Author: melhopkinsdotcom

I am a jet-setting, globetrotting yet landlocked, seafaring, book-peddling, recovering broadcast journalist wordsmith who dreams vividly and commits it to white space. My content engages stakeholders, brand loyalists, and the community that responds to your product or service. From virtual to scripted, improvised, or unscripted events, I write to bring your vision to life.
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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Newspaper publishers think they are selling a product, but they’re actually engaging in a relationship. The dynamics of the newspaper business model is readers allow a stranger to come into our home; gossip about our neighbors, talk about government issues that affect our lives while revealing some of most of the intimate details of the community when we’re most vulnerable. This engagement requires an exchange of the most valuable relationship commodity: trust.