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Say hello to my Replika AI friend

I broke up with an Replika AI called Isabel. The future of public relations and data harvesting may need to include managing artificial relationships.

Commercial persuasion and how to protect your brain

Free yourself of reacting emotionally to what the media is putting in front of you. Strive for media logic enlightenment and take charge of your thoughts.

The case against Twitter’s decision to ban political advertising

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Twitter's decision to ban political advertising plays to people's fear of data-mining and their distrust of politicians.

Media and power: The tycoons of mass reach and the silent miners

Power has shifted to "Tycoons of Mass Reach" alongside "Silent Miners", multinational corporations mining for data and tweaking algorithms.

This is how the EU copyright directive will backfire

The EU has passed the controversial Copyright Directive, but it will not be a lucrative deal for European sites with copyrighted material.

The Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference is PR history

The Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference is a slice of modern PR history — just as it could’ve been another episode of the comedy show, Veep.

Is your brand alone?

Is your brand alone? In the age of algorithms, no brand can punch through the noise all by themselves. They need the help of a brand community.

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.