27 12, 2018

Mindo Chocolate: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate That Is Better For You And Your Family [GIVEAWAY]

2018-12-27T18:52:12-05:00

BY AMBER LOUCHART · DECEMBER 17, 2018 The holiday season has arrived, which means many of us will likely throw caution to the wind and indulge our cravings for holiday cookies, pies and cakes, and delicious chocolate sweets and treats. But when it comes to chocolate, how do you know your family is eating chocolate that is actually [...]

Mindo Chocolate: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate That Is Better For You And Your Family [GIVEAWAY]2018-12-27T18:52:12-05:00
18 12, 2018

Grace Centers of Hope in The Oakland Press: 2019 must be the year where we fully confront the opioid crisis

2018-12-18T19:41:47-05:00

Kent Clark, Published Dec. 18, 2018 In the past five years, I have known more individuals who have died from drug overdoses than in any other time of my life. Many Americans, unfortunately, also can say the same. The cause of skyrocketing overdoses is fentanyl, which is oftentimes “cut” with heroin in order to make [...]

Grace Centers of Hope in The Oakland Press: 2019 must be the year where we fully confront the opioid crisis2018-12-18T19:41:47-05:00
18 12, 2018

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan partners to fight opioid crisis in Michigan

2018-12-18T19:11:32-05:00

A public-private effort has launched in Michigan that aims to curb opioid overdoses and deaths. LANSING, MICH. (AP) — A public-private effort has launched in Michigan that aims to curb opioid overdoses and deaths. Officials on Wednesday announced the creation of the Michigan Opioid Partnership. It plans to distribute $2.6 million in grants focusing on [...]

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan partners to fight opioid crisis in Michigan2018-12-18T19:11:32-05:00
14 12, 2018

Marx Layne Vice President Michael Odom on the importance of maintaining a positive digital footprint

2018-12-14T17:05:42-05:00

Digital Footprints Last By Michael Odom| December 5th, 2018 A recent FOX2 news story appeared on my Facebook feed this week, “Michigan mother and son share their transgender transformation,” that delivered an honest and straightforward reporting of a New Baltimore, Michigan, family – and possibly the first ever reported parent and child who are both making their [...]

Marx Layne Vice President Michael Odom on the importance of maintaining a positive digital footprint2018-12-14T17:05:42-05:00
19 11, 2018

Marx Layne is an experienced industry leader in crisis communications

2020-02-13T12:35:40-05:00

When a crisis strikes, leading law firms retain Marx Layne because of our decades of crisis communications expertise. Everyone from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses rely upon our experience both in advance of a crisis and during a crisis. It’s also been said that the best way to avoid a crisis is to be prepared [...]

Marx Layne is an experienced industry leader in crisis communications2020-02-13T12:35:40-05:00
1 06, 2018

DON’T STICK YOUR BARR IN YOUR MOUTH: YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET

2018-06-01T14:20:29-04:00

Like we needed another reminder of racism in America, not to mention downright incivility.  Or, maybe, we did. Roseanne Barr’s less than 140-character quip on Twitter was another potent reminder that “You are what you tweet.”  Fortunately, her comment about Valerie Jarrett instantly received the rebuke it deserved.   And, then some, as Disney CEO Bob [...]

DON’T STICK YOUR BARR IN YOUR MOUTH: YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET2018-06-01T14:20:29-04:00
17 10, 2016

ACTIVE LISTENING: THE KEY TO LONG-TERM PR RESULTS

2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00

The goal of any public relations program is to cultivate and enhance one’s reputation with select audiences. This brand messaging can be about one’s products or services, what you stand for as a business or organization, your stance on an industry issue or public policy, or your involvement with communities. These messages, however, must [...]

ACTIVE LISTENING: THE KEY TO LONG-TERM PR RESULTS2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00
17 10, 2016

Five Tips for Effective Crisis Communication

2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00

Nearly every company is going to face a crisis that attracts media attention. And the media scrutiny demands that you communicate effectively in these situations. If you don’t tell your story, others will tell it for you. That’s the last thing you want during a crisis. The goal of crisis communications is to lessen damage [...]

Five Tips for Effective Crisis Communication2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00
17 10, 2016

AS “NATIVE” ADVERTISING INCREASES, SO DOES THE ROLE OF CREATIVE PR AGENCIES

2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00

As a creative public relations and marketing agency, one of our fundamental roles is to responsibly develop and disseminate content over multiple media outlets in various formats to convey a message that resonates; to “speak with the client’s voice” to other businesses, consumers, business leaders, elected officials and the public at large. This is nothing [...]

AS “NATIVE” ADVERTISING INCREASES, SO DOES THE ROLE OF CREATIVE PR AGENCIES2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00
5 10, 2016

What Came First: The Chicken, The Egg Or The Revitalization Of Our Urban Cores?

2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00

  Michael Layne, President of Marx Layne & Company enjoying ramen in Japan. In the 70’s, 80’s and well into the 1990s, urban planners in Detroit and statewide felt that in order to attract development downtown, it was necessary to plop the equivalent of a suburban mall into the heart of our urban [...]

What Came First: The Chicken, The Egg Or The Revitalization Of Our Urban Cores?2017-09-19T12:19:05-04:00
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