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El Chapo Calls on Publicity To Help Him

By Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5W PR It seems not only politicians and entertainment figures recognize the importance of public relations these days. Even notorious criminals see ways of benefiting from what public relations has to offer. For instance, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a Mexican drug lord, recently requested that his colleagues and wife keep him in…

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The Encroachment of Start-ups on Wall Street

By Leslie Bocskor, Managing Partner, Electrum Partners The reverberations from the recent financial crisis are, to this day, still being felt. The Complete Credit Collapse and Asset Price Meltdown (often called mistakenly the Great Recession in the media, understandably) , while initially seeming to be a disastrous, cataclysmic event for all those with mutual funds, allowed…

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News Cycle Management as Political Communication

By Matthew Bennett, Senior Vice President, Racepoint Global Washington D.C. Practice Lead Political media – the intersection between news coverage of campaigns and the communications strategies employed by candidates – is now a race to opine and define. The wall-to-wall coverage by the cable networks, the plethora of websites and blogs offering daily, if not…

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College Students See Gender As An Old-Fashioned Category

Avoid the Comms Crisis: Learn the New Language of Gender Now Just when some people are getting their heads around the fact that there are people whose gender identities don’t align with their assigned gender (namely, transgender people) — a new crop of college students who identity as queer want to do away with gender…

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Shirley Chisholm: We Must Reject Stereotypes

Editor’s Note:  In  celebration of Black History Month, we are seeking out thought leadership posts about communications lessons and leadership wisdom from leaders such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Shirley Chisholm and Brigadier General George A. Jones.   Please send your submission to editor@commpro.biz   By Neil Foote, President…

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Do Your PR Benchmarks Measure Up?

Social media. Mobile news apps. Television. Print publications. The list of media that people now use to access information is vast and expanding all the time. When measuring the fruits of your labor in earned media, are you tracking what you should? Traditionally, PR pros would look for big numbers. Common questions used to include: “How many eyes viewed this piece…

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What A Difference A Day Makes: Iowa Caucus

By Todd Murphy, Vice President, Universal Information Services Well the dust has settled on the Iowa Caucus for 2016 and the candidates have left the state. As our attention turns to New Hampshire, a quick review of who won, who tied, and how the media exposure may or may not influenced any of this. As a…

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Why Investors are Backing Gold for 2017

2016 was undoubtedly been an interesting year for gold. While it is typical for the yellow metal to experience swings in demand and price, the year was been particularly volatile for this commodity. This has largely been due to the incredible amount of uncertainty that has been the cornerstone of 2016. This includes economic instability, shocking political…

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PR Challenge – Can Ted Cruz Get Past Eligibility Questions?

By Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5W PR To this point in the GOP presidential race, Ted Cruz has largely avoided friendly fire.  Now, it seems the honeymoon is over for the Iowa front-runner – and number two overall. These shots began with Donald Trump though The Donald’s comments were little more than a glancing blow .. before…

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Executive Briefing 1.11.16 – GOP Candidates On Social Media; My Hollywood and…Award Shows; Millennials Love Digital and Print

In today’s Executive Briefing Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5W PR takes an in depth look at GOP Candidates On Social Media: Trump Winning, Carson Doing Well.    As the Golden Globes end, and the rest of award season continues, Michael Levine tells us more about My Hollywood and…Award Shows. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like to…

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How Media & Public Relations Researchers Can Confront Fake News

By Kyle Wackrow, PRIME Research Media chatter about fake news is nearly inescapable. The topic has dominated international news cycles following the American presidential election and continues to pop up in unexpected ways (see the Pizzagate incident). This recent impact of fake news has called the role and influence of mainstream media outlets further into question and…

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Violent Extremists, ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Al-Shabaab War on Humanity: Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Violent Attack

Editor’s Note:  This is the second in a series of business and personal safety guidelines developed by Jessica Robinson, Founder & CEO, PurePoint International.  Click here to read Part I, “The ISIS War on Soft Targets: Is Your Business Vulnerable to a Terrorist Attack? Top 5 Ways To Prevent Threats on Your Business.” By Jessica Robinson, Founder &…

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Social Insight on Fourth #GOPDebate

The fourth GOP debate covered everything from the economy to immigration and foreign policy. Using our social media monitoring and analysis tool, we took a look at the more than 867,000 tweets sent out within a 14-hour time period. Here’s a glimpse at what we found from the data: Texas senator Ted Cruz started with 13.3 percent…

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Are Great Ratings Key to Running The Country? You Bet They Are!

By Mary C. Long, Chief Ghost, Digital Media Ghost Smart businesses know that perception is everything – so do smart politicians. And with news sites becoming less substance and (alarmingly) partisan, offering angles better suited for the entertainment sites they compete with, successful politicians know that an exceptional online presence is key to getting elected today. So…

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