“Circle, circle dot dot operation cootie shot.” Well, you’re going to need that if you are headed to Montgomery, Alabama. The CDC says Montgomery is the most sexually diseased US city. Pitting cities against each other in comparison is always a good media hook. Unfortunately, it feels like winners and losers.

I live in “beer city” aka Asheville and so many other cities compete for its title. So much so, I’m not sure Asheville is actually legit anymore to call itself beer city. No worries, there’s a dark side to being beer city, so reports Mountain Xpress.

Atlanta wins for best architecture.  Salt Lake City wins for best soccer city. If you want to raise a family, head to Kansas City because ‘they’ say it’s the best to do that there. CNN reports on this year’s world’s best cities overall. Topping the list is Kyoto, Japan.

So, all you globe trotting travelers, get your cootie shot before you go. Until then, tie in the “best cities” (or the worst cities) into your media pitching.


By |2016-10-13T16:37:56+00:00July 27th, 2015|

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Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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