WWF*D?

The GOP presidential hopefuls left South Carolina last week. The Democrat hopefuls leave tomorrow, if they haven’t left already.  Floating in the wake of the 2016 primary season is the detritus of broken dreams, landfills overflowing with red, white and blue campaign signs, political vendettas drawn anew and the feeling that South Carolina’s time to shine on the national stage dimmed again sooner than expected.

#yeahTHATotherplace

Let’s be blunt, people in Greenville have very strange habits. We will jump in the car and drive to the farthest points of Pickens County to go hiking, but we won’t drive to Spartanburg to visit the Chapman Cultural Center. We think nothing of going to Travelers Rest for pizza and beer on the weekend,…

Pass the elephant

A few weeks ago, a Google Alert appeared in my inbox with “Habitat for Humanity” attached to it. I opened it and saw that it was attached to a few stories about S.C. flood relief. At first I thought it was a mistake, but then I saw the connection – a bill that Habitat for…

Clients in the News

The snow made its way to South Carolina! What does that mean? Everything is shut down and you finally have time to catch up on the week of news. Let me fill you in on a few things that went on locally. It was a great week for building collaborations at Habitat for Humanity. On…

Communications students and weather

This is the question used to sort communications students into degree programs: Which job do you want to do on a snow day when most of your professional peers are sleeping? Spend the day outside doing live shots and warning people to stay off the roads. Find video of kids sledding. Measure snow. (Choose television)…

Consistency, Consensus and Authority

Not too long ago, I stumbled upon the idea of a self-made influencer. I wondered what the tipping point for this title was, how does one become a power influencer without fame and glory? Is it all who you know? In reality, being a self-made influencer requires you to be much more ordinary in nature…