Prince: The Man, The Music and The Media

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group

Everyone seems to have a favorite Prince song, a memorable concert or if you’re lucky, a piece of signed memorabilia.

My sister Sandra had an actual Prince moment. It was the 80s, around the time Purple Rain hit the airwaves and movie theaters.  Sandra was 20-something on vacation with some girlfriends. They headed to Hollywood and ended up at a hair salon on Rodeo Drive. While inside, they spotted Prince.

In her excitement, Sandra snapped a photo but not without his bodyguard noticing. He actually followed her out of the salon with who would become a multi-platinum-selling music legend who transcended genres and generations and demanded the camera. She, at first, resisted and then relinquished the camera. “Wait here,” said the body guard.

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7 Ways To Turnaround That Tarnished Image

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group

Many celebrities have bounced back from tarnished images and Mel Gibson, I would guess, hopes to be one of them — if he can just manage to get his communication under control.

Many actors have been linked to audio or video scandals, but Gibson seems to have taken it to whole new level. His vicious rants on tape depict an angry and perhaps troubled man. Gibson appears to be an equal opportunity offender in his voicemail message to his girlfriend Oksana — he managed to offend just about every race, origin, and religion in a few sentences.  America’ s obsession with celebrities enables the household names to rebound quicker than someone who was thrust into the media due to a scandal, such as Monica Lewinsky. Her fifteen minutes of fame following her presidential indiscretions didn’t allow much time to repent and re-brand her public image, despite her many appearances in the media, including on The View where she was pedaling her purse line.

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