Monday, February 10, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Legacy

Philip Seymour Hoffman, a much beloved and award winning actor, dies to a heroin overdose, and the media explodes in a contradiction of sorrow and contempt for his passing.

Once again, we’ve watched in sorrow as another supremely talented and much loved celebrity has succumbed to the depths of drug addition.  Philip Seymour Hoffman, an oscar winning actor, was found dead in his apartment from an apparent heroin overdose. He was only 46, recently acting in such films as Capote and The Hunger Games, and should have been been enjoying his success.  But he wasn’t.  Any celebrity death resulting from drug addiction erupts in controversy across the internet; responses to his death have varied from anger at glorifying a drug user to honoring his life and work. Centel Media™, an online reputationmanagement company, works hard to offer services such as Negative Article Suppression that would allow Hoffman’s true legacy to shine through.  Centel Media™ offers these types of services to anyone who needs them, high profile celebrity, businesses, or anyone concerned with online reputation and caters it’s strategies depending on individual needs.

Perhaps the death of such a well-know person and the amount of people his work has affected will raise some awareness about the devastating and uncontrollable effects of drug use.  It also gives insight into what makes people truly happy.  Hoffman had achieved such rare success: a successful acting career in Hollywood built out of pure talent and hard work.  He has taught us that achieving personal happiness isn’t solely about reaching a satisfying career goal or having a certain amount of fame and money.  He obviously faced some personal demons that nobody can judge him for, and tried to find his happiness through drug use.  

Philip Seymour Hoffman should be remembered for what he accomplished during his lifetime, not the way that he died. His innate ability to act and become not just a character, but an entire being, has made his passing that much more sorrowful and left the world reeling at such a senseless loss of talent. Online reputation management through Centel Media™ would enable him to be seen for his talents and what he has given to the world, not his own personal sufferings, because that isn’t who he was.  He was a wonderful actor and gave much in his lifetime.  He deserves to be remembered that way, and his family and loved ones deserve his legacy to honored in a respectable and kind fashion.

Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,

Friday, February 7, 2014

Reputation Management and Celebrity Blunders

Reputation Management is even more important for young high profile celebrities like Justin Bieber, and considering his recent DUI arrest, he should consider the reputation management services of Centel Media.

Part of growing up is making stupid decisions and regretting them later.  Everyone regrets things they have done as teenagers, but hopefully they were just embarrassing incidents and not life changing events.   It gets complicated when you are, for example, someone like Justin Bieber.  You make a stupid decision, deciding to go drinking and driving.  You get caught.  And suddenly your face is plastered all over the internet and instead of being the “it” boy, you are the “it” boy of public humiliation.  Companies that deal in online reputation management, like Centel Media™ offer services such as Negative Article Suppression, which would help help bury the many blogs and news articles getting on the hate-Bieber bandwagon.

In the light of such an over-the-top celebrity, people forget that this is an actual person.  He does things like poop.  He likes girls. Or boys. Whatever.  He leaves his dirty laundry out.  He even runs out of toilet paper.  It’s not fair that he gets judged more harshly and his bad deeds are known across the globe, but it is his reality.

Celebrity at such a young age has such a huge impact on personal growth.  Adolescence is such a trying time, and throwing worldwide recognition and public scrutiny complicates matters beyond a measurable number. This is why it is important that he has a supportive team of professionals at his service, to help him navigate his life in the public eye.  

One of the professional services that people forget about is online reputationmanagement.  It’s popular to make fun of the most recent celebrity mishap, and Bieber's recent one was a rather large one.  It’s front page news not only to popular celebrity blogs, but pretty much every reputable news website, ever. Why? Because people are interested. They like a juicy story.  This really isn’t fair to Bieber, as 900,000 other people are arrested for drinking and driving every year.

But what really isn’t fair is the fact that everyday, an average of twenty-eight people die as a result of intoxicated drivers. Sorry, dude. I’m sorry that you made such a bad decision, and haven’t had an effective support system to guide you in the right direction, but I am glad you were caught.  Nobody has the right to put others at risk in such a preventable, senseless way.

Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Air Force May Need a Parachute

The Air Force has found itself falling quickly to the ground due to an expanding scandal over a proficiency test. Negative articles are pouring in about the incident, giving a vivid example of the importance of having a parachute like negative article suppression to any business.

Earlier this month the Air Force found itself starting off the year in one of its biggest scandals yet. Just about every news source in both print and online have reported that multiple members of the Air Force were revealed to have been involved some way or directly cheated on a proficiency test for intercontinental missile launch officers. The test was conducted at the Global Strike Command at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana and the number of the people involved seems to increase as time progresses.
Initially reports surfaced which stated that around 34 Air Force officers were implemented in the scandal, and as time past that number more than tripled to tally around 70. Now as the story unravels and more evidence is being revealed, numbers have shot to an astonishing 92 officers who may be involved in the scandal. Negative articles about not only the incident at hand but the Air Force itself, has been exploding all over the Internet.
In the midst of this scandal CNN reported that Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says she still feels “confident in the safety, reliability, and effectiveness of the nuclear mission.” However, James’s vote of confidence may have fallen on deaf ears amongst the shouts of the mass amount of negative articles flooding the media. Even the mighty United States Air Force is no match for negative articles. They may seem like a small problem for any business but they can actually damage even the most stable companies.
Top online reputation management company, Centel Media™ understands the importance of handling these kinds of issues immediately.  Negative article suppression is just one of the services our company offers to help repair or maintain your online reputation. Centel Media™ fights for you to be able to control your company’s image in the intimidating playing field of the Internet and negative article suppression is one of tools that helps them do that.
Our team of creative writers and professionals suppress negative articles by flooding the Internet with a massive amount of positive articles regarding your company.  Because of our actions, the results pages on mega search engines such as Google will display the type of information a prospective client should see regarding a business in light, not darkness. These results include your company’s official website along with any articles you may have created to assist your image instead of harming it. Your onlinereputation should be handled accurately by professionals who care about the success of your business.

Tia’Lavon Butler,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,


Saturday, February 1, 2014

A&E's Duck Dynasty Fiasco

Centel MediaLove them or hate them, the Duck Dynasty and network A&E certainly have their hands full at the moment.

Homophobic and racist slurs? Check. Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family of popular show Duck Dynasty was seen making these disparaging remarks targeting gays and African Americans, which led to the show's network host A&E suspending the man from the program. However, they probably didn't anticipate the reaction from the family members, who stood by Robertson and as of this writing don't want to move forward without him. This has put A&E in something of a trap, as they will stand to lose a lot if they cancel the show. At the same time, they as a network will lose credibility if they leave these remarks unchallenged, as they face the fury of civil rights and LGBT organizations.  Roberton has probably unwittingly single handedly made this a calamity for both himself and A&E. This especially affects the latter, who has become a target of negative criticism from conservatives and liberals alike.

From a modern perspective, what Robertson said was wrong. In the United States, there is supposed to be nothing wrong with speaking your mind. However, as a public figure (not to mention a believer of the Christian faith), saying things like this is just begging for people to dislike him due to intolerance because people know who he is. If his goal was to state his mind with the intention of getting people angry at him, he did his job proper.  And if he was thinking like a businessman, he would never have said the statements that he did.

A&E is at fault here as well for putting themselves in this position. If they knew anything about the Duck Dynasty family, they would know that they're very close knit and an attack on one of them would be considered an attack on all. Their decision to single out the only offender is probably something they're kicking themselves in the head right now. This has severely damaged their reputation in the eyes of both conservative and liberal thinkers alike.

Judging by Robertson's comments, he doesn't seem to mind offending a particular group of people. A&E, however, will probably be trying to fix this PR disaster. If you or someone you know is in a bit of a pickle like A&E is right now, Centel Media™ could very well be the answer to helping one recover from a mess like this one. As the leading onlinereputation management company, we have many products designed to counter negative publicity, maintain a positive image, and to make sure that this will never happen again to you or your company. Our products include negative suppression of critical articles, images, videos, reviews, the creation of social media web pages and optimization efforts for those pages, incorporating appealing designs of websites, publishing positive press releases, and the optimization of website traffic through Google AdWords and domain name registration. Don't let PR disasters ruin your organization. Let us help you fix the problem so you can get back on your feet.

Jonathan Wong,
Creative Writer,
Matthew Shaffer,

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Army Is Coming!

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Centel Media, the top online reputation management companies offers a variety of services such as, social media optimization. Social media optimization can help prevent and rebuild after incidents such as the hacking of CNN’s social media accounts.

It seems as though everyone from all races, ages, and area codes are affiliated with some kind of social media site. The medium has even become an important aspect of business affairs as well. The last thing anyone would want is for their social media site to be compromised for any reason. For example, the Cable News Network or CNN as it’s commonly referred to as is one of the leading  news channels in today’s society. Last Thursday, some of CNN’s social media accounts were hacked. Making sure your social media page is properly optimized is one of the ways we can deal with this issue.
The accounts that were affected include CNN’s main facebook account, CNN politics facebook account, and both their main and security clearance Twitter pages. Other accounts that were compromised were blogs for The Lead, Political Ticker, Crossfire, Security Clearance, and The Situation Room. The hackers who invaded the site claimed to be apart of a Syrian Electronic Army. This group consists of pro-Syrian hackers who aggressively target major activists and news organizations. The Syrian Electronic Army has previously claimed to be responsible for last year’s 20-hour blackout of the New York Times website.
The comments that the hackers posted on CNN’s twitter account said “The Syrian Electronic Army was here...Stop lying...All your reports are fake!” Another comment posted by the group on CNN’s twitter account explained their reasoning for hacking which was to retaliate against “viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in Syria.” The comments were immediately handled by CNN but not without possibly causing some damage to their online reputation.  Social media optimization should definitely be considered to help repair damage that has occurred due to an incident similar to CNN’s. The top online management company Centel Media, assists clients in gathering or regaining those likes and/or followers on social media sites.
It is extremely important to utilize everything that Facebook and Twitter have to offer in regards to making your presence known in the social media world. Centel Media can make sure that your presence is not only a big one but a positive one as well. A lot of businesses underhandedly attempt to expand their social media sites by buying those likes and followers. However, our team of web experts get the same results for their clients but in a way that will represent their brand respectfully and honestly. So if the army comes at you, make sure you have Centel Media to fall back on.

Tia’Lavon Butler,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,
Centel Media

Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights and his use of nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of America progressivism.

A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, 
Georgia, in 1962, and organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, that attracted

national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. He also established his reputation as a radical, and became an object of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's COINTELPRO for the rest of his life. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported on them to government officials, and on one occasion, mailed King a threatening anonymous letter that he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial
inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam". King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., called the Poor People’s Campaign. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting, and the jury of a 1999 civil trial found Loyd Jowers to be complicit in a conspiracy against King.

King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Metal
posthumously. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. Federal Holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor. A memorial statue on the National Mall was opened to the public in 2011.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Twitter Tantrums Brand LaBeouf a Diva

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Plagiarism is never a good thing. Ask any eighth grader who has written a research paper or talk to Shia LaBeouf, who recently wrote and directed a film called, which was a short film about an online film critic of the same name. LaBeouf was accused of copying the works of writer and cartoonist Daniel Clowes. While Clowes himself doesn't seem to have taken any offense to LaBeouf's film, the Internet has made itself a champion for the protection of his intellectual property by calling for LaBeouf's apology. However, although LaBeouf has apologized and continues to do so, lately his comments to his Twitter followers have been mocking and satirical. He even arranged for a plane to write Clowes an apology with its exhaust. LaBeouf is fueling negative criticism of himself and his film by not letting go of the issue.

LaBeouf admitted to the guilt of plagiarizing, but both he and the 'Twitterverse' can't seem to leave the situation alone. His post-apology replies have all been plagiarized themselves from other notable acts of contrition by fellow actors, politicians, and even the CEO of Facebook. That makes LaBeouf an Internet troll, which is someone online who promotes antagonistic behavior for personal enjoyment. This may make him look like a punk except for the fact that he originally tried to genuinely apologize. Perhaps this was a publicity stunt, but if it was, it has backfired. He let his emotions get the better of him, destroyed his own online reputation on Twitter, and alienated legions of fans.

While LaBeouf seems to be trying to make amends now, what he's done has been a disaster PR wise. Online reputations are not things to be taken lightly by anyone, be it a company or an individual. One day information like this could come back and bite him where the sun don't shine, and farther along in his career LaBeouf will regret both his plagiarism and this whole fiasco with Twitter. Yes, his critics were a major part of pushing him over the edge, but he did admit he was at fault for the plagiarism and he should learn from this mistake.

If LaBeouf hopes to rebound from these difficulties, one of the first steps he should consider is online reputation management. And this does not apply only to him: if you have been wronged by critics or are seeking to recover from an embarrassing fall and want to get back on your feet on a positive note online, consider the utilization of Centel Media™'s services. We are the premiere online reputation management firm and specialize in dealing with criticism. Not only do we have products which suppress negative articles, images, reviews, and video, but we also write press releases which are aimed at restoring your reputation through positive reinforcement. We'll also help to prevent this from ever happening again by showing you what it takes to maintain a good reputation. Don't let a nightmare like LaBeouf's situation stop you from reaching your dreams.

Jonathan Wong,
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