Welcome to Cold Oatmeal, a production of Resch Strategies, concocted from the creative think tank that is 230 N. Washington Square, Suite 200. With topics ranging from the latest news headlines and future crisis communications case studies to what we had for dinner last night and what’s happening across Michigan and the nation.
We know what you’re thinking, though. The name. What’s cold oatmeal have to do with a PR podcast? It’s explained in our pilot episode, but it’s pretty simple. Like the popular breakfast of one our colleagues, it’s “good for us, it’s fun, it’s got some funny elements to it and it was one of the first things that really got us all talking as an office.”
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We’ve heard you fans, loud and clear. We’ve turned up the volume a bit and moved closer to the mic for this week’s episode after our experiment last time podcasting in mime… Sorry about that John Reurink. Apparently actually being able to hear a podcast is an important feature.
And what better episode to be able to hear than our conversation today with signer/songwriter/lawyer/father Brian Westrin of the band Westrin and Mowry.
Did you know that if you catch a swordfish and go to measure it so you can brag to your friends, the fish’s sword nose isn’t included in the actual measurement?
Did you know you can hop a plane to Mackinac Island in the winter for 30 bucks?
Did you know Stephanie is really good at podcast announcing?
We learned all these things talking to John Reurink, owner and publisher of MIRS News
So what do the Michigan State University response to the Larry Nassar tragedy and cancer have in common? Well, first, they are both pretty horrible. Second, we are going to talk about both on today’s podcast.
Sound fun? No?? We have a laugh track.
So, cell phones are pretty cool. And I think one of the reasons why is that pretty much all of us are walking around with cameras in our hands with the ability to take pictures of things.
But does taking a picture make you a photographer? Ehh. No.
Today on the Cold Oatmeal podcast we talk with Khalid Ibrahim. He's a photographer, and a great one at that, and one of the most interesting people we have come across in our work.
Ladies and Gentlemen… the state of our state is… oh, who cares.
What is important is that Zach Gorchow from Gongwer News Service back on the podcast, and he is being joined by Dave Eggert of the Associated Press.
The Governor’s State of the State speech is coming up and on today’s episode we are going to talk with Zach and Dave about how they cover the political pageantry that is this annual event.
A new year is always a time when people take a look at themselves, evaluate and look for ways to do things a little differently. Maybe a new look. A new approach. We call them resolutions of course.
For a business or organization, it’s called rebranding. It’s obviously a much more complicated and important process than your typical resolution because unlike a resolution, your brand actually needs to last.
A little more than a year ago, Ron Fournier returned home to Michigan after covering three US Presidents for the Associated Press in Washington DC. He joined Crain’s Detroit Business and today is the publication’s publisher and editor.
What was the single more important day he spent covering the White House? How has he found the transition from journalism to the business of journalism? Is social media leading journalists to show too much of themselves?
We ask Ron these questions and more.
Despite what some on this podcast may think, there is more to owning and operating a soccer club than “kicking and stuff.”
Today, we talk about the PR behind the PKs (that’s penalty kicks) with Jeremy Sampson, the President and CEO of Lansing United.
When we first started to map out plans for this podcast on public relations and the media, one of the very first names we wrote down on our guest wish list was Dawson Bell.
The “Pure Michigan” campaign is more than a decade old. How did it start? How is it doing? Where is it headed?
Today, on the Cold Oatmeal podcast, we talk with Lindsay VanHulle of Crain’s Detroit Business and Bridge Magazine about her reporting on the coming of age of Michigan’s popular tourism campaign.
Then, we say so long and good luck to a great colleague.