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Embargoes, Exclusives & Facebook’s Oversight Board

  Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications LLC Journalists bristle at the notion of being manipulated by PR people as if they’re some cog in a company’s marketing communications program. Some of their biggest gripes include the PR person’s request to see a reporter’s questions in advance or review his/her story copy prior to publication. More…

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(SPECIAL) PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #41 – Joe Lockhart

Special Episode Joe Lockhart knows the White House through and through.  His responses to my questions during our recent PR Masters Series podcast reflects that.  Joe described to our listeners how an effective and experienced White House press secretary prepares for a press briefing and maintains trust, integrity and transparency.  Judging from my interview with Joe, it’s clear to…

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I’m Not the Crisis Insider: A Q&A with PRNEWS’ Seth Arenstein

Loretta Prencipe, VP at RH Strategic Communications  Seth Arenstein laughs when I say, “You’re the crisis insider,” pushing back that he’s simply the editor of PRNEWS’ Crisis Insider, a monthly newsletter. But, for some PR pros, Seth is synonymous with Crisis Insider and his columns at prnewsonline.com are a must-read — alternatively practical, forward-looking, and…

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Marian Salzman on this Tumultuous Week

Marian Salzman, SVP, Global Communications, Philip Morris International (PMI) Another tumultuous week in 2020—filled with uncertainty and angst, no matter which “side” you’re on. Why am I not surprised? What keeps popping into my head is that the presidential term begun in 2017 was supposed to be all about putting a CEO in the world’s highest seat…

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Managing a PR Crisis on Social Media

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Plenty of companies still don’t have a crisis communication plan set in place, yet most customers are using social media when engaging with a company that’s going through a PR crisis. This means that not having a good PR crisis plan can prove detrimental to a company, especially in an age when people…

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A Crisis Manager’s PR Advice to President Trump

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Mr. President, soon as you’re out of danger and feeling up to it, I offer you this crisis management advice as I have helped the CEO’s of some of America’s largest corporations to deal with crises effectively, turning scalding water into bubbling cool springs.   And I’m sorry to…

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5WPR Reveals Christmas Shopping Has Already Begun

  Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR Believe it or not, nearly half the American population has already begun shopping for Christmas, according to a recent survey conducted by OnePoll for the financial company Affirm. The poll of 2,000 consumers revealed that 47% admitted to having already started their holiday shopping. Another recent poll by SWNS Digital…

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Are We Living in a Fairy Tale? Time to Close the Book.

Leslie Grossman, Faculty Director, Executive Women’s Leadership, The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership It’s been said by countless experts, that contrary to what many may believe, fairy tales are not good for kids.  Nor are they good for adults.  Fairy tales are stories that originally were not based on truth. Or were…

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2020 Influencer Marketing Trends

  Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  In the last few years, there has been a big rise in businesses utilizing influencers’ audiences to market their products or services. This type of marketing has itself had ups and downs. However, influencer marketing is an incredibly effective tactic that businesses can take advantage of, and it’s intrinsically linked with social…

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Richard Levick – The Bucks Stop Here

  Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK When the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted game five of their NBA series against the Orlando Magic to protest police brutality, they took sports’ biggest stand since Muhammad Ali – during the height of the Vietnam War – lost everything and was stripped of his boxing crown for announcing he…

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LEVERJ Partners with Brave New Coin to Launch World’s First Scalable Decentralized Derivatives Exchange

CommPRO Editorial Staff Digital asset data infrastructure company Brave New Coin announced a partnership with LEVERJ to roll out a full pipeline of innovative exchange traded products for Leverj.io, the world’s first scalable decentralized derivatives exchange. Launched by Wall Street veterans from J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse, LEVERJ is a decentralized cryptocurrency derivatives…

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Richard Levick on The Devil and Miss Jones

  Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK For those of you who don’t remember the 1941 fictional business-love story of the same name, it is about the richest man in the world, J.P. Merrick. (Get it? Even the opening credits begin with a tongue-in-cheek reminder that the movie is fictional and asks not once but…

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Richard Levick Asks: ‘What’s a Director to Do?’

“Are directors even relevant anymore?” – Fortune 150 Board Member   Today we release the fourth eBook in our series on challenging issues facing companies and institutions, this one on our thoughts about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We are planning a number of additional broadcasts soon, including a new series we have developed with CommPRO and the Museum of Public…

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Corporations Must Look to Adopt a New Paradigm

  Bill Ide, III, Partner, Corporate Governance, Akerman Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK Late one night during the financial crisis of 2008–2009, when working around the clock was the order of the day in the AIG war room, a team member left the building to grab takeout for dinner. Having forgotten to remove his AIG…

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Richard Levick — The Age of Transparent Political Donations Is Upon Us

  Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK On July 27th in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that Richard M. Nixon be impeached and removed from office. By January of 1975, there were 93 new members of Congress, including 49 seats in the House and Senate which had flipped Republican to Democrat. In the…

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It’s High Noon for Employee Engagement

Tara Lilien, Chief Talent Officer, Peppercomm When the COVID-19 crisis hit and it became clear we’d need to vacate our New York, San Francisco and London offices, Peppercomm’s senior management team quickly gathered for what would be our last in-person meeting.  We discussed how we could stay connected with everyone knowing they’d be leaving the office…

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