25 episodes

The world of media is an ever-evolving machine, growing in unique ways. From its early days when print dominated, to the dawn of online news and the birth of social media flipping everything on its ear, the era of storytelling, communication and breaking news has changed dramatically. Hearing the word "spin" is every public relation professional’s worst nightmare. To some, the term “public relations” stirs up a variety of buzzwords: “crisis communications”, “media” or even the dreaded “spin” word itself; this show serves to clear up misunderstandings and stereotypes. Hosted by long-time PR pro and President of Maroon PR, John Maroon, SPIN is a Four Letter Word gets right to the heart of the public relation and media-industry scene today with a no-fluff, cut-to-the-chase show that discusses issues impacting our world. We delve into important topics and talk to some of the top journalists, PR pros and news makers in the business today.

SPIN is a Four Letter Word Maroon PR

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The world of media is an ever-evolving machine, growing in unique ways. From its early days when print dominated, to the dawn of online news and the birth of social media flipping everything on its ear, the era of storytelling, communication and breaking news has changed dramatically. Hearing the word "spin" is every public relation professional’s worst nightmare. To some, the term “public relations” stirs up a variety of buzzwords: “crisis communications”, “media” or even the dreaded “spin” word itself; this show serves to clear up misunderstandings and stereotypes. Hosted by long-time PR pro and President of Maroon PR, John Maroon, SPIN is a Four Letter Word gets right to the heart of the public relation and media-industry scene today with a no-fluff, cut-to-the-chase show that discusses issues impacting our world. We delve into important topics and talk to some of the top journalists, PR pros and news makers in the business today.

    Tom Pierce, Executive Director of Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses | 26

    Tom Pierce, Executive Director of Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses | 26

    On this episode, John and Matt talk with Executive Director of Baltimore’s Classic Five golf courses, Tom Pierce, about the model that turned the city’s golf courses around to become more accessible and beneficial to the community. The guys drive into the history of Baltimore’s municipal courses and the increase of popularity and diversity surrounding the golf game over the past few years. Tom Pierce discusses challenges, improvements, and the exciting introduction of Toptracer technology to Pine Ridge Golf Course—how it is improving the game and the experience on the range.  What can Baltimore Classic Five and Municipal golf FOREsee in the future? Listen in!

    • 22 min
    A New Sports Era of Name, Image and Likeness with E.J. Narcise | 25

    A New Sports Era of Name, Image and Likeness with E.J. Narcise | 25

    On this episdoe, John and Matt talk with Principal at Team Services LLC, E.J. Narcise, about the new era of name, image and likeness (NIL) in the collegiate sports world. NIL has changed the landscape of college athletics by creating opportunnities for all types of athletes to obtain deals and learn how to market themselves to create or represent a brand. The guys discuss how NIL is effecting athletic budgets across the nation, creating a separation of bigger and smaller market schools and how the transfer portal has majorly impacted athletic programs. Also, how will NIL evolve in the next few years, who will benefit the most, and what will companies, both locally and nationally, need to do to attract athletes.

    • 24 min
    A New Sports Era of Name, Image and Likeness with E.J. Narcise | 25

    A New Sports Era of Name, Image and Likeness with E.J. Narcise | 25

    On this episdoe, John and Matt talk with Principal at Team Services LLC, E.J. Narcise, about the new era of name, image and likeness (NIL) in the collegiate sports world. NIL has changed the landscape of college athletics by creating opportunnities for all types of athletes to obtain deals and learn how to market themselves to create or represent a brand. The guys discuss how NIL is effecting athletic budgets across the nation, creating a separation of bigger and smaller market schools and how the transfer portal has majorly impacted athletic programs. Also, how will NIL evolve in the next few years, who will benefit the most, and what will companies, both locally and nationally, need to do to attract athletes.

    • 24 min
    Michael Ortman, best-selling author of "Opening Day: 50-For-50" | 24

    Michael Ortman, best-selling author of "Opening Day: 50-For-50" | 24

    On this episode John and Matt welcome best-selling author, Michael Ortman. Maroon PR has worked with Michael to promote his recently published book, "Opening Day: 50-For-50" which highlights his experiences of attending 50 consecutive years of baseball opening days. A well-researched work of love, the book represents a half-century of great stories and historical context linked to each of those 50 days. For more information, visit Mike's website www.openingday5050.com

    • 15 min
    John Lazarou, Media Relations Manager at GBMC | 23

    John Lazarou, Media Relations Manager at GBMC | 23

    With the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic still being felt globally, we invite John Lazarou, Media Relations Manager of our long time client, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), to weigh in on how the pandemic has changed the medical and media landscape. With so many unknowns surrounding the pandemic, GBMC was forced to adapt quickly to maintain the safety of their staff and patients, implementing programs to support their clinical professionals and recognizing educational opportunities through media interviews to inform the public and colleagues about their research and expertise regarding the pandemic. Lazarou discusses media relation strategies, the importance of accuracy and timeliness, influence of social media, and expresses great appreciation for healthcare workers and staff.

    • 28 min
    Celebrate MPR's 16th Anniversary with 16 Moments | 22

    Celebrate MPR's 16th Anniversary with 16 Moments | 22

    We opened the doors on April 3rd, 2006 to a building that didn't have furniture or wifi, and here we are, 16 years later, helping our clients grow and still doing what we do best... just with a little more technology! Enjoy this special Anniversary episode as John and Jen reflect on the journey of Maroon PR with 16 moments! What have been the top moments for John as a business owner? What challenges come from being an entrepreneur? How has the business and industry changed over time? Why should your business hire an agency to take care of all your PR and creative needs?

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Gabey Gabe ,

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The show’s content is cutting edge with thought provoking topic discussions. The hosts are thoughtful and likable.

Bailmor ,

Great Insight To Public Relations

This podcast is an excellent example of how PR should be thought of. In today’s “report it first, get facts later” mentality, true public relations begins early on. Enjoyed the first podcast and look forward to many more down the road.

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