About Michelle Tennant

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.

Fall of the Roman Empire

By |October 9th, 2015|

I knew we were headed toward societal demise like the fall of the Roman Empire in 2002 when I watched “Most Extreme Elimination Challenge,” a muddy dubbed Japanese TV competition show. While studying world history in college, I turned to my college room mate and said, “If you look, America could be the next Roman Empire.” […]

Emoji This

By |October 8th, 2015|

My husband rolled his eyes when I downloaded and started using the teen favorite app, Bitmoji. Any time a popular technology service makes a big change, like Facebook testing Emjoi’s as reaction icons, that could be great news hooks to score PR. At the very least, it could be fodder for your own emotional processing.

You have the […]

Undercover Angel

By |September 30th, 2015|

Angel of God: My guardian dear; to whom His love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side to light and guard to rule and guide. Amen

Do you believe in guardian angels? Let’s ponder whether angels exist. First, a little bit about undercover operations: both my personal experience and those in the news […]

What’s Your Story

By |September 28th, 2015|

I have always related to myself as a storyteller. Even as a child. I used to dream about being Dr. Seuss and that dream became a reality when I won awards for early childhood curriculum I wrote: puppet plays, songs and activities that stimulated the brains and lives of children under the age of six. […]

The Pope’s Dope

By |September 25th, 2015|

Sure the Pope is dope and he’s addressing the United Nation’s about how the war on drugs is not dope. Lest the double entendre confuse you more, the take-away from today’s news is ANY dope conversation is an instant news hook. So, whether you’re dope or on dope, that’s of interest to media friends.

I blog about […]

Fahrvergnügen: Enjoy the Ride

By |September 24th, 2015|

Driving enjoyment = Fahrvergnügen. Or does it? When companies get in hot water, it’s an instant news hook for the media and public conversations. If you’re out to make a difference on a global scale, watch for companies making headlines to infuse your sound bites, stories and stats to influence stories we all share.

Volkswagen’s (VW) CEO, […]

Deja Vu All Over Again

By |September 23rd, 2015|

“It’s deja vu all over again,” is a famous quote by Yogi Berra who passed away September 22nd at 90 years old. Here are some other famous quotes by Berra.  The Pope is also state-side and he’s urging the United States to act on climate change. The Pope is also telling US Bishops that clergy […]

Eat It Tina

By |September 18th, 2015|

“Eat it Tina,” is my favorite line from the movie Napoleon Dynamite and my family jokingly says it to our dogs and chickens. What are you eating today? I don’t just mean what you put in your mouth. I’m also talking about what you allow to influence you.

I’m at my client Dr. Bradley Nelson’s “Ultimate […]

Good For You

By |September 17th, 2015|

When you build something extensive and show it to your teacher, you hope to hear a, “Good for you,” or like in A Christmas Story at least at A+++++. Ahmed Mohamed made a clock and when he presented it to his teacher, he didn’t get an atta boy, but instead got arrested. Later, everyone realized he […]

It’s A Showdown

By |September 16th, 2015|

“Dem’s fightin’ words.” The presidential debates have captured our attention because a reality show star is leading in the polls. Donald Trump isn’t only a smart business man, he’s also a great entertainer. He’s a straight shooter. Many are betting on him to win. If you see a fight in the works, you’ve got an […]