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OP Ed: Winning The Presidential Battle, But Losing The Election War

Democrats Must Change Their Tactics And Messaging To Appeal to More Americans Or Risk Becoming A Minority (No Pun Intended) Party (Author’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of occasional political columns that I’ll be writing for CommPRO.biz until Inauguration Day, January 20. Previously, I wrote 17 political columns leading up to Election Day. FYI…

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Felicia Blow, APR, Elected 2022 PRSA Chair 

CommPRO Editorial Staff PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced the individuals elected to its 2021 Board of Directors. The nominations were made by the 2020 Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee, and were approved by the delegates of the 2020 PRSA Leadership Assembly, held in a virtual format due…

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Can Google Be Trusted?

  Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah University, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org  Ask people their biggest brand loyalties and they’ll mention names like Apple, Coca-Cola, and Nike.  Flying under the radar, however, is a firm whose product most people use far more often.  It’s second nature to ‘Google’ any online search, but does a company…

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How to Market Unity

Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah University, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org  In his first speech after news media declared him the election winner, Joe Biden urged Americans to “come together as a nation,” “unite,” and “heal.”  Those are commendable words with admirable intent, but given the deep divisions besetting the country, is it realistic to believe…

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A Few Problems I Have With Cable TV Political Reporting During The 2020 Presidential Election Season (Actually, Many Problems Would Be Truthful)

(Author’s Note: This is the second in a series of occasional political columns that I’ll be writing for CommPRO.biz until Inauguration Day, January 20. Previously, I wrote 17 political columns leading up to Election Day. FYI – My first public relations job was with a political firm, where I worked on local, statewide and presidential…

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Will We Need Another Elvis to Combat Vaccine Phobia? (Op-Ed)

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group The technical name for it is trypanophobia, which is an extreme fear of injections or hypodermic needles. And in the 1950’s, it was rampant as thousands of teenagers were afraid to take a vaccination to protect themselves against the scourge of that time, polio. There are vestiges of that same…

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The Social Dilemma: A Documentary and Big Tech’s Grasp Over Us

  Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the Senate committee held a hearing with Big Tech CEOs Jack Dorsey of Twitter, CEO Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and CEO Sundar Pichai of Alphabet Inc., Google. The hearing was called, “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior” which…

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Ghosting Communicators – A Halloween Tale

  Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatchTM  You email someone you know in a business context – a communications professional – and you don’t hear back. The mind starts spiraling down the path of alternatives. Are they are ignoring you? You did something wrong? Are you being an annoyance? Are they are too busy…

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National Police Association On Revisiting Defamation

Joel Shults, Contributor, the National Police Association At the National Police Association, we know police careers have never been more fragile. The rights of police officers have never been more important, but an officer’s access to the courts to fight assaults on their character and credibility remains limited. It may be time to revisit an officer’s…

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What We Now Know About The Career Path of Social Media Managers

Marcia DiStaso, Ph.D., PR Department Chair, University of Florida Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, President and CEO, Institute for Public Relations About a year ago, the IPR Digital Media Research Center (DMRC) met to discuss the topic of our next research project. Marcia DiStaso, Ph.D., APR, co-author of the study and chair and professor of the…

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IPR Releases New Study: ‘The Career Path of a Social Media Professional’

  CommPRO Editorial Staff Approximately half of social media managers say they work more than their colleagues and plan to leave their current role within two years, according to a new study of social media managers. The Institute for Public Relations, Ragan Communications, and the University of Florida partnered on a survey of more than 450 social…

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