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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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Democratic Debate # 6: The Comparisons

(With Lessons That Apply to Agency Life From The Debate Stage) Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant The first four Democratic presidential wannabe debates had Democrats attacking Democrats. Thus, I thought the winner of all of them was President Trump. But the TV script changed during Debate # 5, on November 20, because the candidates mostly…

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Giuliani’s Staggering Fall from Grace (Op-Ed)

Timothy M. Gay Two weeks before the gruesome 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, a New York City fireman named Michael Gorumba perished while fighting a three-alarm blaze on Staten Island. What made Gorumba’s sacrifice doubly heartbreaking was that he was scheduled to walk his younger sister down the aisle at her September 16…

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In Sports, Money Is The Winner

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant When the book about the greatest public relations campaigns is written, near the top of the list, if not leading the list, will be the faux programs related to sports. It will not include the record breaking performances of individual athletes, but the fictional myth promoted by the industry that…

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Fake News, Fake Anguish, Fake Debates? You Decide

(Even When It’s Real, Radio, TV News and Debates Are Also Shams) Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant So episode two of the multi-channel sham TV series mischaracterized as Democratic debates is history. And again a direct line between the president of the United States and the cable networks has been proven: Donald Trump says that…

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Billionaire Launches First Cannabis-tied Cryptocurrency and Global Hemp Exchange

CommPRO Editorial Staff  Alkiviades David and his Swiss-based consortium have launched The Swissx Bank of Cannabis headquartered in Gstaad and with a Caribbean headquarters to be named soon. The Bank also operates SWX Coin, a cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin’s blockchain with single unit pricing is pegged directly to the median global price of premium hemp…

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Facebook Owns Our Data. Should It Own Our Wallets?

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Since 2016, Facebook ( (FB[NGS] – $203.88 0.03 (0.01%) Trade )) has faced numerous scandals, including its news feed, its Beacon program, third-party apps accessing and exposing users’ personal data, its mood-manipulation experiment, the Cambridge Analytica fiasco which exposed ties to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, GDPR, massive data thefts, violations about Germany’s hate…

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If I Were Advising The Democratic Approach To The 2020 Election

(A Roadmap To Defeating ‘The Pinocchio President,’ Who Likes Dictators And Demeans Democratic Governments) Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Even though the Democrats haven’t yet decided on their 2020 presidential candidate, the campaign for the White House has been under way even before Donald Trump was sworn in as president. But the first official Democratic…

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TV Re-run Time

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant When Gilbert and Sullivan wrote, “The flowers that bloom in the spring, Tra la,” for Nanki-Poo to sing in their comic opera, “The Mikado,” they had no idea that the lyrics might apply to the American political scene. Substitute the word “candidates” for “flowers” and the lyrics depict what passes…

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#MuellerReport – Managing the ‘Spin’ Game

David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group The long wait is over.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued his report  – on his investigation into alleged collusion by President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and obstruction of justice by President Trump into the investigation – to the Department of Justice.  After…

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