used wrong term

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

THE ECONOMIST is usually on the money.     The latter THE ECONOMIST classifies as "misfits."  You're not a misfit if you fit in somewhere.    But its writers and editors might have been having a bad day when they penned the column in the current issue titled "In Praise of Misfits." " In essence the piece states that business needs all types.    There is the buttoned-down managerial type. 

ECONOMIST/CQ Could Take It in the Neck - Ana Marie Cox isn't happy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  THE ECONOMIST and its newly adopted child CQ should brace for not only an earthquake of negative public opinion but also a tsunami of subscription cancellations.    They know their way about the web and can create a crisis for Brand THE ECONOMIST as well as Brand CQ. The plates are shifting underneath digital earth. 

The Economist - Also For Sale By Pearson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Economist is not only respected. In The Wall Street Journal , Simon Zekaria reports: Pearson PLC on Saturday moved to swiftly complete its transformation into an education specialist after confirming it is in talks over the potential sale of its 50% stake in the Economist Group." " Unlike many other old-line media properties, The Economist hasn't been losing money.

When the Economist acknowledges Print on Demand, you know it’s taking off

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The boom in printing on demand Just press print; new technology promises to prolong the life of the book ESPRESSO might seem an odd name for a bookmaking machine. But the wardrobe-sized apparatus at Blackwell, a bookstore in central London, and 30 other locations worldwide can print a paperback in about the time it takes to make [.].

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The Economist Declares Trump must be stopped

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Economist could be the platform for Michael Bloomberg to launch his run for the U.S. Presidency. In this current issue, the publication declares that Donald Trump must be stopped. It hammers that he is unworthy to lead a great party - that is the GOP. In addition, it assesses that he is equally unworthy to lead America. I have not decided yet if Trump should or should not lead America. But I have determined that the GOP is not a great party. Maybe it was at one time.

The Economist & Donald Trump - They share cocky tone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No slouch when it comes to providing an opinion bundled in certitude and wit, The Economist has been hammering Donald Trump. Weekly, The Economist sounds a lot like John Miller does on that publicity interview about Trump. There was a time before the financial world blew up and we all feared being blown up by domestic terrorists that we put up with The Economist's voice of authority. There are no bylines in The Economist.

Unmasking the Myths of Silicon Valley Innovation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Alerted to the work of the economist Mariana Mazzucato by an intriguing Lunch with the FT article I took a look at her blog. She debunks the myth that innovation in Silicon Valley is a result of brilliant young minds (Jobs & Wozniak; Page & Brin) unfettered by regulations thriving in garages in a California […]. Technology Mariana Mazzucato

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The Economist (and, so far, the 927 who left comments) take great interest in Mr. Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Economist's cover story is Mr. Trump. This development has been so disruptive that most of us roll our eyes when any entity, such as The Economist, begins to pontificate. Of course, the influential publication has a golden gut about what will be clickbait. Already, 927 readers have left comments. But, really this week's analysis has nothing new to add in the way of insight about the Trump phenomenon. Or the implications for the future of political campaigning.

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Trumped - The Economist Not Optimistic That GOP Candidates Won't Be Crushed in November

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The encouraging news is that The Economist doesn't share the GOP's silly optimism. Again, the media inform us that the GOP has conjured up a stop-Trump strategy. By now that's gone from our being amused at its naïve arrogance to becoming totally bored. With all their wealth and control of institutions such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it's amazing that this is the best they can try to undo Trump.

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Budget eve message from Alistair Darling at the crossroads

Max Atkinson

This year, I thought I'd mark the occasion with a clip of some economists - the governor of the Bank of England, Nobel laureate Joseph Stigliz and former chief economist at Shell, Vince Cable - showing how to deploy imagery about bumpy roads, party-poopers, tail-spins and illnesses to talk about our recent economic woes. Tags: rhetoric economists budget Alistair Darling imagery

Urban Life in Modern China: rush-rush to crush-crush

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The current issue of The Economist has a fascinating article about the subdivisions of urban China into various improbably named tribes (or zu in Mandarin). In 1985, controversial French sociologist Michel Maffesoli created the term “urban tribe” to describe groups of people who share common interests. These include: Yi zu, or ant tribe—recent graduates from [.]. Culture Shock! chinese tribes

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Executive communicaton skills land top UK job

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A report in today’s Financial Times notes that the newly appointed governor of the Bank of England, Canadian Mark Carney, was chosen for his communication skills: As Jennifer Jeffs, president of the Canadian International Council, a think-tank, puts it: “He doesn’t speak like an economist; he speaks like a human being.”

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He works for the Urban Institute – a non-profit organization, where he specialises in data visualisation. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell. I like the book very much which makes it easy to review it for its many virtues, and for balance, if need be, to criticize a few of the gaps.…

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How to Build Your Business Vocabulary

DeFinis Communications

The Wall Street Journal, New York Times Business Section, The Economist, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Inc, and Wired are all excellent source for business news.

Catholicism: Part of Great American Job Machine

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In America, reports The Economist, the Roman Catholic Church employs a million people.  And, according to the current issue of The Economist, it is thriving, again.   Here is The Economist article.  That's one reason to wish it well. About a quarter of Americans identify themselves as Catholic. And high growth areas of the nation such a the south and ethnic groups such as Hispanics embrace Catholicism.

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That big fat European bailout: DOW up 3%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And not so long ago THE ECONOMIST told us that we should be afraid, very afraid.  No question, some nation or region should be bailed out all the time.    The DOW is up 3%.    Current Affairs

Harvard University - Job Opening As Director Of Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The last time I posted a help-wanted in communications on this blog was for an opportunity at The Economist. To me, that was a job to die for. Now, the plum is an opening in the Department of Public Affairs at Harvard, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The position is Director of Communications. Here are the details and how to apply. It would be awesome to partner with such high-powered professionals. Branding careers

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A Coronavirus Update with “The Great Calmer Downer”

Speaker Launcher

On March 5th, at the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, we aired a podcast with my good friend and Economist, Andrew Busch. On March 5th, at the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, we aired a podcast with my good friend and Economist, Andrew Busch.

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