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Reflecting on #MeToo Post-Weinstein: Lessons Learned

Deb Muller, CEO of HR Acuity The Harvey Weinstein verdicts handed down this February symbolized more than just putting the Hollywood mogul on trial. Though the judge himself warned the jurors “this is not a referendum on #MeToo,” it’s impossible to see the event as anything other than a watershed moment for the global movement…

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In #MeToo Times, Careful How You Address Your Internet ‘Connections’

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Here’s a snippet of a suggestive, sub rosa conversation I had recently with a woman with whom I “connected” in that globally crowded pick-up bar, Club Internet. Our affair, I mean our Internet encounter, occurred on the business platform, LinkedIn, hardly a dating service. To protect the innocent,…

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Roman Polanski Fires Back at the #MeToo Movement

Mark Angelo, CEO, Yorkville Advisors Sometimes, when you’re caught in the middle of a PR firestorm, your cause gets “help” from a source you really wish would stay out of the narrative altogether. This may be the case for the men currently accused in the #MeToo movement after Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski decided to weigh in on…

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Is it Time for a PR Comeback of Some of the #MeToo Men?

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Explores His Options – Will Others Follow? We’re in a “Now What” Period on #MeToo … and then there’s Cosby   Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications Since last year and the fall of Harvey Weinstein, some 100 or more powerful men in Hollywood, the media, politics and elsewhere have been caught up…

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#MeToo: What Everyone Can Learn About Taking A Stand On Social Media And How To Do It

Julie Talenfeld, President, BoardroomPR Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Ashley Judd, Reese Witherspoon, Terry Crews… Debra Messing, Anna Paquin… Evan Rachel Wood, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union… America Ferrera, Alyssa Milano… and the list goes on. In the beginning of October, allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood…

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4 Lessons Learned from “For Immediate Release”

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  In the last 10 years since For Immediate Release was originally published, the communications industry has experienced an incredible shift in best practices and ways to communicate. These changes are impacted by ongoing current events that change not only the ways businesses and brands function but also how consumers respond and react.  What are…

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How to Stop Negative Political Ads

  Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah University, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org  In thousands of ads each day, companies consistently focus on themselves, rarely mentioning competitors, let alone firing a direct shot at one.  So, why do political ads routinely take aim at their opponents?  As a battleground state resident, I’ve already witnessed an unprecedented barrage…

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Richard Levick Asks: ‘What’s a Director to Do?’

“Are directors even relevant anymore?” – Fortune 150 Board Member   Today we release the fourth eBook in our series on challenging issues facing companies and institutions, this one on our thoughts about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We are planning a number of additional broadcasts soon, including a new series we have developed with CommPRO and the Museum of Public…

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McDonalds Does Crisis Management the Right Way

David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group McDonalds stands out for handling its latest crisis with former CEO Steve Easterbrook right.  The fast food giant let Easterbrook go last year after discovering that he had had a consensual relationship with an employee.  When McDonalds terminated Easterbrook last year it said it had evidence of only…

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Richard Levick – It’s Complicated

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but…life obliges them over and over to give birth to themselves.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK In the 1940s, my grandfather Lou loved baseball so much that he not only went to…

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Richard Levick – Into the Breach

  Take a listen to a special edition of In House Warrior, the daily podcast of the Corporate Counsel Business Journal, as John Mullen, of the law firm Mullen Coughlin, which handles approximately 2,500 cyber incidents a year, provides insight into best cyber practices. It’s 25 minutes well-spent. Please also take a look at NewsWhip/Axios’ analysis of social media…

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Standing Out Among the Election Crowd

Hamed Wardak, Entrepreneur With all the publicity and hoopla among candidates for office, how does a brand stand out in the crowd? As if the democratic presidential primary didn’t create enough chaos in the marketplace, the recent impeachment proceedings and subsequent fallout from publicity over it have created enough pandemonium to divert attention away from…

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Women Launch Campaign for Gender Parity in Investing

CommPRO Editorial Staff Research shows that gender diverse teams significantly outperform – but women are still highly underrepresented in the number of fund managers. PEWIN #HerWorth challenge hopes to change that. In managing their wealth, women are looking for investments that align with their values.  However, many women are finding that they don’t have any female-led funds…

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Israeli Opera Welcomes Domingo, Responds to Protest

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Some corners of the international opera world were turned upside down last year with 80-year-old global opera sensation Placido Domingo was accused of multiple instances of inappropriate sexual behavior. The allegations called into question not only Domingo’s personal behavior but the culture of opera in general, causing many stakeholders to take…

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Can We All Just Get Along: New Rules for the Internet

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK I get it. We’re angry. Disruption is coming to take our jobs. The future is no longer secure. Iowa can’t hold a caucus without messing up. The presidency and Senate are no longer just…

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The New Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Brings Down Entertainment Publicist Peggy Siegal

How or Should a PR Person Recover from a Connection with Something Worse than #MeToo? Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications  In the annals of PR executives connected to controversial or scandal-ridden people, there have been plenty. Entertainment publicist Peggy Siegal has recently lost several pieces of work from Hollywood studios and other companies. Her offense?…

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