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Tuesday, May 19, 2021

As much of a kick as it was to meet Peter Himler, head of PR/Media Consultancy Flatiron Communications, face-to-face last night at his Media Relations Summit Tweet-Up (versus solely through Twitter), I got an even bigger kick from seeing his business card.

Because as you can see above, Peter has loaded up his calling card with just about every conceivable method of contact that exists these days. Ten lines’ worth, in fact:

1. Landline phone
2. Mobile phone
3. Fax
4. GTalk (Google’s chat client)
5. Twitter
6. Personal email
7. Business email
8. Skype
9. Business website
10. Personal blog

So really, you’ve got no excuse to not be able to get in touch with him, because he’s providing multi-channel accessibility in a 3.5×2-inch square. And there’s even some room left over (barely).

At least I know that, when I revise my next set of business cards, I can jam in all the communication touchpoints that are fit to print. No danger of coming off as cluttered, if this example is representative of the prevailing aesthetic on the social media landscape.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/19/2009 11:13pm
Category: Business, Internet, Society
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Being a hockey fan, I’m well-accustomed to the denigration of the sport in general and the National Hockey League in particular, to the point where they’re not considered to be on the same relevancy level as the major-league editions of football, baseball, and basketball. So it is that, for instance, a dissection of the identity crisis suffered by Columbus (Ohio) lists as one problem the lack of any major-league sports teams in the city — disregarding the local NHL club and thereby underlining the lack of consideration for hockey as a big-league concern.

But when the sportsbiz calls for some time in front of the judge, it seems that the Big Three consider their on-ice brethren to be cut from the same cloth as they are:

The NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA have lined up in support of the NHL’s court fight to block the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes and move to southern Canada.

The other major sports leagues, including the office of baseball commissioner Bud Selig, filed statements in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday in support of the NHL.

All three statements ask the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to “respect the National Hockey League’s rules and procedures regarding ownership transfer and relocation.”

The statements of baseball and the NBA ask that the court “not set precedent that could severely disrupt the business of professional hockey,” baseball, basketball and other major league sports.

The NFL statement had similar wording, asking the court to avoid a “precedent that has the potential to undermine or disrupt the business of professional hockey, football or other major league sports.”

Nothing like litigation to bring family members together. Not that the economies of scale, labor issues, and political-economic arena strategies didn’t already make it obvious.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/19/2009 09:24pm
Category: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, SportsBiz, True Crime
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