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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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Happy 10th Anniversary to CommPRO’s Family 

  We’re incredibly honored and proud of our global community with hundreds of gifted writers, insightful speakers, engaging event hosts and partners. Thank you for your newsworthy, educational, thought-provoking, in-depth and original content that helps our subscribers stay ahead of emerging trends. Our goal has always been to provide our readers with ideas to help…

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Black Communications Professionals Disparately Impacted Due to COVID-19, New Survey Finds

CommPRO Editorial Staff COVID-19 is uniquely impacting Blacks in communications due to organizational shifts brought on by the virus combined with the heightened social justice climate. Recently, Media Frenzy Global, in partnership with the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS), released its 2020 survey, COVID-19’s Impact on Black Communications Professionals, highlighting challenges faced by Black professionals during COVID-19. The survey…

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Richard Levick – Speak Truth With Love, Not Anger

  “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” — Nelson Mandela (born July 18, 1918) The anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth would, by minutes, have been the same day as John…

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Embrace the Disruption: What the Nation’s Protests Can Teach Us

Neil Foote, President, Foote Communications & President, National Black Public Relations Society The death of George Floyd has unleashed years of pent-up emotion. There’s anger, frustration and exasperation with the way this country – built of the fundamental phrase that “All Men Are Created Equal” – has turned our back on us.  What these protests have…

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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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