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Trump’s Bashing the Media – Bad for Him, A Disgrace for Democracy

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications The President of the United States has escalated his war on the press – and it’s only going to get worse as the newly minted Democratic majority of the House of Representatives settles in. Oh, wait, not all press. Just everyone else who isn’t Fox News. I’m not being…

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Trump Challenges PR Basics: Let’s Affirm Them

Editor’s Note:  CommPRO reached out to our community, seeking their thoughts about President Donald Trump’s impact on the public relations industry.  We welcome your comments. Ed Patterson and Drew Plant For better and for worse, the Trumpian approach to communication is a real-time public relations case study. On one hand, Trump’s spontaneous, inconsistent, sometimes truth-challenged…

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Like Him or Hate Him: President Donald Trump Is Changing PR

Editor’s Note:  CommPRO reached out to our community, seeking their thoughts about President Donald Trump’s impact on the public relations industry.  We welcome your comments. Can It Go Back to Normal Once He Leaves the White House? Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications President Donald Trump has changed the way political PR operates and how the press covers…

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Trump and the Future of PR

Katie Kern, COO and Partner, Media Frenzy Global In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries identified “post-truth” as the word of the year. On the heels of one of the most highly debated elections in our nation’s history, the term was a nod to the political climate at the time. Fast-forward to 2018 and post-truth, a well-groomed version…

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The Real Trump Deal

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Real Trump Deal, a new book by negotiating expert Marty Latz, takes a look at how President Donald Trump really negotiates – whether it relates to North Korea, Putin, the trade war, immigration and the border crisis, and numerous other issues. The Real Trump Deal (Brisance Books; June 26, 2018 Pub. Date) by…

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How To Spin Trump

Doug Poretz, Principal, Doug Poretz Ltd. Communications Strategy It’s the type of question that intrudes on your consciousness when you’re driving in the car by yourself. Mindless driving. And then, from out-of-nowhere, you ask yourself: “Think you’re a PR genius? OK, genius. How would you spin Trump now?” Think about it. Accept as your premise the reality…

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Major Garrett’s New Book, ‘MR. TRUMP’S WILD RIDE’ – Available Sept. 18th

CommPRO Editorial Staff In MR. TRUMP’S WILD RIDE: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of An Extraordinary Presidency, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett shares his unique insider’s perspective for an authoritative and entertaining account of the most important and wide-reaching events of Donald Trump’s time in office. Major Garrett has been…

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James Comey Goes from FBI Figurehead to Trump Antagonist

David Diaz, Senior Executive, Davenport Laroche  Not that long ago, James Comey thought he would be FBI Director for several more years. Most of his predecessors served for a decade or more, emphasizing the apolitical nature of their position. That all changed when both political parties alleged bias in the FBI during the 2016 presidential election.  After his election, President…

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In Stormy Daniels, Donald J. Trump Meets a Formidable Match

Andrew S. Ricci, Principal, Riccon Strategic Communications Let’s face it: the President’s record with women has not been, to put it lightly, very good. He faced significant questions and accusers long before the infamous Access Hollywood tape came to light on October 7, 2016, just weeks before the presidential election. And since then, he’s had more accusers…

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Hope Hicks Resigns as White House Communications Director: A Big Crisis or Just One More PR Problem for the Trump Administration?

You Need a Flow Chart to Track the White House Crises and Staff Turnover Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications To paraphrase Nicholas Cage’s character in “Con Air,” if the fourth White House Communications Director had resigned during any other administration, that might stand out as unusual. Cage, of course, was talking about a Corvette attached to a…

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A Subdued Trump: But Still Some Dog Whistles

Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates “All politicians lie.  If they don’t, they don’t get elected.  And, if they manage to slip through once, they don’t get re-elected.” Those were the words of Dr. Fred Blevens, Professor of Communications at Florida International University, at an ethics seminar produced by the Public Relations Society of America—Miami chapter—and…

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Of Trump, Tweets and Tabloid?

Michael Hart, Host, The Michael Hart Show Recently, the Twitter-enamored President, Donald Trump, put the American News Media on high alert with his Tweet: “I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the…

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#6 MOST-VIEWED EVENT in 2017: How the Trump Administration May Impact Shareholder Activism – Part II (Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar Overview As President Donald J. Trump continues to build out his administration, it remains far from clear how activists will fare under a Trump administration and whether a Trump administration will foster a climate that is more or less facilitative of shareholder activism.  On Thursday, February 16, 2017, CommPRO hosted a webinar, moderated by Keith Gottfried, leader…

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Omarosa Teases Tell-all about Trump

First, she was a breakout star on The Apprentice, then she was part of President Trump’s inner circle on his successful campaign for the White House. Now, “Omarosa” says she is putting the White House “on notice” as she exits the President’s administration. Telling anyone who would listen in the media that she has “quite…

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AT&T-Time Warner vs. Trump’s DoJ: The Slugfest in the Swamp

Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman and CEO, LEVICK         On Monday afternoon of Thanksgiving week, “referees” signaled the start of what promises to be one of the biggest donnybrooks ever staged in the nation’s capital. It was at that moment that officials at the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the administration’s intention to oppose AT&T’s $85 billion…

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GOP Messaging in the Trump Age is Anything But

2018 is Coming Soon – They Need to Clean it Up Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications The GOP messaging in the age of President Trump is getting lost in a never-ending series of tweets, intra- and inter-party squabbles and a constant drumbeat of bad headlines and dropping poll numbers. This comes as 2018 and the…

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After ESPN Clashes with Trump Where Do They Go Next?

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR For some time now, many sports fans have been expressing frustration for ESPN’s alleged entry into “too much” political commentary. From anchors and commentators sounding off to others connected to the network getting in Twitter feuds with the President, there is some smoke where many folks see fire. But what can…

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In the Trump Era, Silence is No Longer an Option for Corporations

Ryan Rudominer, Principal, R2 Strategic Consulting Much was left unsaid when President Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon that “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” It was a remarkable revolt from corporate America against the CEO President Donald Trump when the decision…

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