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 Mr. President, My Suite Will Be Yours Forevermore

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group The passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, evokes this tender memory of once meeting him, albeit under somewhat embarrassing conditions. My wife and I were staying in the Presidential suite at the Mendenhall outside of Philadelphia when the he checked into the…

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The Caravan: Children’s Disappointment in the Making? (Commentary)

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Is it our borders alone that define us as a Nation? Or is it together with our values, our beliefs, our traditions and maybe that statue in the harbor called Liberty. Chief Justice Roberts says “We do not have Obama judges.” President Trump’s tweets an Obama judge ruled against…

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What is Patriotism to Thee? (Commentary)

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group President Macron, you say patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism? And you say this boldly in the presence of “America First” President Donald J. Trump? Do you really think “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” as you went on to say at the ceremony marking 100 years…

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The Post-Midterm Election Political Landscape: What Communicators Need to Know

Caryn Benisch,  Managing Account Supervisor, Ketchum Public Affairs The country and news cycle has been focused on Tuesday’s midterm elections. The balance of power at both the state and federal level is shifting, leaving a host of new faces on Capitol Hill and in legislatures nationwide. These new influencers, regulators and policymakers need to be educated by…

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It’s All About the Message: Lessons from the Midterm Elections

Linda Popky In 1964, communications strategist Marshall McLuhan told us the medium is the message. But during Tuesday’s midterm elections, it wasn’t the medium that mattered—it was the message that reigned supreme. Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no question that Donald Trump is masterful at delivering a powerful message. His recent non-stop…

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How Important Are Political Statements By Entertainers? (And the Public Relations Affect Of Actors Talking Politics.)

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, where as senior vice president/senior counselor I was responsible for restructuring, managing and playing key roles in some of the most significant national and international sports and nonsports programs and travelled internationally as a media advisor to high-ranking government officials, I worked at a PR firm whose…

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The NEW Year of the Woman

Nancy F. Koehn, Historian at the Harvard Business School  It’s a now too-familiar refrain—men don’t listen when women speak. Previous American presidents have been accused of this, but, in the past, there was a veneer of civility to how chief executives referred to and addressed women, and, by some, a heartfelt attempt to make things…

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2018 Election: Employees Request Time Off to Vote

David Weisenfeld, JD, Legal Editor, XpertHR Election Day is  upon us, and the one certainty is that interest in the outcome is at an all-time high. An NPR story predicts that voter turnout could hit a 50-year record for a midterm election with few people, regardless of their political persuasion, neutral about President Trump. The recent…

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Banking on Halloween

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Walking into your neighborhood bank branch is not a very electrifying experience. Often eerily quiet and on the darkish side, banks are pretty somber, dull places, right?  So why wouldn’t you think of bankers as creepy.  Scary.  Halloweenish! Thinking about this while making a deposit at Bank of America…

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Truth on Trial: Implications for Communicators (On-Demand Video)

    #TruthOnTrial Event Overview Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News; Richard S. Levick, Chairman & CEO, LEVICK; Joe Lockhart, Former Press Secretary to President Clinton; Michael Zeldin, CNN Legal Analyst; Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director for President Trump;  Sheryl Battles, VP, Communications and Diversity Strategy at Pitney Bowes  and others…

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Never Wrong (Even When They Are)

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Job security in the public relations business is an oxymoron. It became more so when ad agencies began to gobble up independent shops and treat them as profit centers.  The lack of jobs also hit our journalist kin who worked at print dailies and mags, when ad money transferred to TV.…

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Live Social Video Streaming

D S Simon Media at the West Digital Client Summit   How can brands and non-profits make the best use of live social video to grow their organizations? Douglas Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media presented survey findings on live video streaming and spoke with Ben Chodor, President of Digital Media Solutions, West Corporation. The…

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If Not Now, When

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Now that the Kavanaugh hearings are history, let’s look at a business that I believe is most responsible for distorting the American political system, and news in general, causing the divide in our country: the cable TV political programs. As we near Election Day 2018 and the rhetoric delivered by…

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Playing The Blame Game

Thomas Madden, CEO, TransMedia Group  Okay, who’s to blame for that sudden steep stock market plunge that’s taken a hefty bite out of our net worth? I’m trying to aim a spotlight on the guilty, but it won’t stand still.  It keeps roving across a panoply of blamers. President Trump blames the Fed. Democrats blame Trump.…

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Does Democracy Die in Darkness?

Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications LLC Hardly a day passes without my seeing a tweet from or about Civil, a new enterprise that will use blockchain technology and the sale of tokens to revive and sustain the badly battered journalism profession. Today the purveyors of high quality news are not only facing a fiscal crisis, but they also…

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Choose Your Dads Carefully

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Clunk!!!  That’s the sound of the one-million, three hundred thousand and one advertising, public relations and media-created idols falling from their pedestals. While celebrated show biz personalities receive the most prominent media coverage for their transgressions, they have lots of competition from the sports world in the undeserved idols archives.…

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Kin Folk?

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant The cable TV beat reporters and the beat sports reporters have many things in common: For years, despite the changes in journalism, they don’t seem to mind being used by the politicians and teams they cover. At the political level, Trump keeps attacking journalists as “enemies of the people” and…

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