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The Power of President Trump’s Tweets

Archie Smart, North American Digital and Social Practice Leader, MSLGROUP President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter is the news. Every word, strategically posted or quickly typed early in the morning, can influence the Beltway. Every tweet, or lack thereof, is newsworthy. And while some may take issue with what he tweets, it is clear that his…

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Now It’s Donald Trump Jr. in the Middle of the Russia Probe

Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications What’s the Crisis Strategy and Who’s Next? When news broke that Donald Trump Jr. was the latest to come under scrutiny for Trumpworld’s alleged role in colluding with Russia in the 2016 election, it marked the second person in the President’s inner circle dragged into the widening PR and political…

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Hiring an Agency? Agility and Expertise Trump Size

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Having worked for 35-years in the marketing communications industry, I’ve learned that that smaller agencies are faster, cheaper, and more agile than large agencies. Void of layers and politics, small agencies make internal culture a priority, focusing on client’s needs rather than short-term gain. Large agencies operate and…

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PR is Needed to Play a Conciliatory Role in the Trump/Media Battle

Jack O’Dwyer, Publisher & Editor of The O’Dwyer Co. The Trump/media war continues with new elements that include barring live coverage of Presidential press briefings and a video showing him tackling and beating someone wearing a CNN logo. The PR community has long been aware of this battle which is doing neither the participants nor the country…

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#5 MOST-READ in 2017: The Consequences of Trump Firing Mueller Would Be Catastrophic

The President Is Slowly Running Out of Plank Richard Levick, Chairman and CEO, LEVICK While cable news commentators wrestled last week with the nuances of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony and bloviated about who leaked what to whom, a far more significant development in the investigation of the Trump-Russian connection went virtually unacknowledged. Special…

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Comey Testimony: Will it Mark a Crossing the Rubicon or a New Trump PR Defense

Ex-FBI Head’s Appearance Could Catapult Russia Probe to New Heights – Unless Trump Derails It Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications When former FBI Director James Comey testifies this week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, it may mark a new public level of disclosure in the Russia probe. According to multiple media reports, Comey is expected…

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#1 MOST-READ in 2017: The Trump Administration Faces Another Lose-Lose Situation As the Comey Saga Gets More Interesting (Op-Ed)

Andrew Ricci, Vice President, LEVICK Well, as professionals across Washington and the country started to finish out the work week and prepared for the weekend, the James Comey saga that continues to plague the White House continued to get more interesting. Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway, appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America, refused to rule out the…

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Special Counsel Changes Trump’s Media Playbook

Leslie Gottlieb, Media Consultant By now we all know the messaging and tactics of the Trump Play Book: the Big Lie, doubling down, creating an “us vs them” scenario, and blaming the media when anything goes wrong. Last week, President Trump again attacked the media, stating he was a victim of “the single greatest witch…

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The Trump Russia Crisis: It’s Not about a Popularity Contest or a Witch Hunt. Treat it Like what it Is: It’s a Huge PR Crisis

Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications The crisis consuming Donald Trump and his White House now includes: the appointment of a special counsel, the Comey memo, talk of obstruction of justice and impeachment, memories of Watergate, the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the disclosure of classified intelligence to Russian diplomats during an Oval Office meeting,…

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A Social Media Survival Guide in the Age of Trump

CommPro.biz Editorial Staff Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite has released his book, The 4 Billion Dollar Tweet, showing how social media drives the global media agenda in politics, entertainment, or commerce. Especially for leaders, if you are not very present and interactive on social media, it is like saying you don’t want a seat at the…

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Will the “Tuesday Night Massacre” be Trump’s Demise?

Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman and CEO, LEVICK President Donald Trump’s abrupt and bizarre firing of FBI Director James Comey has all the trappings of the Saturday Night Massacre, the epochal moment in the Watergate saga that ultimately proved Richard Nixon’s undoing. Will the Tuesday Night Massacre spell Trump’s demise? At this point, no one –…

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Trump Rallies the Faithful

Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates He did it again.  Just when millions of Americans hoped we were seeing a more presidential Trump after his late February address to Congress, “The Donald” reverted to form last Saturday night in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  His performance was more Elmer Gantry than Abe Lincoln. Ostensibly, he was reporting on…

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Trump’s 100-Day Speech in Harrisburg: Presidential “Leadership” Turned on Its Head

Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman and CEO, LEVICK If asked to define “presidential leadership,” most communications professionals would, I suspect, cite such traditional qualities as consistency, thoughtfulness, and the capacity to rise above narrow partisanship. To which the current occupant of the White House, New York native Donald Trump, would snarl: “Fuggedaboutit!” Restraint and reflection? They’re…

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Steve Bannon’s Big Mistake: Taking President Trump Literally (Op-Ed)

Andrew Ricci, Vice President, LEVICK On the day after last year’s presidential election, when the world was still stunned at Donald Trump’s shocking upset, many stars were on the rise. But perhaps no star in the media world was rising as fast as that of Salena Zito, a journalist who had spent 11 years at the…

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Exxon Surprises Trump on Climate Deal

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR During his campaign, President Trump promised his constituents he would abandon the “costly” and “bad” Paris climate accord in order to step back from international action on climate change, which he believes to be unnecessary. This announcement was cheered loudly by Trump supporters, and, predictably, panned hard by critics. The issue of…

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