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Personal Reflection on Being An Immigrant in Trump’s America

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership I am an immigrant, an American by choice. I choose to be an American because of all the places in the world – and I’ve been fortunate to have visited or worked in dozens of countries on six continents – this is one of…

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Trump’s History Lesson

A President Who Tells It Like It Isn’t? Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Ever since I can remember I’ve been a history buff. As a young student, I read works by true historians, and those who wrote fictionalized history. I also learn about history by “sitting in” on lectures by teachers at military schools for…

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Trump & the ‘Madman Theory’ of Communication

David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Since being sworn in as president, everyone has speculated on Donald Trump’s communication strategy.  There seems to be no rhyme nor reason to it.  Many have felt it is a strategy by tweet referring to the President’s constant use of Twitter.  Over the past week, speculation has increased…

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Risky Business: Trump’s Negotiating Style

The Invisible Risks and Rewards of Negotiating Like Trump Peter D. Johnston  If you’re about to jump out of a plane, the risks are obvious.  If you’re negotiating a deal, the risks are often less obvious, if not invisible all together. Just as hard to see can be who holds these risks at the end…

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The Dream PR Combo: Agency Fox, Product Trump

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Clients dream of spending as little as possible while getting the most exposure for whatever product they promote. The impossible client dream? Not really. Substitute Fox News Channel (FNC) for the agency and President Trump for the product and the dream becomes a reality. According to a Nielsen report, FNC…

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Trump Becomes (Almost) Transcendently Non-Partisan

Dan Hill, Ph.D. The president is no longer an apprentice. This was Donald Trump’s third and, at times, probably his best (delivered) State of the Union speech. What people tend to remember are openings, closings and peak moments in experiencing an event and Trump, ever the showman, provided a real doozy of an opening. Always…

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Is Trump Responsible for the Violence?

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership The French philosopher and writer Voltaire warned that those who can make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities. We have seen this phenomenon play out in all parts of the world for the nearly 300 years since Voltaire first warned us. And…

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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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Trump Challenges PR Basics: Let’s Affirm Them

Editor’s Note:  CommPRO reached out to our community, seeking their thoughts about President Donald Trump’s impact on the public relations industry.  We welcome your comments. Ed Patterson and Drew Plant For better and for worse, the Trumpian approach to communication is a real-time public relations case study. On one hand, Trump’s spontaneous, inconsistent, sometimes truth-challenged…

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Like Him or Hate Him: President Donald Trump Is Changing PR

Editor’s Note:  CommPRO reached out to our community, seeking their thoughts about President Donald Trump’s impact on the public relations industry.  We welcome your comments. Can It Go Back to Normal Once He Leaves the White House? Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications President Donald Trump has changed the way political PR operates and how the press covers…

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Trump and the Future of PR

Katie Kern, COO and Partner, Media Frenzy Global In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries identified “post-truth” as the word of the year. On the heels of one of the most highly debated elections in our nation’s history, the term was a nod to the political climate at the time. Fast-forward to 2018 and post-truth, a well-groomed version…

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The Real Trump Deal

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Real Trump Deal, a new book by negotiating expert Marty Latz, takes a look at how President Donald Trump really negotiates – whether it relates to North Korea, Putin, the trade war, immigration and the border crisis, and numerous other issues. The Real Trump Deal (Brisance Books; June 26, 2018 Pub. Date) by…

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How To Spin Trump

Doug Poretz, Principal, Doug Poretz Ltd. Communications Strategy It’s the type of question that intrudes on your consciousness when you’re driving in the car by yourself. Mindless driving. And then, from out-of-nowhere, you ask yourself: “Think you’re a PR genius? OK, genius. How would you spin Trump now?” Think about it. Accept as your premise the reality…

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Major Garrett’s New Book, ‘MR. TRUMP’S WILD RIDE’ – Available Sept. 18th

CommPRO Editorial Staff In MR. TRUMP’S WILD RIDE: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of An Extraordinary Presidency, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett shares his unique insider’s perspective for an authoritative and entertaining account of the most important and wide-reaching events of Donald Trump’s time in office. Major Garrett has been…

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James Comey Goes from FBI Figurehead to Trump Antagonist

David Diaz, Senior Executive, Davenport Laroche  Not that long ago, James Comey thought he would be FBI Director for several more years. Most of his predecessors served for a decade or more, emphasizing the apolitical nature of their position. That all changed when both political parties alleged bias in the FBI during the 2016 presidential election.  After his election, President…

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In Stormy Daniels, Donald J. Trump Meets a Formidable Match

Andrew S. Ricci, Principal, Riccon Strategic Communications Let’s face it: the President’s record with women has not been, to put it lightly, very good. He faced significant questions and accusers long before the infamous Access Hollywood tape came to light on October 7, 2016, just weeks before the presidential election. And since then, he’s had more accusers…

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