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Matt Wheatley

July 9, 2018

Branding: Keep it Simple and Genuine

Branding can be a painful process. Everyone has an opinion. I know of one organization that had such a difficult experience refreshing their brand and logo that it cost them a couple of board members. So, it pays to have a professional, either inside or outside your organization, manage the process and help it move as smoothly as possible. Christy…
March 24, 2017

Wake Up! The Fight for #LGBTQ Rights Has Just Begun.

Did you hear that? That was the sound of a bomb being dropped on the LGBT citizens of North Carolina. This week, the legislature called a special session – the first in North Carolina in 35 years – for the sole reason of overturning a non-discrimination law against LGBT people in Charlotte. That was it. No other reason. They spent…
March 15, 2017

Company News!

We are proud to congratulate the talented and amazing Senior Vice President Violet Tsagka as she moves to a new position at Creative Associates International. Violet will be joining the international aid behemoth’s creative team as a Technical Manager II. Among other things Violet will be working on the firm’s digital media projects. In other exciting Turner news, Abigail Shirley,…
Digital Strategy
March 13, 2017

DrDigiPol Digs into Breitbart, Trump & the Rise of Hate-Driven Populism in the US & Europe

The Dr. DigiPol Show has been digging into how Breitbart and Steve Bannon have been deeply involved in shaping politics in Britain, the US and now across Europe. First, Alan and Suzanne explored how provides a good signal to see where the Trump Administration is going:Then Alan interviews Criminal Justice Professor Paul Leighton about the rise of hate crimes and the Director…
January 29, 2017

PT Barnum Runs For President: the Queen of Snark Talks Back

Trump’s masterful move to shun the Fox’s broadcast of Thursday’s Republican debate grabbed headlines and sound bites.What are we political communicators to make of this? Trump is a tyrant and a showman, using his exceptional publicity skills to dominate the spotlight. This delights bad boys and girls everywhere. But was that his real goal? Or was he stupid like a…
December 8, 2016

Looking Back on the Year: turner4D in 2015

Season’s Greetings to you, our friends and colleagues! We’re grateful we’ve had the chance to work and interact with you this past year.  The photos above are a collage of some of our office highlights of 2015, featuring our staff, partners such as Peter Metzinger and Celinda Lake, and clients including Population Services International (PSI), CapPlus/Khushhali Bank Limited, The Wilderness Society, and…
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July 13, 2016

Getting Good Things Done in a Dysfunctional Congress

There’s plenty of evidence that Congress isn’t doing its job.  Instead of conducting responsible oversight of government spending, it has wasted nearly $7 million on a Benghazi investigation discredited as little more than a partisan sham.  The House has voted more than 40 times to repeal Obamacare, unsuccessfully, but refuses to schedule a vote on gun control.  The last three…
June 12, 2016

It Could Have Been Us

“It could have been us.” I kept hearing that today from friends at the Capital Pride Festival and on Facebook. “It could have been us.” We know that when we identify as LGBT, we become targets. Whether it’s bullies in schools, politicians who use us to score political points, or those who will go to violent extremes, we know that…