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April 2012

Work Zone Safety: Shared Responsibility


Last year in Pennsylvania, 21 people lost their lives in highway work zone accidents.  As we begin the summer construction season, we worked with our client, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, and with APC member company, Flagger Force, to develop this video calling attention to the need to slow down, be alert and, in the words of PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch, “just drive.”

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Friday Happy Hour: Post Primary Edition


Tuesday was Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania, and tens of voters flocked to the polls.  Oh well, it’s only democracy.  We’re sure the Republic will be just fine if 1 in 5 eligible voters makes the decisions for everyone else.  Really, 20%?  You could get more people to attend a Yanni concert in Compton.  For a quick wrap of a few key points from Tuesday, check out our analysis.

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Friday Happy Hour: All Gassed Up Edition


In September, 1952 down at 46th and Market in Philadelphia, a show called Bandstand debuted on WFIL, hosted by Bob Horn. In 1956, a fellow named Dick Clark took over the show and the rest, shall we say, is history.  We said a fond farewell to the 82-year-old Clark this week, the man who, despite ringing in 40 New Year’s Eves with us all, never looked a day over 35.  Fun fact: two weeks after Clark debuted on the show, Mitt Romney announced his candidacy for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination. 

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TSN Interview: Megan Healey, WHTM ABC 27 News


Two weeks ago, our own Tony May had a great time sitting down with journalist and social media aficionado John Micek of the Allentown Morning Call.  We had so much fun, in fact, we decided to invite another social media savvy journalist to come hang out with us.  The Triad Strategies Network is proud to present this exclusive interview with Megan Healey, the weekend anchor at WHTM ABC 27 News!

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Roy Wells on the Councilman Kenney Kerfuffle


A guest blog reprinted with permission from

Over the past couple of years we have seen political candidates and politicians increasingly using social media to connect with voters and their constituents. Many politicians have asked me if they should personally post updates to Facebook or send out their own tweets.

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