• The Media Resent Manipulation
    Monday March 30, 2009

    By Eric M. Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers® Whether real, or imagined, when the media feel like they’re being told what to report and how, you’re potentially in for a more difficult time. After 15 bank executives paraded out of their White House meeting with Pres. Obama last week, a flock of reporters moved in […]

  • Hey Al: You Can Hide…But They’ll Find You!
    Friday March 27, 2009

    By Eric M. Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers® For several years now, The Media Trainers® slogan has been “Anyone who talks about you…or your business…is media.” Even before LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, et al, came on the scene, it was easy to come to that conclusion. We all leave impressions with others, whether through the media […]

  • A New Media Darling?
    Thursday March 26, 2009

    “You have run out of our money!” –Daniel Hannan, Member, European Parliament By Eric M. Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers® There’s a new political star on the international horizon. He’s only 37. He’s a Conservative Party Englishman who is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He’s very polished, very smooth. And, they’re already talking about […]

  • Congress Fiddles; Does Business Enjoy Being Burned?
    Sunday March 22, 2009

    By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers, LLC “Retention bonuses are a form of extortion.”—Barney Frank on CBS’ Face the Nation, 3-22-09.While public anger in reaction to the AIG bonus payments is understandable, knee-jerk legislation from Congress is not. Yet, on top of the punitive 90% surtax bill already passed by the House, Financial Services Committee […]

  • Why AIG is Getting Such a Bitter Reaction
    Monday March 16, 2009

    “Anyone who talks about you…or your business…is media!” Emotions always, A-L-W-A-Y-S, trump statistics and, usually, legitimate facts. So, even if you can see a rational reason for the latest bonuses paid to AIG executives, people are upset, angry and, in some cases, demanding retribution. And the president is looking for legal ways to recover the […]

  • Jon Stewart: America’s News Anchor?
    Saturday March 7, 2009

    “Anyone who talks about you…or your business…is media!” A Very Important Lesson for Business Executives When CNBC’s Rick Santelli went ballistic over the Obama Administration’s bailout of troubled mortgages, the mainstream media zeroed in on his tirade. Meanwhile, below the radar, the writers and main anchor of Comedy Central’s Daily Show were busy digging to […]