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The Convention Errors

(Author’s Note: Even though the 2020 presidential campaign began on January 20, 2017, the day President Trump was sworn in, traditionally the campaigns begin after Labor Day. So between now and Election Day, November 3, on this web site, I’ll be writing a series of political columns. The first has to do with the Democratic…

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Virtual Communication Lessons from the DNC

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Over the last few months, organizations have transitioned from traditional offices to the virtual workplace, which makes your continued effectiveness as a communicator increasingly dependent on your ability to connect with, and influence others in this dramatically new environment.  With that in mind, I hope you watched the Democratic National Convention. For the…

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New News Means New Thinking

Arthur Solomon A couple of days ago, I wrote a column giving my opinion on who is the best person for Joe Biden to select as his vice-presidential running mate. My first choice was Elizabeth Warren. My second choice was Susan Rice. Unlike TV political pundits who never admit they were wrong and, when they…

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How To Lose The Presidential Election, Again

(With Advice That Applies To None Political Accounts) Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was victorious not because his message had the broadest public support – he received almost 3-million less votes less than Hillary Clinton – but because of infighting among the various constituencies that make up the…

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Wanted! This Man and Woman for Walking on the Beach

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group It’s hard to believe all the angst my Open Letter to The Mayor of Boca Raton, Florida caused this week.  I dared to request that he open the “private” beach in front of our condo, just for runners and walkers like my wife Rita and me seen here in…

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My Take Your Child To Work Dream

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Maybe because April 23 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in United States, I had a dream about doing so last night. In the dream, I took my children to the PR office that has been my home away from home for many years. As we walked…

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As Good As It Can Possibly Get

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant My entire working life has consisted of newspapering or PRing.  Both of these businesses are not known for dealing with the most forthright individuals. But I’ve been blessed. During my career, I’ve never been lied to, misled or harassed by people I reported to or worked with. Here are some…

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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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Democratic Debate Column #10: Biden’s Last Stand?

(And the Democratic Debacles Continue, Along with Some Important PR Lessons) Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant For the better part of a year, maybe longer, former veep Joe Biden has been boasting of his ability to attract African-American voters, and has said that the Democratic primary on February 29 in South Carolina will validate his…

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Democratic Debate # 9: Bloomberg’s Las Vegas Gamble

(Prediction: In Vegas More Losers Than Winners, As Usual; And Three Important PR Lessons) Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant It’s appropriate that the February 19 debate, the first after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, will be in Las Vegas, Nevada. Because it’s time for the two front-running candidates, Sen. Sanders and Pete…

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Ketchum’s Barri Rafferty Offers Advice to Companies From the Data Privacy Conversation at Davos

Barri Rafferty, Global CEO & President, Ketchum With the world’s eyes on Davos, it’s a bit ironic that privacy is such a key topic. But with so many tech leaders in attendance—along with the politicians seeking to regulate their companies—it’s a natural place for a discussion about how the data of billions is being used. Privacy “cannot be a luxury good,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai here yesterday, echoing…

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My 2019 Cable TV “Breaking News” – (Not Really) Column

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant It’s certainly not “Breaking News” to those who have read my columns criticizing cable TV political programs over the years that I believe that the political channels have poisoned American politics, as well as providing substandard coverage. I fault cable news reporters, with few exceptions, for acting like parrots and…

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Sarah Sanders Set Spokesperson Standard (#6 Trending Article in 2019)

Bruce Mendelsohn, Principal, The Hired Pen You may neither have liked what she said or how she said it, nor for or to whom. But on the eve of her departure, it’s difficult to deny Sarah Sanders’ effectiveness as President Trump’s trumpet. In 23 months as White House Spokesperson, Sanders, 36, gained prominence as one of…

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Talking Tech 2019: Year in Review

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency When I look back on the year, I’d never anticipate how eye-opening 2019 was. For me, January was about deciphering all the questions about artificial intelligence (AI). Most notably, the fear of robots taking over our jobs and machines becoming super intelligent. Nearly a year later, the debate…

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