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Is It Time to Retire That Publicity Bris, The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony?

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Why do we keep circumcising our businesses?  Can’t we come up with more creative, imaginative ways to open our stores, restaurants, factories? I know I sure can. Once I had the secret Krispy Kreme recipe arrive at one of their new stores in an Armored Brinks Truck. I had armed…

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Comey vs. RNC vs. DNC: And The Winner Is…

Andy Curry As James Comey’s book tour opens and the media highlights the parts creating the most controversy, both the RNC and DNC will be ready to refute what could damage their side and amplify what will help their cause. It’s no secret the President’s allies will fight back against Comey’s claims.  They will want…

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Just Like It’s Not Easy bein’ Green, It’s Not Easy bein’ Brief

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group  Take it from me, a writer of speeches, books and blogs.  It takes a lot more time and effort to write a short piece, versus a long one. And usually the shorter they are, the more punch they have, definitely in humor with the famous “one liner.”  Is not…

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Crisis Response: “A Higher Loyalty”

David Johnson, Founder & CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir, “A Higher Loyalty” comes out on April 17th. Comey is planning a massive media blitz and multi-city book tour to promote the book. ABC is airing a primetime interview with Comey and George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, April 16th. Tickets to…

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Sorry PR, the Public Will Be a Lower Priority for Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony

Scott Sobel, MA Media Psychology, kglobal Agency Public perception usually trumps reality when VIP’s testify before Congress.  In the case of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the converse will be true, perception will be trumped by the legal content and facts that Congress, and especially Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, will parse during Zuckerberg’s commentary.…

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Ronn Torossian On Kathy Griffin’s Comeback Attempt

Kathy Griffin has always been a provocative comic, and that made her an acquired taste for many, especially those who didn’t quite align with her political views. Still, many on the left of the political spectrum loved her, as did those who appreciated the self-described “hardworking, obnoxious, red-haired comedy girl.”  Then came the infamous image:…

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New Sexual Harassment Policies at PR Agencies

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Excluding show biz, and that includes the modeling trade, the only business that I know that employs as many attractive females as cable TV is our business, where looks are often the prime requisite for a PR job. After years of walking the floors of agencies, I’ve often wondered if…

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60 Minutes Cashes in on Stormy Daniels Controversy

Mark Angelo, CEO, Yorkville Advisors There’s a cliché going around that people “don’t watch the news anymore.” Well, that’s certainly not the case when Stormy Daniels is on 60 Minutes. The CBS news magazine enjoyed its highest ratings in a decade when Daniels sat down with Anderson Cooper recently. More than 22 million people tuned in,…

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Analyst Hammers Fox News in Resignation Letter

Mark Angelo, CEO, Yorkville Advisors Fox News has been known to run a pretty tight ship. Even anchors and reporters who chose to leave the network often did so on fairly quiet terms. Certain exceptions apply, of course, but no one has quite gone out the same way Ralph Peters recently did. Peters is a long-time…

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Now Who’d Want to Bust Poor Little Tony?

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group  Much earlier in my topsy-turvy PR career I was assigned to rescue three wonderful, but much maligned clients at the time: poor little Tony the Tiger and his buddies, Snap, Crackle and Pop.  The mean ole government tried unsuccessfully to bust them, break them up, throw them in the…

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The Term “White Lie” Gives All PR Pros a Bad Name

Cristal Steuer, Senior Strategist, TVP Communications When Hope Hicks used the term “white lie” while testifying about the Russia investigation to the House Intelligence Committee, she gave all public relations professionals a bad name. As a professional communicator, the term “white lie” should not be in your vocabulary much less used.  Honesty and transparency is an important…

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Where Will Hope Hicks Go Now?

Edward Ed Schinik, CFO, Yorkville Advisors Just weeks after multiple media outlets declared her one of the most intriguing and stalwart members of the Trump White House, Hope Hicks is leaving. Of all the departures from this somewhat turbulent administrative team, this one might be the most surprising.  Since long before the election, Hicks was close to…

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A Great Public Relations Future Ahead For Hope Hicks

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR Hope Hicks, the 29-year-old White House Communications director recently resigned to “pursue other opportunities,” receiving the President’s blessing in leaving. Hicks is the youngest person ever to fill this position, she did excellent work (clearly in a very hard role, for a very hard boss), and by all accounts was well-liked within the White…

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Is Hope Hicks’ Time Out of the Spotlight at an End?

Ed Schinik, CFO, Yorkville Advisors One of the most interesting aspects of the Trump administration, so far, has been that one of the most important figures has managed to stay almost completely out of the spotlight. While many of President Trump’s aides, members of his cabinet, and even members of his family, are in the news…

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Not Fake News: FINRA 2018 Priorities

Elin Cherry, CEO, Elinphant Adaptions and “CliffsNotes” version of FINRA 2018 Priorities. All opinions are my views and do not necessarily reflect FINRA guidance. My recommendations offer proactive advice to address FINRA priorities in anticipation of a FINRA examination, sweep letter or inquiry. I adjusted the topic structure to emphasize the priorities that I believe…

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An Inspirational Educational Journey Honoring Black History Month

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency On Thursday, February 1, 2018, I attended, “Celebrating Black PR History” at Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City. Dr. Rochelle Ford, Chair, Public Relations Department, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Relations at Syracuse University welcomed guests and esteemed speakers, Keynote Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. Co-Founder and President…

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The State of the Union Is … The Same as Before the Speech

Andrew Ricci, Vice President, LEVICK  The State of the Union Address, mandated in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, requires the president to periodically “give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”  Thus, at its most basic,…

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Lessons Learned From The 2017 Super Bowl

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant There are few certain occurrences that sports fans can look forward to. One that takes place early in every new year is the Super Bowl, the National Football League’s season’s finale of American’s most violent life threatening, life shortening, commercial-laden TV sporting extravaganza. The next Super Bowl will be number…

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The President Who Wants to Be King: Communications & Consent

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO, CommunicationsMatchTM Once upon a time, among the privileges of being a King or Queen was you could pretty much do what you wanted. You wanted someone’s head cut off, you gave the word. You wanted to punish people for their catholic, protestant or muslim religion, they went to the…

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