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About Morning Take- In the era of Twitter, Facebook and the 24-hour, minute by minute news cycle morning take is designed to be a short, quick unbiased read for insiders interested in Minnesota politics.
morning take the radio version is every morning M-F at 6:20 AM on WCCO-830AM with Dave Lee. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/station/830-wcco/
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The goal of morning take is not to aggregate much news of the day, but rather provide insights and preview the day ahead and help crystallize or foreshadow items on the horizon I will be transparent about when clients are included, or if I am involved in some event. Please provide tips at email@example.com and any constructive feedback. thanks - blois
About Blois Olson
Ever since he received his first computer while a paperboy, Blois has lived at the entrepreneurial intersection of media, technology and communications.
He began his career managing political campaigns and working in political media through the 1990’s.
Blois founded his first agency at age 26 and built it to be one of the most respected at integrating technology to maximize public relations and public affairs campaigns in the country. The same year he co-founded a Minnesota political website, where he predicted that Gov. Jesse Ventura could be elected.
He sold the firm and left the political publishing business in 2008. Since 2008 he served as EVP and Principal at Tunheim. He still serves of Counsel to Tunheim and their clients.
In 2012, he founded Fluence Media in the belief that the silos of marketing and media have crashed. Fluence provides clients with high-level media and communications strategy, data visualization and insights, content creation and distribution, and marketing.
Recognized as a “Top Marketer” by Minnesota Business magazine in 2012, and named one of “200 Minnesotan’s You Should Know” by Twin Cities Business magazine in 2011, Olson stays connected with clients, the media and business leaders offering counsel, strategy, foresight and perspective on numerous market and political issues. He regularly speaks on topics of political volatility, media change and social media strategies.
His morning take daily tip sheet and radio segment are a must read and listen for business and political leaders in the Midwest. Morning take started as an email to 50 friends and clients and now has over 3,000 daily readers and is a daily feature on WCCO 830AM
Olson is on the must call list of national media, and agencies on both coasts for what’s happening in business and politics in the Midwest. His analysis and clients has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Politico, the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, and numerous other national and local media outlets.
Named to the “40 under 40” by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal at age 31, Olson believes that his entrepreneurial spirit helps him connect and understand client’s business objectives, not just get hired to provide a service.
He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, with a BA in Political Science and Journalism.