Doug Downs

Do Sales Funnels Still Work? Or is the Concept Springing Leaks?

Stories and Strategies Podcast Episode 80 Guest: Megan Dougherty Published January 22, 2023 Listen to this episode Doug Downs (00:05): Elias St. Elmo Lewis was an American advertising advocate in the late 19th century when he was still a young man in his twenties. He firmly believed in pursuing new scientific principles. In 1898, he …

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Episode Transcript – The Spin Doctor Will See You Now

Stories and Strategies Podcast Episode 1 Guest, Jim Rudolph, JGR Communications Published May 10, 2020 Listen to this episode Doug Downs (00:00): Does anyone really need professional communications? The average adult speaks roughly 16,000 words per day. 16,000. We’re pretty good at it. So why do we need to pay someone to communicate and what …

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Episode Transcript – Tweeting a Social Movement

Stories and Strategies Podcast Episode 12 Guest, Professor Candice Edrington, High Point University, South Carolina Published July 19, 2020 Listen to this episode Doug Downs (00:00): Alicia Garza was at a gathering with friends in July, 2013 when the verdict from a trial that had captured the attention of so many was handed down. George …

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Episode Transcript – Progress in a World of Cancel Culture

Stories and Strategies Podcast Episode 35 Guest, Alex Malouf Published January 10, 2021 Listen to this episode Doug Downs (00:09): Last summer, author JK Rowling tweeted some opinions that were understandably received as transphobic. The backlash was immediate and substantial on social media with even celebrities, often the victims of cancel culture themselves. Joining the …

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Episode Transcript – The Sin of Slow in Crisis Communications

Stories and Strategies Podcast Episode 52 Guest, Shawna Bruce, Bruce and Associates Published May 2, 2021 Listen to this episode Airline nat sound (00:02): Come on. Doug Downs (00:04): The airline industry is one that definitely prepares for crises, but not this kind. In spring of 2017, after boarding a plane in Chicago, United Airlines …

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Episode Transcript – How to Respond to a Reputational Crisis

Stories and Strategies Podcast Episode 59 Guest, Alee Opuiyo, Dynamic Public Relations Published April 3, 2022 Listen to this episode Chris Rock (00:01): He can’t win. He is praying that Will Smith wins. It’s like, please, Lord Jada, I love you. GI Jane two. Can’t wait to see it. All right. It’s jealous. That was …

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Episode Transcript – Building Reputation Capital Before the Crises

Stories and Strategies Podcast Episode 59 Guest, TJ Winick Published November 13, 2022 Listen to this episode Doug Downs (00:09): In October, 2017, actor Kevin Spacey was right where he wanted to be. Stage 33 on the CBS Television City law in Los Angeles. Participating in a recording of the 50th anniversary of the Carol …

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