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Quashing the Free Press: Not a Good Idea

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications After a recent presentation on journalism and the First Amendment, one of the high students asked me a question, “Do you consider yourself a yellow journalist or a muckraker?” I paused for a moment to make sure I answer the young man’s question carefully.   “I am a muckraker,”…

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5 Marketing Research ‘Must-Haves’ for 2017

By Victoria Schlesinger, Digital Content Manager, SmartSurvey There’s no better way to start 2017 than to take stock of emerging trends in today’s continually evolving marketplace and put some best practices in place for the year ahead. Read on to learn about 5 marketing research ‘must-haves’ that will help you meet business objectives during the year……

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A Time to Listen, A Time to Embrace

By Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications Today, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of the Rev.-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This celebration comes at a time when in just a few days the world will witness the inauguration of the United States’ 45th president – Donald J. Trump. This event sends a message…

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INDUSTRY NEWS Trump’s Brand Story – An Unconventional Success Strategy February 19, 2017 | Industry News, Marketing, Public Relations PR Genome Webinar – How PR is Vital to the Future of Branded Video Content in 2017 February 19, 2017 | Events, Industry News, PR Council Donald Trump Rants and Raves at the Press in a Classic Example of Misdirection…

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If PR is Looking for News, Listen for Frothy Words

By Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword and the Script Media Words matter, and his word was frothy. Every time financial news broke, I’d ask him a question or two in reaction. His responses were usually pretty insightful, concise, and often became a source of a trend pitch we’d send to media covering the…

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Facebook, Cable News, and the Post-Truth Era

By Douglas Farrar The people are angry. That’s the core argument of post-election analysis across the board. Democrats are angry at the Electoral College (rigged!), Republicans are angry at basically everything, including each other. White voters are angry at non-whites. Coastal elites are angry at rural Americans (racists!). Working class Americans are angry at globalization.…

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The Path to Healing A Nation Is Through Speaking Up

By Jennifer S. Wilkov, Founder of the Speak Up Women Conference, www.SpeakUpWomen.com The historic 2016 election is over and the results are in. Whether you are celebrating them or disagreeing with them, they are final. It is what it is. As the saying goes, ten percent is what happens to you; the other ninety percent…

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If Diversity Is Important, Let’s Do This: Let’s Support Each Other

By Neil Foote, President, National Black Public Relations Society, Inc. The New York Times recently reported that several major brands including General Mills, HP and Verizon sent letters to the world’s top ad agencies saying that their lack of diversity is a liability.  Diego Scotti, Verizon’s chief marketing officer, explained it quite clearly, “We’re still in…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (September 3 – 9, 2016)

Editor’s Note: Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia Labor senator Sam Dastyari resigned from the frontbench on Tuesday, following a media conference on Monday, after it was revealed a Chinese company paid a personal bill, and Chinese media reported he supported China in relation to South China Sea decisions. Dastyari will continue…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (July 2 – 8, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia After eight weeks of polls showing Labor and the Coalition neck-and-neck ahead of the federal election last Saturday, votes are still being counted and a final result is likely to be called this weekend, with a hung Parliament a possibility. According to the AEC’s…

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Britain’s Image: Democracy at its Best or Worst?

By Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications LONDON – The fallout of BREXIT vote on the UK has been swift. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned only hours after the votes were counted. The British Pound has dropped 4% today, its lowest level in 31 years. Leaders in the some other European Union countries, such as Netherlands and France,…

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