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John Brennan and José Andrés Headline Executive Marketers Leadership Summit

By CommPro.biz Editorial Staff Intersport and Washington Speakers Bureau hosted some of the nation’s top business leaders in Augusta, Ga. for the inaugural Executive Marketers Leadership Summit. Former CIA Director John Brennan and culinary innovator José Andrés were the featured speakers. Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider U.S. Alyson Shontell served as the moderator of the Summit…

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House of Cards vs. 24-7 White House Coverage

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR Given the media circus surrounding President Trump’s administration as well as his past efforts helming successful television programs, many are making comparisons between Trump and the hit Netflix series, House of Cards. Of course, many also made similar comparisons to the Clintons when Sec. Clinton was in the running to be POTUS.…

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Unpacking the Mixed Messaging from the White House Press Podium

Rhonda Adams, New York based entrepreneur The Trump administration’s increasingly toxic relationship with the mainstream Washington press corps took a possible turn for the better when Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stood in for her recently embarrassed boss. Sean Spicer has bounced between caustic exchanges with the media and comedic moments at his expense, including…

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Cool Tools for the Inquisitive PR Pro

Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications One of the daily email newsletters to which I subscribe is Product Hunt, founder by Ryan Hoover. This carefully distilled selection of serendipitous new gadgets, apps, podcasts, and productivity tools rarely ceases to surprise me. Invariably, they make my professional life easier and home life more enjoyable.  Product Hunt eliminates…

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Good Night, and Good Luck (Op-Ed)

  Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Saturday night, while watching Trump’s “Fake News” press attacks, I’m reminded of the 2005 movie, “Good Night, and Good Luck,” a powerful illustration of our Constitutional rights regarding freedom of the press. The movie portrays Senator Joseph McCarthy’s campaign to root out communists in America. During…

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PR Measurement Conference Recap

Austin Gaule, PR Measurement Director at Universal Information Services Some of public relation’s greatest measurement minds were out in force at the PR News Measurement Conference on April 21st at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Among the royalty that attended were Katie Paine and Johna Burke , David Rockland, Richard Bagnall, and so many…

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It’s About the Money, Stupid (Op-Ed)

Jennefer Witter, CEO/Founder, The Boreland Group Inc. Don’t be fooled. Bill O’Reilly was not kicked out off Fox News because of great moral indignation. Yes, morale at the network is low; yes, women who work at Fox were indignant; and yes, the thought of a powerful personality harassing those in weaker positions is reprehensible. What…

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Ann Coulter versus Berkeley

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR After even President Obama came out and mocked colleges for things like safe spaces and stifling free speech, one might have felt safe to say those days were over. Then someone invited conservative pundit Ann Coulter to speak at Berkeley. When the firebrand accepted the invitation, the folks at Berkeley immediately rescinded…

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A Desperate United Airlines Feeds the Beast – Or Tries To

Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman and CEO, LEVICK As of this writing, a perfect storm overwhelms every effort by United Airlines to dig itself out of the abyss. At one point on Tuesday, CEO Oscar Munoz’ stunningly tardy but heartfelt third attempt at an apology seemed to offer some ray of hope or at least strong…

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Pepsi Ad Creates Stir in Social Media

Todd Grossman, CEO, Americas Talkwalker When Pepsi decided to air an ad that focused on what appeared to be protests like those that have taken place nationwide over the past year, but solved all problems with a soda from a celebrity, the company clearly didn’t anticipate the amount of backlash that it would incur. The…

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Bill O’Reilly Losing Advertisers, But is He Losing Fans?

Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR TV talking head and top-rated pundit Bill O’Reilly is catching some heat and losing some advertisers these days. After reports surfaced about sexual harassment allegations made against O’Reilly, competing networks had a field day blasting that headline out, where consumers picked it up and started calling advertisers. So far, big brands…

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Napolitano Back at Fox, Standing by Claim That Got Him Suspended

Rhonda Adams,  New York Entrepreneur For a week or so the media world was ablaze with a series of high-profile bumps and bruises among popular faces on TV news. Andrew Napolitano was dropped from Fox after he insisted on statements his own network said had no basis in fact. And Tomi Lahren was suspended from…

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Boeing And The Art of Public Relations

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR Boeing has had an up and down 2017 so far. After a well-publicized back and forth with the President, Boeing recently announced coming layoffs at one of its commercial jet factories. Now that announcement has a dateline: May 2017. Boeing has spent the past year reducing its US-based workforce, mostly through…

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