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Andris Pone media comment on Bill O’Reilly and Fox

I had the good fortune of a very pleasant conversation with Deana Sumanac of CBC News, regarding fallout from the O’Reilly firing.  Her central question:  what does the future hold for Fox?  

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Andris Pone media comment on United

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Hollie Shaw of the National Post, as well as by Mark Sutcliffe on AM1310 Ottawa. Here are the links: National Post AM1310: (interview starts at 34:40)      

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Talking Trump on The National Tonight

Celebrities are swinging at Trump from the stage.  What does this phenomenon, and Trump’s reaction to it, mean for the brand of the American presidency? I considered these questions and more in an enjoyable interview this afternoon with Ron Charles of CBC’s The National. read more

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Trump Proves Women Have a Brand Problem

[Cache #251] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding — What are the top branding lessons and implications to be digested from Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election? 1.Branding is values-neutral.  It is OK to have a brand read more

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The Beer Thrower Is Just Our Scapegoat

[Cache #250] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding — Because of Rob Ford, Toronto’s brand has suffered greatly in recent years – and it is a certainty that the city will continue to bear a negative association with him for read more

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Sonnet Stands Apart

[Cache #249] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding The essence of branding is being different.  At first glance, this objective might make branding, as a discipline, seem like a cakewalk – because pretty much every company out there thinks and read more

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Branding It To The Edge

It was my pleasure to speak yesterday at the annual Communications Retreat of Employment and Social Development Canada, a 25,000-person strong department of the Government of Canada.  The theme of the two-day retreat was “Taking It To The Edge”, hence read more

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Ryan Lochte and The One Stupid Thing You Won’t Do

[Cache #248] By Andris Pone – President, Coin Branding — Last night was the first this summer that I couldn’t sit in shorts on my balcony.  Because it was too cold. In the heat of July and August, it is read more

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On The National Tonight

I had an enjoyable interview at CBC studios today with Deana Sumanac on the resignation of Q host Shad and his replacement by CBC Radio Two host Tom Power. Click here to watch the video. What does this say about read more

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