50 in the D: The Glory Days

I’m a 90s kid. I spent arguably the best decade of my life rocking pink and yellow overalls with scrunchies and Tamagotchi in hand. It’s safe to say I had no idea 25 years ago, that I’d be sitting at a desk inside Detroit’s most iconic building today, working with some of the Motor City’s[…]

Leonhauser to Retire in December, Kozak to Succeed Her as President

I am pleased to announce that after more than a year of planning and transition, Franco President Maria Leonhauser will retire at the end of this year. Franco Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer Tina Kozak will succeed Maria as president effective January 1. Maria will continue as a consultant with Franco, as well as[…]

From particle physics to parts of speech

What a universe we live in.  And now we’re one step closer to understanding how it all began. This was the big news out of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, for people who think about things like why matter has mass (hint: it’s not because you supersized your meal). We’re talking[…]

Brad Pitt – the sweet smell of success

So Brad Pitt is the new Chanel No5 spokesmodel. Is it a branding coup (or “coo,” for those who get a little wobbly kneed looking at him)? Hunky guys have shared the space with beautiful women selling various products, but, ah, a man alone with a bottle of Chanel No5. Now that’s sweet (with a hint of musk). Coco[…]

“Misunderstood” Pirates Give PR Spokespeople a Bad Name

Somali pirates were in the news again recently after two of their hostages were rescued by SEAL Team 6, the free world’s real-life superheroes. A pirate or two confirmed the raid with the media. The pirates’ confirmation was considerably less formal than a couple years ago when the Somali pirates had an “authorized spokesperson.”  Yes,[…]