This Week In Social: May 25-29

It’s the last TWIS of May! In this week’s recap we take a look at media acquisitions, media ethics, Snapchat, and Twitter! 1. Vox Media Acquires Re/Code Vox media, owner of publications like, Polygon, and the Verge, has announced it will acquire tech business website Re/Code. The deal will be all-stock, and will give Re/Code access to a wider… Read More »

Storytelling Risks and Rewards

One of my Fleishman Hillard colleagues based in the UK, Nick Andrews, wrote a great post recently on the FH Center on Reputation blog about “The Power of the POV.” He opened his post with this anecdote: “I was talking to a friend last week who was vexed. Why, he wondered, was his colleague, a… Read More »

A Memorial Day Tribute: Remembering Those in Communications and Media Who Left a Mark

As more than 37,000 American flags blow in the wind on Boston Common, honoring the fallen veterans that fought from the Civil War until today, we thought it appropriate to honor those in communications who have left a mark on more than a few of us over the years. Eric Lundquist: The former editor-in-chief of… Read More »

This Week in Social: May 18-21

  In this week’s recap we take a look at Spotify’s expansion, Pinterest’s Cinematic Pins, Twitter/Google partnership, and one fear we never thought we’d have. 1. Spotify Expands Beyond the Music Earlier this week, Spotify announced that the music streaming service would begin introducing podcasts and video to the platform. New content will include videos… Read More »

Healthcare Scripts: May 19, 2015

Bringing you a bit of healthcare humor again this week, courtesy of MedCity News. While we don’t believe anyone is intentionally trying to “confuse-the-public”, there’s no denying the fact that healthcare can be confusing for anyone – including us! That’s why we’re here to help you break through the confusion with this week’s Script:  … Read More »

This Week in Social: May 11-15

In this week’s recap we take a look at Facebook’s Instant Article, the AOL acqusition, Youtube’s Viewability, and your local Instagram. 1. Verizon to Acquire AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal A big deal was announced this past Tuesday, when Verizon announced its acquisition of AOL. Why is this news making its way to TWIS? Well this… Read More »

Verizon and AOL – What it all means

In case you missed it, Verizon announced that it is buying AOL for $4.4 billion yesterday. Yes, that AOL – the one you remember from that awful dial-up tone and the one who powered our early teenage years with AOL Instant Messenger (we remember it as AIM). AOL has experienced quite a bit of change since… Read More »