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The Corporate Consultant Working For Free To Kill The Boston Olympics

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  • On December 8, 2017
Raymond Howell can’t avoid the stories about his city’s efforts to host the Olympics. A prominent Boston corporate communications consultant, Howell keeps tabs on important business developments in the city below him from his seventh-floor office in a downtown Boston skyscraper. The games would transform Boston for three weeks, bringing hordes of international fans to […]
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Will Charlie Baker bring back a lost political art?

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  • On December 7, 2017
Here are some Charlie Baker stories that might say something about the kind of governor he’ll be. During Bill Weld’s first term, I was talking about Charlie, who was health and human services secretary, to Loretta McLaughlin, the Globe’s editorial page editor at the time. A fierce critic of Weld, Loretta had a special interest […]
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Social Media are Dominant News Source for Millennials

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  • On December 6, 2017
Social media channels have become the dominant source of news among college students in Boston, but the news sites of established media brands are a close second, according to a poll by Howell Communications. The survey also found that despite an explosion of new social media channels, Facebook remains by far the most popular source […]
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The Olympic Issue: The Backlash

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  • On September 4, 2017
…A public-relations strategist named Raymond Howell, a former campaign manager to the former Massachusetts governor William Weld, advised Dempsey to focus his message on the taxpayer guarantee: The more No Boston Olympics reminded people that the city and the state were obliged to pay for excess costs, the less enthusiastic people would be to support […]
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Wasting a Good Crisis

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  • On September 4, 2017
As United Airlines’ Oscar Munoz learned, how you communicate in a crisis is more important to your image than a year’s worth of good press. In just a couple of days, Munoz’ bungling of the case of the dragged-out passenger prompted consumer protests and boycotts, a drop in the company’s stock price, a social media […]
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Wasting a Good Crisis

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  • On June 12, 2017
As United Airlines’ Oscar Munoz learned, how you communicate in a crisis is more important to your image than a year’s worth of good press. In just a couple of days, Munoz’ bungling of the case of the dragged-out passenger prompted consumer protests and boycotts, a drop in the company’s stock price, a social media […]
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Elizabeth Warren Is The Tom Brady Of The Senate

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  • On June 12, 2017
Watching Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren take on her Republican colleagues is like watching Tom Brady pick apart an opposing secondary: They’re on the same field, but they’re not in the same league. On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled Senate silenced Warren after she criticized a colleague, AKA attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, by reading a letter from […]
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