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Position your company or client as thought leader for half price

Need a media placement or want to position your company or client as an industry thought leader? The 100 Companies will manage your newsletter and website platform — now in 29 geographic and industry vertical markets — with our new half-price offering.

Our award-winning team does all the back-end work for you — design, production, distribution, list-building – we’ll even develop the content if your team is bandwidth-challenged. The secret of our seven-year success — 100-word stories along with photos, images and podcasts in a proven concept readers love.

For $2,000 monthly, we’ll deliver 25 issues annually. For $3,000, send 50 issues annually. Join us!

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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A gift of the latest technology

My dad wanted me to be a lawyer or doctor. His logic: I couldn’t get fired and I’d always have a license to practice.

The one thing he insisted was that I’d never become an entrepreneur. Imagine his horror if he knew I launched an agency where clients could hire and fire you instantly.

Ironic perhaps that my parents gave me a tape recorder for my 11th birthday, sparking my interest in creating content. I never became a broadcast journalist, but I did write for and launch numerous newspapers and produced hundreds of videos. Maybe I should launch a podcast.

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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Surely we can’t keep kicking the can down the road

Some of my friends were elated by the Republicans’ $1.9 trillion tax cut in 2017. Others were happy about the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion stimulus plan rolling out this month.

As some households deposit stimulus checks, I’m thinking about my four-year-old granddaughter and two others due this spring. When they grow up and learn about the U.S. deficit — already larger than our annual economic output — that recent generations left them to manage, what will they think?

Soon their generation will be running our country and they’ll be telling us how to cover the costs. What is it they say about paybacks?

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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The 100 Companies expands into new category

Leveraging off The 100 Companies’ success in 20 geographical markets from Denali to Dubai and our launch of The Travel 100, our publishing network expanded this week into a second industry vertical: The Association 100.

Featuring 100-word stories by Curley Company of Washington D.C., the inaugural issue highlights how organizations can enhance communication to their members and government officials.

We announced The Association 100 and other titles in our development pipeline at this month’s inaugural members conference, during which PR professionals shared best practices on stories, special issues and forming partnerships to inform and entertain 650,000+ readers.

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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For George Bush, family always trumped politics

In the March 1980 Republican primaries, George Bush had already lost what he called his “Big Mo” to Ronald Reagan. He bounded off his campaign plane in conservative Augusta, Georgia, for another obligatory meeting with local reporters.

In those awkward moments before delivering his standard remarks, I wandered over and introduced a subject I sensed he would prefer to politics: “I knew your son Marvin at UVA,” I said.

“You know Big Marv?” he asked enthusiastically and then, as was his mien, steered the conversation toward me and my family and background – much to the annoyance of other waiting reporters.

– Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies