SPIN is a Four Letter Word

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The world of media is an ever-evolving machine, growing in unique ways. From its early days when print dominated, to the dawn of online news and the birth of social media flipping everything on its ear, the era of storytelling, communication and breaking news has changed dramatically. Hearing the word "spin" is every public relation professional’s worst nightmare. To some, the term “public relations” stirs up a variety of buzzwords: “crisis communications”, “media” or even the dreaded “spin” word itself; this show serves to clear up misunderstandings and stereotypes. Hosted by long-time PR pro and President of Maroon PR, John Maroon, SPIN is a Four Letter Word gets right to the heart of the public relation and media-industry scene today with a no-fluff, cut-to-the-chase show that discusses issues impacting our world. We delve into important topics and talk to some of the top journalists, PR pros and news makers in the business today.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Jon Jackson, Deputy Director of Athletics/Men's Basketball & External Affairs | 9

    John and Matt have a timely and important conversation with Jon Jackson, Deputy Director of Athletics/Men’s Basketball & External Affairs at Duke. With the news of Coach K’s upcoming retirement, Jon, Coach K’s right-hand man, is able to offer insight into Duke’s future. As the last season of Coach K’s ...


  2. Hot Button Issue of Athletes & Media Access | 8

    Media access to athletes is an age-old discussion but one that is timely yet again…join us for another emergency pod! John, Matt, and Jen discuss how today's media landscape is evolving and affecting athletes, journalists, and even PR professionals. Though this is not a new conversation, many athletes and most ...


  3. Drew Johnson, Director of Strategic Communications at Octagon | 7

    John and Matt have the opportunity to speak with Drew Johnson, Director of Strategic Communications at Octagon. Supporting and guiding some of the greatest American Olympic athletes of all time, Drew has a unique perspective on the changing media landscape. He and his team work with their clients throughout their ...


  4. Abe Madkour, Executive Editor of Sports Business Journal | 6

    John and Matt are joined by Abe Madkour, Executive Editor and Publisher of the Sports Business Journal. They dive into Abe’s rise from ground level as a journalist at the SBJ to becoming the lead man of the publication. They discuss how sports business has evolved with regard to competition, ...


  5. Headline Writers: Sometimes You’re Good… Sometimes You’re Not | 5

    It’s another “emergency” pod episode! On this show, John, Matt and Jen discuss headline writers and the need for those that write said headlines to be detailed and, most importantly, correct in order to reflect the story at hand. Most times, writers can keep interest at large and drive readership ...