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What Place Should A Candidate’s Character Play In Voting For A Politician? My Appraisal Of A Few Presidents Character, And Why I Distrust Trump And Voted For Biden

(Author’s Note: This is the 11th in a series of political articles for CommPRO.biz that I’ll be writing leading up to Election Day. FYI – My first public relations job was with a political firm, where I worked on local, statewide and presidential campaigns. In this column, I opine why I believe that voting only on policy matters…

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Contrasts in Leadership: Cuomo v. Trump

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership Leaders are judged based on how they deal with their biggest challenges. In the COVID-19 crisis we see a contrast of leaders so stark that it can serve as a leadership laboratory for future generations to study.     New York Governor Andrew Cuomo…

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Media Lessons Learned From The Trump Senate (Impeachment) Trial

(That Were Probably Not Taught In Communications Classes) Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant On January 13, on this web site, I wrote an article regarding media lessons learned from the House impeachment hearings. Many of the examples I listed also applied to none political accounts that most PR practitioners who work at large and small…

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Strategy for Super Bowl Brands as Bloomberg Duels Trump

 Henry C. Boyd III, Clinical Professor in the Marketing Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business Aspiring presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg’s timing is rather canny. On the eve of the 2020 Iowa Caucuses where he doesn’t appear on the ballet, Bloomberg — front of about 100 million Super Bowl halftime viewers — will…

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Trump – A Case Study in Building & Maintaining Your Brand Story

David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group In today’s polarized world we all know that consumers are no longer looking at just the best price when it comes to selecting a brand. Consumers are looking for a brand that shares their beliefs and has an authentic brand story.  The same also applies in the political…

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Personal Reflection on Being An Immigrant in Trump’s America

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership I am an immigrant, an American by choice. I choose to be an American because of all the places in the world – and I’ve been fortunate to have visited or worked in dozens of countries on six continents – this is one of…

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Trump & the ‘Madman Theory’ of Communication

David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Since being sworn in as president, everyone has speculated on Donald Trump’s communication strategy.  There seems to be no rhyme nor reason to it.  Many have felt it is a strategy by tweet referring to the President’s constant use of Twitter.  Over the past week, speculation has increased…

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Risky Business: Trump’s Negotiating Style

The Invisible Risks and Rewards of Negotiating Like Trump Peter D. Johnston  If you’re about to jump out of a plane, the risks are obvious.  If you’re negotiating a deal, the risks are often less obvious, if not invisible all together. Just as hard to see can be who holds these risks at the end…

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Trump Becomes (Almost) Transcendently Non-Partisan

Dan Hill, Ph.D. The president is no longer an apprentice. This was Donald Trump’s third and, at times, probably his best (delivered) State of the Union speech. What people tend to remember are openings, closings and peak moments in experiencing an event and Trump, ever the showman, provided a real doozy of an opening. Always…

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Is Trump Responsible for the Violence?

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership The French philosopher and writer Voltaire warned that those who can make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities. We have seen this phenomenon play out in all parts of the world for the nearly 300 years since Voltaire first warned us. And…

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Trump Challenges PR Basics: Let’s Affirm Them

Editor’s Note:  CommPRO reached out to our community, seeking their thoughts about President Donald Trump’s impact on the public relations industry.  We welcome your comments. Ed Patterson and Drew Plant For better and for worse, the Trumpian approach to communication is a real-time public relations case study. On one hand, Trump’s spontaneous, inconsistent, sometimes truth-challenged…

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Trump and the Future of PR

Katie Kern, COO and Partner, Media Frenzy Global In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries identified “post-truth” as the word of the year. On the heels of one of the most highly debated elections in our nation’s history, the term was a nod to the political climate at the time. Fast-forward to 2018 and post-truth, a well-groomed version…

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The Real Trump Deal

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Real Trump Deal, a new book by negotiating expert Marty Latz, takes a look at how President Donald Trump really negotiates – whether it relates to North Korea, Putin, the trade war, immigration and the border crisis, and numerous other issues. The Real Trump Deal (Brisance Books; June 26, 2018 Pub. Date) by…

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How To Spin Trump

Doug Poretz, Principal, Doug Poretz Ltd. Communications Strategy It’s the type of question that intrudes on your consciousness when you’re driving in the car by yourself. Mindless driving. And then, from out-of-nowhere, you ask yourself: “Think you’re a PR genius? OK, genius. How would you spin Trump now?” Think about it. Accept as your premise the reality…

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