Media Relations & Podcasting: Working With Scott Sharrard Ahead of Macon & Atlanta Shows

In the fall of 2017, had the opportunity to work with Scott Sharrard and his management team. Scott served as the lead guitarist and musical director for the Gregg Allman Band. Just prior to being nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards for Gregg's final studio album, Southern Blood, Scott made a southern swing with [...]

Tuesday May Be Gone, But The Midnight Rider Will Roll On Forever!

Reacting To The Loss Of Gregg Allman Saturday, May 27, 2017 – the day that will be remembered for the passing of Gregg Allman. While there were signs this day was coming and while there’s no doubt that Gregg left an indelible mark that will live across the ages, that doesn’t make this day [...]

Understanding The Value of Staying In Your Lane

By Greg Thompson Principal of The words “stay in your lane” have gained a pop culture status that now reaches far beyond the phrase’s origin as a highway warning sign. In the journey we take with our professional careers, the ability to identify our strengths, to develop our expertise and to find the lanes [...]

Can Your Crisis Communications Plan Take A Punch?

At first glance, Mike Tyson would not be considered to have much expertise in crisis communications. Yet, one of Tyson’s most famous quotes should find a home within the office spaces of communications professionals with media relations responsibilities. While a framed photo of the convicted former heavyweight champion is far from necessary (and not advised), [...]

‘Regular People’ Meet Politicians, Stars At ’93 Bill Clinton Inaugural

Published in the Chattanooga Free Press on January 24, 1993 WASHINGTON -- James Back, a native of Hot Springs, Ark., and a federal employee here since 1961, could hardly believe his eyes this past Wednesday. About 300 yards from Mr. Back’s standing-room spot stood President Bill Clinton, who was basking in the glow of a [...]

Galadrielle Allman: Lighting Her Own Path & Continuing Legacy of Her Father

Of all the interviews I’ve conducted since I began my career in the early 1980s, few (if any) have become more personal than the Q&A session I had with Galadrielle Allman on October 27th of this year. Galadrielle is the daughter of Duane Allman, a guitar icon and the co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band. [...]