Crime Remains King While Positive PR Plays the Pawn in Detroit’s Comeback Swing

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group

It’s the Monday after the Grand Prix and just a couple of days following the Mackinac Policy Conference, and my morning scan of the media was a breaking news story thatchess-316658_960_720 is a strong reminder that Detroit cannot escape it’s number one problem ­– crime.

Crime will always over shadow any positive PR. It’s the old adage that if bleeds it leads and boy have we been bleeding.

The first Twitter feed I read that morning was from Tom Jordan and WWJ: “Police investigate Triple Murder on City’s West Side.”

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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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