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SPOKEies™ University with Neil Foote

Neil Foote, CEO of Foote Communications, UNT Professor and President of National Black Public Relations Society, spoke with Doug Simon, Founder of The SPOKEies™ and D S Simon Media via Skype offering his best practices for brand and non-profit spokespeople. He also offered strategies for positioning your spokesperson in the best light while pitching your story.

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Executive Roundtable: Reframing Account Management for Organic Growth

Event Overview CommPRO in partnership with TPC Growth recently brought together agency leaders for a virtual breakfast discussion on the future of organic growth and the importance of the approach. What works, and what doesn’t in 2020? The trends? The opportunities? The strategies? This discussion includes approaches for the current pandemic environment, as well as what our…

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Bracing for Impact in 2020: What We Can Learn from MLK’s Journey

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications As the nation braces for a contentious, divisive presidential election year ahead, Rev.-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s voice of reason and calm is needed more than ever. Not unlike 1968, 2020 is a year when this nation is on edge.  Back then, the Vietnam War loomed over the nation…

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##Post Mueller Report: The Spin is On

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications The spin doctors and pundits are out in full force. The release of the Mueller Report – at least the U.S. Attorney General William Barr summary of it – has cable TV interpreting the what was actually written – and what was intimated by the memo. Let’s just say…

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A Discussion of Accountability – #NorthamResign

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications Let me be clear: There isn’t any time when black face is acceptable – now, last year, five years ago, in grad school, high school or grade school. No, absolutely not. Virginia Gov. Roger Northam needs to join now former Florida Secretary of State Mike Ertel and former NBC…

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Celebrating Black PR History: Diverse Voices

For the Museum of Public Relations’ fourth annual Black PR History event, they are exploring the subject through the personal histories of industry leaders from agencies, corporations and academia. These esteemed panelists are all contributors to  Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership, the first-of-a-kind book sponsored by the PRSA Foundation and published last year by PRMuseum Press .…

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Trump’s Bashing the Media – Bad for Him, A Disgrace for Democracy

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications The President of the United States has escalated his war on the press – and it’s only going to get worse as the newly minted Democratic majority of the House of Representatives settles in. Oh, wait, not all press. Just everyone else who isn’t Fox News. I’m not being…

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#MLK 50th Anniversary

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications Even though an assassin’s bullet took the life or the Rev.-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago, his presence surrounds us. King’s life left the world with so many resilient qualities that are synonymous with any good brand – passion, consistency and inspiration. Let’s be clear –…

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An Inspirational Educational Journey Honoring Black History Month

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency On Thursday, February 1, 2018, I attended, “Celebrating Black PR History” at Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City. Dr. Rochelle Ford, Chair, Public Relations Department, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Relations at Syracuse University welcomed guests and esteemed speakers, Keynote Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. Co-Founder and President…

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CommunicationsMatch Partners with National Black Public Relations Society to Help Companies Find Diverse PR & Communications Agencies

CommPRO Editorial Team CommunicationsMatch, a PR and communications agency and freelancer search and engagement platform, has established a partnership with the National Black Public Relations Society, Inc. (NBPRS) and will be adding its members to the more than 5,000 agencies and professional profiles listed on its matching search engine. The firm also created a new…

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Why Diversity Matters: H&M’s Hoodie Crisis and Other Unfortunate Missteps

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications H&M’s hoodie “mistake” is extremely disappointing, primarily because it’s 2018 and we really thought we had gone beyond “oversights” like this.  The company has apologized, issuing a statement and removing the image. The model’s mother seems to feel that the controversy is much ado about nothing. She’s encouraging people to get over…

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MLK Would Want the Cycle of Hate to End

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications Right about now, as the world celebrates Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the world is on edge.  President Trump has maligned citizens of Haitians and African countries. In Hawaii, residents panicked in fear for 38-minutes when an alarm about a missile attack was a false alarm.  The…

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