Brian Combs

Online marketing pioneer Brian Combs talks the issues of the day.

News of the Day: Saturday, November 15, 2014

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November 15th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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News of the Day: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Hmmmm… Maybe my planned invasion of Canada isn’t such a good idea after all… MPs fashioned spears out of flag poles after hearing shots.

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October 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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Does Texas Health Presbyterian Survive?

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Thomas Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola, has seen a major decline in revenue. The hospital has reported a 50% drop in ER visits, and a 20% drop in daily patient census.

Couple that with a wave of negative reviews coming in, and even full page apologies may not be enough to survive. Earlier reports called Texas Health Presbyterian a ghost town.

Look, whichever hospital was first to receive an Ebola patient was …

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October 24th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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News of the Day: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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October 22nd, 2014 at 2:05 pm

The So Called Ebola Czar

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So, if you’re going to appoint an Ebola Czar, don’t you think just maybe he or she should have some experience either in Ebola in particular or infectious disease control in general?

Otherwise, if just looks like you want someone to handle the political and perception issues.…

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October 17th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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News of the Day: Friday, October 17, 2014

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October 17th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Even More on the Ebola Outbreak

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Imagine for a moment that you’re a screenwriter.

You’re working on a sequel to Outbreak, and a major plot point is that the nurse who has been exposed to the disease is told by the CDC that it’s ok to fly with a low grade fever.

Do you think there would be resistance to the realism of this point in a pitch meeting?

Reality is stranger than fiction, because this has now happened.

It’s not too often that I underestimate …

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October 17th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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More Thoughts on the Ebola Outbreak

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I was on the road last week, so I’m just now getting around to posting my thoughts on developments of the last few days.

Thomas Eric Duncan, the patent diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, passed away this week. Sad, but not surprising. There’s legitimate reasons that this disease is so scary.

The charges that he received inferior treatment because he was black are stupid, however.

The charges that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital erred by sending Duncan home the first time …

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October 11th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

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News of the Day: October 10, 2014

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Stories like this make me think we should bring tarring and feathering back.…

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October 10th, 2014 at 11:14 am

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So Many Jokes: October 5, 2014

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October 5th, 2014 at 4:16 pm