Over the last several years, I have made it a point to avoid talking to the press. During my 10 years as the County Economist for Gwinnett County, I was nearly always quoted incorrectly or taken out of context. It got so bad that I stopped taking phone interviews, and limited my interaction with the press to written communication only. In so doing, I always had a record of what I actually said.
It finally dawned on me that I really had no obligation to talk to press at all! I typically ignore nearly every phone call or e-mail from reporters, although, occasionally one does get through. However, my work is sometimes referenced in the paper, or the press may cover a presentation I am giving to a client. Below are a sample of articles about me, quoting me, or referencing my work.
Don’t expect this list to change very often……
Losing our Fortune 500 companies should be a clue
February 21, 2017
Kenmore Flops Alfie Smart Shopper Online Branding
September 16, 2016
St. Simons Island incorporation would burden Brunswick
June 28, 2016
Economist Alfie Meek paints bleak picture
October 23, 2013