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The Bimbo Memo© recognizes dumb public comments made during the year. It is a reminder that repeating negative words only reinforces the negative message as well as misses the opportunity to convey the right message to the reader or listener.

05.17.17

Top 3 Social Media Crimes

Just like BIMBO comments are all around us, we are also living in a world of social media crimes. Before we write you a citation, check to see if you’re guilty of the following: Sending a Facebook post to Twitter…more 


Rules and regulations
05.09.17

Anecdotes Triumph!

Can I take some credit for this? When I was director of Public Affairs at the FTC, our chairman, economist James Miller III, used data and charts to back up charges that regulations chill competition. No traction. The Washington Post…more 

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05.05.17

BIMBO Nominees for May 2017

What a month! We have BIMBOs from Rep. Devin Nunes, rapper Ja Rule, former Obama adviser Susan Rice, Speaker Paul Ryan and an Idaho county prosecutor. We have examples of The Wrong Thing to Say from Press Secretary Sean Spicer,…more 

Chiefhaber
05.03.17

Setting the Stage: The First Comment

Setting the stage, or more accurately, setting expectations is imperative in crisis management. The initial findings are rarely confirmed and your spokesperson should choose a response that implies the process is fluid. We call this the first comment and it…more 

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