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The Unspoken PR Tenet: Bad News Is Good News for Our Business

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant There are many tenets of our business that I disagree with. One that’s near the top of my list is that when a client has a PR crisis, the Merlins of our business, known as PR crises specialists, have the solutions to the problems. Even though history shows that not…

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What Does “Truth on Trial” Mean to You?

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Politics aside, for the moment, do you feel you can speak up and speak out without fear of being attacked, called out or judged both online and offline? On February 26, 2019 “Truth on Trial” hosted by the Schar School of Policy & Government at George Mason University…

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We Have Met The (Publics’) Enemy And It Is Us

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant The phrase, “We have met the enemy and it is us” has been attributed to many people. But who can truthfully deny that the idiom too often also applies to our craft, the public relations business, and to our elder kin, the advertising industry (and to many of the clients…

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Bezos and The National Enquirer – Through the PR Looking Glass

Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications LLC I was asked to share some thoughts on Jeff Bezos’s audacious PR gambit aimed at the blackmail-happy National Enquirer and its Trump puppet owner David Pecker. I was hardly alone in acknowledging the fearless guile of the billionaire owner of Amazon and The Washington Post. It prompted my tweet…

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State of the Union Analysis

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant There are few things as certain in the political spectrum as that the State of the Union speech will disappoint, and last night’s was no exception. From a political point of view, the president’s State of the Union speech was a flop; it was bound to be because the public…

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State of the Union – An Evening of Contrast

Ann Barlow, West Coast President & Partner, Peppercomm Each year during the #SOTU, I enjoy and, to be honest, sometimes cringe at watching the faces of the VP and Speaker of the House behind the president. Even if they are all of the same party, let’s face it: It is not easy to look politely…

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The Four-Letter Word We Shouldn’t Forget 

J.D. “Jim” Fox “I don’t need anyone else to call me a whore,” she said.  “I get it.” That’s part of what New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said in answer to my question about social media at a panel previewing Showtime’s documentary, “The Fourth Estate.” Haberman’s words were in the back of my head…

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Lessons Learned From The 2018 Super Bowl (As We Approach The 2019 Game)

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant The first lesson learned from the lead-up to last year’s Super Bowl is that many of the same subjects and comments from previous years again attracted media attention, regardless of the Roman numerals used to designate the number of years that the game has been in existent. (If you don’t…

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Alec Baldwin Signs up for Anger Classes After Parking Dispute

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  In recent years, Alec Baldwin has become as recognizable for his satirical take on President Donald Trump as for the decades-long movie career that made him an A-list Hollywood star. Fans and critics of Trump have taken sides on Baldwin, either celebrating or decrying his portrayal of the President, but no…

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Cable TV Or Not TV? (A Conundrum)

  Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant It’s no surprise to anyone who has read my writings about cable TV political coverage that I believe to call it “news coverage” is an oxymoron. That’s because cable TV hardly ever – maybe a teensy weensy once in a while – breaks any news. What cable TV presents,…

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By George, His Books Were My Buddies

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group By George, he helped me get through it! That’s right, over the years books have been my buddies who’ve helped me through some tough times.  Books are the best medicine.  Reading is therapeutic.  Once I read the complete works of George Bernard Shaw upside down. That’s right.  I was…

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Off-The-Record Might Be On-The Record (Bad For PR People and Journalists)

  Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant I’ve never been a fan of off-the-record comments, both as a journalists and PR practitioner. As a journalist, whenever some one would say “this is off-the-record,” I would interrupt and say, “If it’s not on the record, don’t tell me because it might tie my hands from using the…

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Who’s Winning the Government Shutdown PR Game?

 Julie Talenfeld, Founder and President, BoardroomPR  When President Donald Trump took to the Oval Office for a nationally televised prime-time address Tuesday, it was the latest in his escalating battle to win the hearts and minds of the American people regarding the need for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.  He wasn’t alone. In the interest of “equal…

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Who’s Winning? Lessons from The Government Shutdown Crisis

Linda J. Popky, Founder of Leverage2Market Associates What started out as a dispute between President Trump and Congress about a wall on the U.S./Mexican border has now turned into a standoff impacting nearly a million government employees who have gone nearly three weeks without a paycheck. The latest volleys in this drama came Tuesday night…

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How to Make Paid Media Pay Off

Gregg Greenberg, General Manager, C-Suite TV Listen PR professionals, I know better than anybody how hard it is to place your clients on quality media outlets these days. If it’s not Trump-related, it doesn’t get on-air. I get it. I know.  I know because for over a decade I booked and interviewed CEOs, fund managers and…

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Journalism Hasn’t Learned From the 2016 Elections: Elizabeth Warren, False Equivalency & Distraction Communications

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatchTM  Two big takeaways from the 2016 election that contributed to the election of President Trump were false equivalency and what can only be described as “distraction communications”. During the election, the (mainstream) media’s focus on balance meant that negative articles about one candidate would consistently include reference to…

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