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Of Trump, Tweets and Tabloid?

Michael Hart, Host, The Michael Hart Show Recently, the Twitter-enamored President, Donald Trump, put the American News Media on high alert with his Tweet: “I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the…

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#6 MOST-VIEWED EVENT in 2017: How the Trump Administration May Impact Shareholder Activism – Part II (Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar Overview As President Donald J. Trump continues to build out his administration, it remains far from clear how activists will fare under a Trump administration and whether a Trump administration will foster a climate that is more or less facilitative of shareholder activism.  On Thursday, February 16, 2017, CommPRO hosted a webinar, moderated by Keith Gottfried, leader…

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Omarosa Teases Tell-all about Trump

First, she was a breakout star on The Apprentice, then she was part of President Trump’s inner circle on his successful campaign for the White House. Now, “Omarosa” says she is putting the White House “on notice” as she exits the President’s administration. Telling anyone who would listen in the media that she has “quite…

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AT&T-Time Warner vs. Trump’s DoJ: The Slugfest in the Swamp

Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman and CEO, LEVICK         On Monday afternoon of Thanksgiving week, “referees” signaled the start of what promises to be one of the biggest donnybrooks ever staged in the nation’s capital. It was at that moment that officials at the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the administration’s intention to oppose AT&T’s $85 billion…

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GOP Messaging in the Trump Age is Anything But

2018 is Coming Soon – They Need to Clean it Up Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications The GOP messaging in the age of President Trump is getting lost in a never-ending series of tweets, intra- and inter-party squabbles and a constant drumbeat of bad headlines and dropping poll numbers. This comes as 2018 and the…

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After ESPN Clashes with Trump Where Do They Go Next?

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR For some time now, many sports fans have been expressing frustration for ESPN’s alleged entry into “too much” political commentary. From anchors and commentators sounding off to others connected to the network getting in Twitter feuds with the President, there is some smoke where many folks see fire. But what can…

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In the Trump Era, Silence is No Longer an Option for Corporations

Ryan Rudominer, Principal, R2 Strategic Consulting Much was left unsaid when President Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon that “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” It was a remarkable revolt from corporate America against the CEO President Donald Trump when the decision…

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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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