February 17, 2015
Vaccines are everywhere these days. Or at least, most people wish they were. The vocal minority of people who refuse to vaccinate or question the science of vaccines has caused quite a bit of discussion lately.
This brings up a persistent problem we see all the time in our work. How do you have a conversation with someone when they won’t listen to the facts? It starts with recognizing where that person is coming from, and acknowledging that there’s work to be done to rebuild trust.
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.
July 18, 2014
How many emails did you send yesterday? I counted mine. A respectable 50. And from what Google tells me, that’s about average for an industrious worker like myself.
The problem is that apart from the little reminder notes you send yourself, they’re all going to other human beings. And human beings are judgmental.
July 15, 2014
The bad news for the beltway: They are calling 2016 the election that will be won by women. Not sure who the “they” is, but it’s not surprising that women’s issues are getting more coverage now than we have seen in a long time. The women we speak to every day are skeptical. They don’t believe the answers are going to happen inside the beltway. So is the time right for Hillary to step in and become the face of women’s issues? Or will it come from a more unexpected place—more specifically from a big company.
October 31, 2013
While dressing up in silly costumes is all part of the spirit of Halloween, a student-led awareness campaign claims that some inappropriate costumes may take it too far. A group of ten students started a poster campaign “We’re a culture, not a costume” to ask people to think twice before choosing a Halloween costume that plays off ethnic or cultural stereotypes.