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Leadership Lessons from Today’s Most Successful and Passionate CEOs

By Jo Eismont, Social Media and Web Editor, Insights Learning and Development As a social media editor, it’s my job to spend great swathes of my day trawling the farthest reaches of the Internet for new content ideas – or, at least, new and innovative ways to package old content. And, boy, can the Internet be…

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What A United Front Between PR and HR Can Achieve in the Great Resignation

Julie Livingston, President, WantLeverage Communications In my work as a public relations and integrated marketing practitioner, I’m seeing the effects of “The Great Resignation” play out firsthand. From March 2020 through November 2021, an average of more than 3.9 million workers quit their jobs each month, resulting in 2021 holding the highest labor turnover average…

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Martin Luther King, Jr., a “Committed Life”

(Editor’s Note: Republished as part of the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.) Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  On this day, we celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who sacrificed his life in the fight for civil rights. Just days after his assassination, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of…

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Richard Levick –The Middle Road

“I was lyin’ with my mess-mates on the cold and rocky ground When across the lines of battle came a most peculiar sound Says I “Now listen up me boys”, each soldier strained to hear As one young German voice sang out so clear “He’s singin’ bloddy well you know”, my partner says to me…

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The Land of Enough

“Who is rich? One who is happy with their portion.” – The Mishnah My mother died on Christmas Eve, 1961, when I was four, my sister six and our father recently back from the Korean War, where he had witnessed so much carnage close up – including the time he lost a mate in a…

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An Olympics Without Politics? Not In Our Lifetime

(And How The Dilemma Of Athlete’s Speaking Out May Be Similar To People In Our Business) Arthur Solomon The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing will be played from February 4 – 20, and Olympic politics, which already have made headlines this year, are sure to be an on-going concern for sports marketers and PR…

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OP-Ed: The Greatest Sports Hype Of Them All 

ee Arthur Solomon When it comes to hype, one business stands far above all the others combined – the sports business. Well, maybe not. The propaganda of the “investing” business is at least as equal. But that’s for another column. This one is limited to the sports biz. Examples: Major League Baseball (MLB) calls its…

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How Communicators Can Influence the Conversation on Equity

Paul Merchan, Senior Vice President, Client Relationships, Peppercomm While the world is still a long way from being at peace, today, September 21, we recognize United Nations International Day of Peace. This carries even deeper significance after what we’ve been through with the COVID-19 pandemic; and true to this, the theme this year is “Recovering…

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Bibi & Jerry’s Political Crunch

Your love is better than ice cream Better than anything else that I’ve tried And your love is better than ice cream Everyone here knows how to fight And it’s a long way down It’s a long way down It’s a long way down to the place Where we started from.” – Sarah McLachlan What are…

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The Similarities of Trump’s Rallies, Sports Press Conferences And PR Agency Pressers, Plus A ‘New Olympic Event’: Watching Naomi Osaka

Arthur Solomon Now that the twice impeached former president Donald Trump, whose company has been criminally indicted for allegedly evading taxes has resumed his rallies, the similarities of his rallies to sports, brand and corporate press conferences are easy to detect:  All have a maximum of lies or exaggerations and a minimum of truth. Certain…

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Don’t Be Naïve About Native Advertising

  Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah University, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org  Christmas Story fans remember Ralphie’s excitement in receiving a long-awaited Little Orphan Annie decoder ring, only to be disappointed by the unexpected product plug: “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.”  Slipping commercial messages into media content is nothing new, but digital…

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I am an Asian American Woman! 

(Editor’s Note:  This post originally ran on March 22, 2021.  Patrice Tanaka’s powerful point-of-view will be shared tonight during the Stop AAPI Hate: The Role of Communicators – Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 Free Virtual Event, hosted by The Museum of Public Relations. Register here: https://bit.ly/32CouGe) Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful…

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‘The World Turned Upside Down,’ A 2021 Revolutionary History Lesson

Arthur Solomon On October 20, 1781, British General Gen. Charles Cornwallis surrendered his troops at Yorktown, Virginia, effectively ending the Revolutionary War. Some history books say that as the defeated troops marched their musicians played a tune called “The World Turned Upside Down.”  There are scant historical facts supporting that story. But history will accurately report…

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