Friday, March 16, 2018

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 66 – Netflix and 'Black Panther'


Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is breaking records – but how good is it, really?


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Monday, February 5, 2018

XPQuest: Episode 22 – Torchlight Broke My Mouse


As the new official co-host of XPQuest, I sat down with the famous DJPimpDaddy to discuss the Torchlight series, Diablo, and the classic NES RPGs of old.
 
Check out the episode below and subscribe to XPQuest on iTunes.





Monday, January 29, 2018

The Cinematic Tangent: Episode 65 – Teddy Bears and Fish People


The Cinematic Tangent spoils The Post, Paddington 2, Shape of Water, and I, Tonya.


The Cinematic Tangent is a casual-format podcast all about movies. Your hosts, Chad Michael Van Alstin and Bradley Redder, invite you to sit back, crack open a beer, relax, and get ready to think film. This is a talk show featuring film reviews, news, and general commentary, minus all the snobbery you typically expect from critics. These hosts are just two working-class guys who are passionate about the cinema arts, and they couldn’t keep quiet about it any longer. Give it a listen if you're tired of formalities.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What Star Wars and Loot Boxes Can Teach Us About Avoiding a PR Crisis




If you follow the world of video games like I do, you’re familiar with Electronic Arts (EA), a wildly successful, publically traded, developer/publisher whose industry prominence has earned them exclusive licenses to some of the world’s biggest brands, including the NFL, UFC, and Star Wars. EA is no stranger to controversy, be it a conflict over pricing or their purchase of smaller development talent. However, in late 2017, the company’s stock took a $3 billion hit after their latest controversy became a full-blown PR crisis, prompting legislative action that equated EA’s business practices to gambling, in addition to a major drop in consumer sales.

While the situation now stands as a shining example of a communication failure, the truth is, things should never have spiraled out of control. Hidden within this PR nightmare are lessons to be learned for communication professionals in every industry on how to better manage a crisis.