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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Anna Heaton just left arguably the high-profile spokesperson job in the State of Michigan. For the last few years, she’s been press secretary for the governor.
On today’s episode, her most memorable moments, how social media has changed the press secretary job, and a day in the life of the governor’s communications office.
From the beginning, Matt Mencarini has been covering the Larry Nassar sexual assualt scandal as criminal justice reporter for the Lansing State Journal. Today, on the Cold Oatmeal podcast, we talk to Matt about reporting true evil.
Our good friend and Resch Strategies team member, Nick DeLeeuw, is an interesting cat. One of the most unique people we know. So, I guess we should not have been surprised when he told us one of his very best, long-time friends is a six foot, seven inch, 350 pound professional wrestler from “the deepest darkest jungles.” Yes, the one and only, Kongo Kong.
What’s summer without a good road trip?
Today, we kick off summer and wrap up season one of Cold Oatmeal with a conversation with Rick Albin, veteran political reporter for WOOD TV 8 and a podcast visit to the Grand Rapids Chamber’s cool, new digs.
Today, we truly kick the PR tires of this little communications vehicle and examine the age-old question: What happens when the chaos and creativity of social media meet the procedures and priorities of state government?
What we found is that a statewide social media and digital content administrator is born, naturally. Andrew Belanger is that administrator for the State of Michigan, and he is today’s guest on the Cold Oatmeal podcast.
What’s it like to ultimately bear the responsibility for every tweet, post, and snap coming from Michigan state government? Let’s find out.
Sometimes you have good ideas. And sometimes you have today’s episode of the Cold Oatmeal. You, faithful listeners with questionable podcast preferences, be the judge.
Let’s spin the wheel!