Artificial Intelligence in Services - Allstate's Smart Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, the driver could have been a deep understanding of public relations. Way back in 2005, when I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial, there were former full-time journalists covering the courtroom action as "stringers" (gig workers) in order to pick up some extra money. Tom Wilson, chief executive officer at Allstate, predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) will have the force of a tsunami in services. Here he is quoted in Fortune.

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2009 in Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2009 was a crossroads one for public relations.    Expect more brutal outings as client grouse that the PR folks can't get them publicity because they don't know digital.   Here is the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruling which let them off the hook, and smelling like a rose Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc.

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Lead-Poisoned Children - Public Policy/Public Relations Had Ruled Out That Possibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"City officials (in New York City] revealed Thursday there were 1,375 positive lead poisoning tests in children since 2012 in NYCHA (public housing) - the first complete figures in the widening scandal."  Since the ban, federal, state, and local public policy initiatives were supposed to protect children in those complexes from that medical hazard.   However, that outreach hasn't panned out in public housing in NYC. 

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Saving AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I found that out when I was live-blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial [November 1, 2005 - February 22, 2006].  " What I learned could well rescue AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS. So, how can the AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS be turned around?    Among others, THE NEW YORK TIMES, CRAIG'S, PLAIN-DEALER, LEGAL NEWSLINE, and PUBLIC NUISANCE interviewed me.  Most media products can be saved. 

Mobile-Home Living - Roof Over Our Heads for Average of $564 Monthly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What the mobile-home industry needs is brilliant public relations. It should approach a prestigious design school such as Rhode Island and sponsor a contest for a cool new look for a trailer. In the Southwest, friends recommend mobile-living to other friends - without apology. It's one of those rare places in the U.S. which doesn't impose stigma on this kind of lodging.

In the Public Interest - Lawsuits as Platform to Big Time for the State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some recall how Rhode Island attorney general Sheldon Whitehouse catapulted to fame with his lawsuit against the former lead paint companies.   Launching a high-profile lawsuit in the public interest can be a genius move for a state attorney general. " If J&J is wise it will have its public relations representatives present decision as the right thing to do.

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"People V. ARCO" - Implications For Sherwin-Williams' Investors, Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The threat of lead-paint public nuisance litigation to investors of Sherwin-Williams seemed to have abated (pun intended). Sherwin-Williams was among the three defendants in the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance lawsuit which had been let off the hook by the state's supreme court - Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc. But, from the get-go, another state-level lead paint public nuisance lawsuit - "People v.

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Chelsea Hotel - Creatives & Domestic Discontent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I got my first taste of that kind of life when I hung out at an extended stay motel in Rhode Island as I blogged a four-month class action lawsuit. A Manhattan public relations agency had hired my services and popped for the bill. It was at the Chelsea , in Manhattan, that so many creatives bunked. Those included Patti Smith. They weren't distracted by domesticity. And likeminded souls were all around. They could focus exclusively on their work.

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The New York Times - Yes, If It Folds, Rhetorical Tears Will Be Shed (end of story)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Sure, it's still a coup for public relations firms to get placements for clients in The New York Times. My brand equity rose significantly when Joe Norcera, currently with Bloomberg, interviewed me about my blogging of the Rhode Island lead paint trial.  Vanity Fair specializes in profiling brandname institutions which are in trouble. One hot one, many recall, was Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Shifting Memes - What Could Become the "Next Tobacco"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I was blogging the iconic Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance class action trial, the formal public relations focused on advocacy.   The defendants promoted public policies such that the landlords were responsible for making the residue of lead paint safe. Supreme Court refused to review the conviction of the defendants, including Sherwin-Williams, in the west coast version of a lead paint public nuisance class action lawsuit.

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State Attorneys General Contending Public Nuisance on Side of the Angels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among what will be on trial is the legal concept of public nuisance as applied to the opioid epidemic. In other states, where public nuisance has been alleged in the opioid crisis, the lawsuits brought by the AGs were settled. Those AGs, dating back to Sheldon Whitehouse in the Rhode Island lead paint class action, who configure public nuisance lawsuits essentially have been hailed heroes. The alleged victims of the public nuisance were children.

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Sherwin Williams, PPG - The Story of Lead Paint Isn't Dead

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, those savvy about public relations wonder if the U.S. The only conviction which has stuck, so far, has been in class action public nuisance lawsuit "People of California v. Federal and state public policy initiatives were enacted to deal with lead poisoning among children. High-profile litigation took place in Rhode Island. Environmentalists are again focusing on the toxic effects of lead paint.

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Denver Post to Cut 30 in Newsroom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The field of public relations welcomed them with open arms, prestigious titles, and the kind of compensation which funded rearing a growing family. But, with public relations becoming increasingly sophisticated, journalists have to figure out how to persuade those hiring that they can keep clients very very happy. When I was blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial in late 2005 to early 2006, I bumped into former Boston newspaper reporters covering it as stringers.

Investors Listen Up: U.S. Supreme Court Refused to Review Sherwin-Williams' Public Nuisance Lead Paint Conviction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court refused to review Sherwin-Williams' conviction in the Santa Clara, California public nuisance class action lead paint trial. Now so many other industries could be perceived as sitting ducks for public nuisance lawsuits. In Ohio, where the opioid epidemic can't be contained, the attorney general had already filed a public nuisance lawsuit about pharmaceutical companies. They huffed and they puffed and they couldn't blow public nuisance away.

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Intersection of Court of Public Opinion, Court of Law - Sherwin-Williams and Lead Paint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The "it" is the filing of lead paint public nuisance lawsuits by other municipalities when it looked like the U.S. As is well known, the court of public opinion intersects with the court of law. Litigation communications has grown to be a powerful and lucrative niche in public affairs. In my perception, so far, the formal public relations for the lead paint defendants have not aligned with the dramatic shift in the tone and content of advocacy communications.

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PR Pros: Why don't we claim the high moral ground, just like journalists?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Then I make that great intellectual leap forward to deciding that we in public relations [one of the hats I wear] should also mount that high moral ground on issues we had been involved with.  Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Institute, Prism Public Relations, and The Dilenschneider Group helped restore balance to the U.S.   Their specific target was derailing the lead paint public nuisance litigation movement. 

2012: Good riddance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its true commercial toll will be obvious this summer as resorts in shore areas from Westerly, Rhode Island to Atlantic City gear up for the tourist season. In communications, the Public Relations Society (PRSA) inflicted more negative publicty on itself as it blocked Jack O'Dwyer of Odwyerpr.com from covering its activities. To many trend watchers, 2012 was a very bad year.

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PR's Alison Brod et al. - Search for slow-down switch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL features public relations executive Alison Brod whose Hamptons house serves that purpose.    I hadn't found it in 12-step programs or weekend trips to the ocean in Rhode Island.  When Buddhist career coach Marc Lesser's book "Less" came out in 2009, it didn't seem to get the attention it deserved.    Lesser's thesis is that by slowing down we will get more done with more quality. 

Everything I know as a writer I learned from Dunne, Hitchens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  We gotta have an idiosyncratic voice if we're to be taken seriously as writers and not just someone whose day job is ghostwriting or public relations communications.    I borrowed part of that when I live-blogged the Rhode Island lead paint trial, beginning in November 2005.  "Now, you're starting to write." " That's what a classmate from our freshman year in college told me in 2005. 

Oh, with just a bit of imagination, The Establishment could push back on digitals, have some fun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Except for maybe applying the rules Edelman Public Relations has issued for managing digital attacks, they appear to be deer in the headlights.  Since St. Boniface Grade School, in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, I have been declared as a heretic for my lively imagination.    I have also been thrown out some brandname companies as well as being reprimanded all too often for leaps of creative irony. 

Jones Day Represents Make America Great Campaign (that is, The Donald as Politico)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, its Pittsburgh office successfully defended Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams in its more than a decade-long litigation battle in Rhode Island over its former manufacture and sale of lead paint. But it wasn't so lucky in California in another class action public nuisance lead paint lawsuit "People of California v. In that, the public relations for the defendants didn't seem to get the importance of social media. 

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CARNAGE! Will Trouble in Trumpville Spread to Law Firm Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, his approaches were analyzed in detail in public relations publications such as Odwyerpr.com. When I was covering the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance litigation (2005-2006), I was puzzled by the behavior of Jones Day in general. Currently Sherwin-Williams is in a public relations mess for continuing to export lead paint.

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Drudge Report's Machiavellian Move and More - Best of Political Times for Students of Power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In public relations, that's known as poor crisis management. For example, when blogging the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance trial, my insights about the state's political system generated assignments for other kinds of thought leadership articles and a book. The front lines of progressive lawyers and legal journalists are focused on their law-associated strategies and tactics to rid democracy of Donald Trump.

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Those Help-Wanted Ads In Communications - Soap Opera Of Labor Unrest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, there is a possibility that the small book-publicity firm in Fairfield County, Connecticut is growing and it needs to advertise for more help on Mediabistro.com every six months. For years and years there has been a chronic help-wanted posting in Providence, Rhode Island for a public relations writer. Whatever gets us workers of the world through the day. For some, reports Boomberg Business Week , it's watching porn on the office computer.

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Social Media: Corrected Value Proposition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But the brand Dunkin' Donuts might have more consumer loyalty and great word of mouth because it turns the public into advocates.    In his new book AMA HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC RELATIONS, communications expert Bob Dilenschneider has a seminal chapter on what counts in measuring.    The Rhode Island Supreme Court didn't bond with that Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc.