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The House! The House! The House Is On Fire! A Play by Bob Andelman

By Bob Andelman Mr. Media® Radio Network • Email • Twitter • Facebook • LinkedIn • YouTube • Free Mr. Media Android App • Stitcher And now for something completely self-indulgent… Thanks to a suggestion by my friend Raffi Darrow,… Continue Reading →

Dan Wheldon Remembered: An IndyCar Driver St. Petersburg Called Its Own (2006 Interview)

(Note from the author: I interviewed race car driver Dan Wheldon twice over the years, the longest conversation in 2006 for the Maddux Business Report. We weren’t friends by any measure but he was literally a part of our community… Continue Reading →

Real estate developer Ken Good remembered, fondly by some, not so much by others

Image via Wikipedia (I read today that Tampa Palms developer Ken Good died on August 13, 2011, in Dallas. He had a profound and lasting impact on the Tampa Bay area in the late 1980s and I was reminded of… Continue Reading →

Stitcher’s ‘Meet the Talkers’ turns tables, poses embarrassing questions to ‘the other King of All Media,’ Mr. Media!

By Matty Staudt Stitcher Radio January 7, 2011 Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman has been in the business for over 30 years. Through his newspaper columns, radio shows, and podcasts he has interviewed over 700 people. He and Matty talk about… Continue Reading →

Kurt Long and FairWarning: Ahead of the Curve (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob Andelman Maddux Business ReportNovember 2009 Whatever his personal political beliefs, St. Petersburg software developer Kurt Long found good things to say about select leaders of both parties over the last 12 months. Long’s company, FairWarning, develops privacy software used… Continue Reading →

Pinellas County Corporate Report: Jobs. Period. (Maddux Business Report)

The Pier in St. Petersburg, image via WikipediaBy Bob Andelman Maddux Business ReportDecember 2009Over the last two decades, Pinellas County economic development has at times embraced military contractors, medical manufacturers, tourism operators and technology developers. Rolling with the latest twist and… Continue Reading →

Good. Bad. Ugly. The state of Tampa Bay’s commercial real estate market (Maddux Business Report)

Downtown Lakeland, Florida, image via WikipediaBy Bob AndelmanMaddux Business ReportMarch/April 2010Fifty years in the commercial real estate business.  That’s a huge milestone for Lakeland-based Hauger-Bunch Inc., to be sure, but company president David Bunch says it’s not going to be… Continue Reading →

Where are they now? Cleveland Wheeler, Mason Dixon (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob AndelmanMaddux Business ReportOctober 2009 Radio was more fun and unpredictable in the 1980s and early ‘90s thanks to air personalities such as Cleveland Wheeler and Mason Dixon, who were featured in our November 1988 and October 1991 cover… Continue Reading →

Power Study: John Jovich’s presidential obsession (Tampa Bay Life, July 1991)

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The Power 25 (Tampa Bay Life cover story, July 1991)

Tweet   Copyright 2010 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in this archive in unedited or different versions that are different from their print counterparts.

NAIOP Tampa Bay Corporate Report: Leading the Charge (Maddux Report PDF)

By Bob Andelman Maddux Business ReportJune 2010 Click the image below or HERE to download the entire NAIOP Tampa Bay corporate report (7 MB). Copyright 2010 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in this archive in unedited… Continue Reading →

Stitcher Radio casts Mr. Media’s interview show in a bright, smartphone app nightlight!

By BOB ANDELMAN (email) I can still remember the first time I saw her. She was a banner ad adrift on my old friend Mark Larsen’s “Mark in the Morning” home page, broadcasting the clever way she carried his show… Continue Reading →

What Great Radio Guests Do (Part 2 of 2)

What Great Radio Guests Do (Part 2 of 2) Second part of Brad Phillips interviewing Mr. Media.

What Terrible Radio Guests Do (Part 1 of 2)

What Terrible Radio Guests Do (Part 1 of 2)

The Profiler–now in large-print edition!

Introducing the large print edition of The Profiler by Pat Brown with Bob Andelman. (Never guessed I’d be looking forward to that for any reason other than royalties, but things change…)     Copyright 2010 Bob Andelman. Click here for… Continue Reading →

Falling in Colour

Leading the Charge: NAIOP Tampa Bay joins hundreds of groups around Florida seeking to defeat the ‘Hometown Democracy’ initiative (Maddux Business Report)

Tampa @ night, image by bwhistler via FlickrBy Bob Andelman (email)June 2010Maddux Business Report The developers and real estate professionals who comprise the core membership of the Tampa Bay chapter of NAIOP are rolling up their sleeves and preparing for… Continue Reading →

“The Profiler” author Pat Brown on “Today Show” (NBC, May 18, 2010)

My latest project was co-authoring The Profiler (Hyperion Voice, May 2010) with famed criminal profiler Pat Brown. Here’s the interview she did on May 18, 2010 with Ann Curry on the “Today Show” to launch the book:

Interview: Nick Tosches, author of everything from ‘Power on Earth’ to ‘Unsung Heroes of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (1985)

By BOB ANDELMAN (AUTHOR’S NOTE: I recently found this typewritten story in my files from July 25, 1985. Probably produced on my Apple IIc! I believe it was a freelance piece I wrote for the St. Petersburg Times when I… Continue Reading →

Interview: JOHN VIERA, Ford Motor Company, director of sustainable business strategies

Image via Wikipedia By Bob Andelman Ford Motor Company has a vision of providing sustainable transportation that is affordable in every sense of the word: socially, environmentally and economically. Joining me in a moment is Ford executive John Viera. Viera… Continue Reading →

Quick Jabs: Jabil Corp. (Gulf Coast Business Review)

By: Bob Andelman | Contributing Writer August 27, 2009 A $12.8 billion Gulf Coast technology firm is attacking the recession, on both domestic and foreign soil, through a nimble yet risk-laden approach. One gamble: It’s going full throttle into the… Continue Reading →

A Million Bites (Gulf Coast Business Review)

By: Bob Andelman | Contributing Writer September 03, 2009 Brown & Brown has grown into a major player in the insurance brokerage business through 300 small acquisitions. The key: Create a competitive and lucrative sales culture and cut all fat…. Continue Reading →

A history of U2 in Tampa, Part I: The Unforgettable Fire Tour (1985)

(Note from Bob: Back in the mid-1980s, I was a stringer for the St. Petersburg Times, covering pop music and interviewing musicians. A few days ago, the paper dug up my story on a very special night at the University… Continue Reading →

St. Petersburg Corporate Report (Maddux Business Report)

  Click HERE to download the PDF and read the story by Bob Andelman! Copyright 2008 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in unedited versions that are different from their print counterparts.

The Re-Animator: Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob AndelmanMaddux Business ReportCover StoryJanuary/February 2006 There was a day last summer when Stuart Sternberg knew, without question, that he was playing in an entirely different league. Being a Wall Street whiz kid was cool, but it wasn’t until… Continue Reading →

Interview: SUE CISCHKE, Ford Motor Company, group vice president for sustainability, environment and safety engineering

Image via Wikipedia By Bob Andelman Have you driven a Ford lately? Do you need a good reason to come back to America’s automobile company? If you’re making decisions based on a company’s commitment to the environment and a sustainable… Continue Reading →

Ironman World Triathlon Corporation cover story (Maddux Business Report)

By BOB ANDELMAN Maddux Business Report July/August 2009 Ben Fertic was 14 the first time he ever heard of a triathlon. He and his brother, Cole, who is six years his senior, were watching ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” coverage… Continue Reading →

NAIOP Tampa Bay Report 2009 (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob Andelman June 2009 If you’re in the middle of what once seemed like a market rate office lease that now seems precariously expensive, you’re probably looking at rising vacancy rates—and presumably dropping costs per square foot—with envy. And… Continue Reading →

In Deep: Odyssey Marine Exploration, Tampa (Maddux.com)

“In Deep”Maddux Business Report Cover Story, June 2009By Bob Andelman Copyright 2008 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in unedited versions that are different from their print counterparts.

20 Worst CEOs (Portfolio.com)

Albert J. DunlapAuthorMean BusinessIllustration by Steve Brodner, Portfolio.com—————– I wrote Mean Business with Al Dunlap in 1996. With all the really bad CEOs who have come and gone in the last dozen years since publication, I was surprised Portfolio put… Continue Reading →

Older folks are reconnecting with friends, family online — now it’s your turn (st. Petersburg Times)

Grandparents Bob and Karen Jodal of Seminole and great-grandmother Pat Gloeckner wouldn’t miss this birthday: Little Paige turned 1 in Dallas on April 4 and they shared in the celebration with family, including Paige’s mom and dad, Jen and Scott… Continue Reading →

The Profit Zone-German Edition Book Cover

You might have to squint your eyes to see my co-author’s credit under that of Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison, but it’s there! The Profit Zone was translated into 16 languages and has sold more than 100,000 copies to date…. Continue Reading →

Destination Unknown: Tampa Bay Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2009 (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob AndelmanApril 2009Maddux Business Report The most remarkable characteristic of commercial real estate professionals in today’s market is that they’re not jumping out of any of those tall, empty office buildings’ windows. Or maybe it’s just that since the… Continue Reading →

So this is 50 (St. Petersburg Times-LifeTimes)

10 Tampa Bay area women reflect on life at 50 — and beyond By Mimi Andelman, LifeTimes Editor & Bob Andelman, Special to the Times St. Petersburg Times Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Beverly Mitlin, 81, left, volunteers in the family… Continue Reading →

Barter It! (Corporate Meetings & Incentives)

By Bob Andelman Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazines January 2009 Highlights The economy has forced meeting managers to get creative and look for deals in new places. One of those places is barter exchanges. The economy has forced meeting managers… Continue Reading →

Meeting Counsel: Tyra W. Hilliard Q & A (Corporate Meetings & Incentives)

By Bob Andelman Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine January 2009 It would be hard to find anyone who’s traveled the career path of TYRA W. HILLIARD, Esq., CMP. Having moved from meeting planner to CVB staffer to hotel catering pro… Continue Reading →

Polk County Corporate Report (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob AndelmanMaddux Business ReportMarch 2009Copyright 2008 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in unedited versions that are different from their print counterparts.

A PCMA First: Kati Quigley Q &A (Corporate Meetings & Incentives)

Image via CrunchBase By Bob Andelman Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine Feb 1, 2009 Kati Quigley, CMP, is the 2009 chair-elect of the Professional Convention Management Association, the first corporate planner to hold that position. Corporate Meetings & Incentives: What… Continue Reading →

Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Audiobook Exclusive–Ch. 20: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons of Watchmen

Cover of Watchmen In 2005, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, Bob Andelman’s authorized biography of the late American comic book master, was published by Dark Horse/M Press. This spring, the audiobook version of the book will finally be released via… Continue Reading →

Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Audiobook Exclusive–Ch. 20: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons of Watchmen

Cover of Watchmen In 2005, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, Bob Andelman’s authorized biography of the late American comic book master, was published by Dark Horse/M Press. This spring, the audiobook version of the book will finally be released via… Continue Reading →

RCMA 2009 Annual Convention: Video Day 3

Here’s Day 2 video highlights from the 2009 Religious Conference Management Association, as produced by Larry Keltto and myself. Day 3 Day 2 Day 1 Copyright 2008 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in unedited versions… Continue Reading →

RCMA 2009 Annual Convention: Video Day 2

Here’s Day 2 video highlights from the 2009 Religious Conference Management Association, as produced by Larry Keltto and myself. Day 2 Day 1Copyright 2008 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in unedited versions that are different… Continue Reading →

RCMA 2009 Annual Convention: Video Day 1

Something different: every year since 2002, I’ve been part of a team with Larry Keltto and Kristen Payson that produces a daily newspaper for attendees at the Religious Conference Management Association’s annual convention. This year, Larry and I added a… Continue Reading →

Meeting Counsel: Tyra Hilliard QA (Corporate Meetings and Incentives Magazine)

By Bob Andelman Jan 1, 2009 Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine It would be hard to find anyone who’s traveled the career path of TYRA W. HILLIARD, Esq., CMP. Having moved from meeting planner to CVB staffer to hotel catering… Continue Reading →

Barter for Meetings (Corporate Meetings and Incentives Magazine)

By Bob Andelman Jan 1, 2009 Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine The economy has forced meeting managers to get creative and look for deals in new places. One of those places is barter exchanges — companies that specialize in bringing… Continue Reading →

David Allen Profile (Nimbus/Biz 941)

Cover via AmazonBy Bob AndelmanJuly 2007 Fast Company magazine called New College alum David Allen (’68) “one of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity.” Lots of people know the work of Allen these days through the reach of major… Continue Reading →

Stephen Sensoli Profile (Nimbus/Biz 941)

New College, Sarasota, image by RTC1 via FlickrBy Bob AndelmanJuly 2007 One year of sending his son to the University of Miami and Stephen Sensoli’s father was fed up. “I’m glad you’re having fun,” he said of Stephen’s entertaining freshman… Continue Reading →

Felice Schumacher Profile (Nimbus/Biz 941)

Image via WikipediaBy Bob AndelmanJuly 2007 Felice Schumacher is a recently retired New College alumni (’81). She retired last November at the ripe old age of 46.The 20 preceding years were spent as a human resources professional at a series… Continue Reading →

Carol Flint Profile (Nimbus/Biz 941)

“China Beach” image via WikipediaBy Bob AndelmanJuly 2007 Carol Flint’s is the kind of success story that should inspire future New College applicants, as she can draw a straight line from her Emmy Award as a writer and producer on… Continue Reading →

NBTA’s D.C. Agenda: Don Draves (Corporate Meetings and Incentives)

Image via Wikipedia By Bob Andelman Dec 1, 2008 Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine Among the many groups hoping that the Obama administration will embrace its priorities for change is the National Business Travel Association, focused on issues affecting corporate… Continue Reading →

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