September 04, 2014
We normally tell organizations to stay positive in all their messaging—after all, even if you make a compelling point about someone else’s faults, no one likes a mud-slinger.
But Ikea’s recent Apple parody promoting their catalogue has me changing my tune. Or at least ready to make an exception to our “never knock the competition” rule.
August 22, 2014
Don’t get us wrong. A lot of us love Sonos’s products (they make speakers and other devices that stream music from various online services). But this week, the company committed a classic messaging mistake.
On Monday, the company send a vaguely worded email about one of its products. Here's our take.
August 14, 2014
This week was a big week for our country. The situation in Iraq will either bring us together or divide us. And how our leaders navigate through the coming weeks is going to dictate where we end up. A country divided or a country united. Here’s a look at how united we are standing this week.
August 08, 2014
Last night our President made a statement authorizing U.S. air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and airdrops of humanitarian aid for Iraqi religious minorities threatened by the extremists and our language strategists here at maslansky weighed in. How did he do? Well, we asked our team of communication experts what words they would use to describe his performance. Here’s what they said.
August 07, 2014
We can learn a lot about the language of leadership from President Obama’s hits and misses when he spoke in this week's address and an interview with The Economist. Here’s what we learned:
- Leaders shouldn’t blame
- Leaders should bring us together
- Leaders must stay in touch with their people
- Leaders don’t rely on facts to do all their talking.
Now, let’s take a closer look.