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The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon

Ever heard of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? It’s when you notice something out of the ordinary, only to notice it again short thereafter. And it’s weird.

Why AI won’t replace your PR department anytime soon

AI will not replace your PR department anytime soon, but each brand will need fewer and fewer PR professionals to plan and run successful activities.

The four dot ellipsis mystery in Star Wars

Why are there four dots ending the intros and opening crawls in Star Wars? And is there really such a thing as a 'four dot ellipsis'?

Why we should teach kids how to code

All schools should teach kids how to code; code is the universal global language that allows anyone to convey new ideas across borders.

37 strange Swedish idioms in English (2020)

Here's a list of Swedish idioms directly translated into English. Yes, as a Swede working in New York, I do say strange things sometimes.

The nuances of a public apology

A public apology is a tool to allow the story to move into the next phase sooner rather than later — whatever that phase might hold in store for the accused.

The CrossFit PR mayhem — the destruction of a global brand

The demise of CrossFit has been a long time coming. Glassman's tweet did stir up a perfect PR storm, but the brand CrossFit was already in serious trouble.

Why tax-funded media training is a bad idea in the Nordics

As the Finnish finance minister katri Kulmini's resignation shows, getting tax-funded media training as a public official isn’t without it’s concerns.

Corporate cringe — the overlooked problem of poor taste in communications

It's corporate cringe. Unlike many creative professions, corporate communications have phased out the importance of having great taste as an actual skill.