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Gearing Up For Year-End Success: The Power of Intentionality

Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communications As summer draws to a close, we are all starting to think about the fall, and the inevitable race to year end.  For me, the end of the year signifies a time to ramp up focus, press the pedal down and bring my team along with me on this demanding journey. …

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A Glimmer of Hope for Journalism?

Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications A Harvard University analysis of The New York Times and other so-called paradigms of journalism showed serious dereliction of duty during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The Washington Post‘s astute media chronicler and former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan observed: During the 2016 presidential campaign, the national news…

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Charlottesville: Journalism, Balance & False Equivalence

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatch During the election cycle, the issue of false equivalence or false balance in the media – the idea that equal weight is given to issues that are not logically comparable – was the subject of intense debate.  But interest waned, and attention shifted to FAKE NEWS. The…

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Standing Together: CEOs & Companies Send A Powerful Message

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO, CommunicationsMatch In my column, “The Risk of Wrath: CEOs, Companies & Communicators Need to Take a Stand,” I argued that business leaders needed to take a stand against hate by standing together. Yesterday, the leaders of Donald Trump’s main business advisory council did just that. They disbanded the group…

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7 Ways to Avoid a PR Nightmare

Julie Talenfeld, President, BoardroomPR Businesses looking to produce and deliver an effective corporate message and crisis communications response can take a look at the current situation in Washington D.C. to see exactly how it shouldn’t be done. From inconsistent and conflicting messaging, to the problematic use of social media, leaders from the White House to…

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The Risk of Wrath: CEOs, Companies & Communicators Need to Take a Stand

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO, CommunicationsMatch Whether CEOs and communicators like it or not, companies are increasingly expected to stand up for their values. They are no longer neutral islands, far from the madding currents of society. They are expected to articulate what their company believes in and what it does not.  Companies are…

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CNN Sends Jeffrey Lord Packing

Rhonda Adams Political pundit Jeffrey Lord is out at CNN. Lord was a fixture during the Presidential campaign and after the election. As one of the most blatantly pro-Trump pundits in media, and one of only a few on CNN, Lord definitely carved out a niche. His indefatigable defense of and support for then-candidate and…

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Chasing Squirrels: Tweet Storms & ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications President Donald Trump has mastered the art of daily tweet storms where he dictates policy and distracts the public and the press. The result: the people and the press end up focused on issues that change daily, kind of like a dog chasing a squirrel. On any given day,…

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A Parade of Horribles

Jennefer Witter, CEO/Founder, The Boreland Group Inc. Anthony Scaramucci, the recently appointed White House Communications Director, went off on an eye-popping tirade to the New Yorker after a dinner he had with Donald and Melanie Trump and others was leaked to the press. Among his more colorful comments: —“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to…

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Michael Levine…..For Consideration

COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author – www.MichaelLevineMedia.com): A fascinating finding about the 2016 is that voters who never left, or remain close to, their hometowns tended to vote for Trump, while those who moved away were inclined to support Hillary Clinton. Among voters for Clinton, 27 percent lived in their hometown and 43…

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Sean Spicer, Tokyo-on-the-Potomac’s First Casualty

Andrew Ricci, Vice President, LEVICK In many ways, Sean Spicer was always an outsider in the Trump organization, even though he’s been one of the most popular and well known figures within it. He’s been lampooned by Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live and his on-camera press briefings – back in the old days when they were a…

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