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Is it Time for a PR Comeback of Some of the #MeToo Men?

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Explores His Options – Will Others Follow? We’re in a “Now What” Period on #MeToo … and then there’s Cosby   Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications Since last year and the fall of Harvey Weinstein, some 100 or more powerful men in Hollywood, the media, politics and elsewhere have been caught up…

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The Stevens Group Facilitates Acquisition of Blicksilver and Associates

CommPRO Editorial Team Grand Rapids-based Lambert, Edwards & Associates announced the acquisition of financial PR firm Owen Blicksilver PR to move into the New York market. The Stevens Group engineered the deal. Blicksilver is noted for its private equity, M&A, real estate, crisis, bankruptcy, litigation support and B2B marketing focus. The deal creates an entity with…

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The Monster that Lives in Your CFO’s Spreadsheet: Reputation Risk

Anthony Johndrow, CEO, Reputation Economy Advisors LLC. Reputation risk is the largest, scariest and least manageable of all operational risks, by far. Chief Financial Officers quake in fear alongside their Chief Risk Officers as they look at this monster at the top of their list. And it’s their own fault – after the financial crisis,…

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FinTech’s Challenges, Opportunities, and Entry Points in the Global Market

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency  If you want to learn about the latest trends in FinTech, block chain, cryptocurrency, crowd funding, lending, ICO’s, digital advising, insurance, big data, and more, Empire Startups is the largest community of FinTech entrepreneurs, banking innovators and investors in the world. As a B2B and FinTech enthusiast, I…

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Understanding Reputation Risk Management

Editor’s Note: In the aftermath of several unprecedented corporate crises in recent years, reputation risk has emerged as the No. 1 danger for every organization. Anthony Johndrow, CEO of Reputation Economy Advisors LLC, outlines the emergence of risk management and its impact on communicators. What is reputation risk? Reputation risk is the risk of losses that…

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Reputation Management eGuide: Unlocking Hidden Insights in Media Coverage

Leslie Stefanik, VP of Marketing, PublicRelay Communications and PR professionals often have a difficult time showing their impact on the comapny’s goals. Yet they are tasked with one of the most important responsibilities in the company – brand and reputation. So how do you consistently measure the health of your brand and reputation? An effective reputation…

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Sorry PR, the Public Will Be a Lower Priority for Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony

Scott Sobel, MA Media Psychology, kglobal Agency Public perception usually trumps reality when VIP’s testify before Congress.  In the case of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the converse will be true, perception will be trumped by the legal content and facts that Congress, and especially Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, will parse during Zuckerberg’s commentary.…

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United Airlines: Fight the Temptation to Hide

Scott Sobel, MA Media Psychology, kglobal Agency  Don’t hide, embrace change. United has officially admitted that traveling pets have been abused, employees made mistakes, and processes need to change to prevent future problems (Los Angeles Times and other reports). The U.S. Senate has reacted, and a senator’s office posted this alert: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S.…

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United Airlines Keeps Shooting Itself in the PR Foot with One Flub after Another

The Latest Incidents Involve Killing One Dog and Shipping Two Others to the Wrong Place Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications It’s been a strange and crisis-filled 12 months for United Airlines and its PR people. First it was the leggings incident where United Airlines played fashion police and denied boarding to two girls for not dressing properly.…

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2017 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation Winner: Cronkite PR Lab Amplifies Awareness for “Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction”  

Reminder: The Bronze Anvil Entry Deadline is March 23rd! PRSA  Prescription opioid abuse is an increasingly critical health issue in the U.S., and specifically in Arizona, which ranks 12th in the nation for drug overdoses. As a result, Arizona is fighting this crisis with full force.  Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the…

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In Stormy Daniels, Donald J. Trump Meets a Formidable Match

Andrew S. Ricci, Principal, Riccon Strategic Communications Let’s face it: the President’s record with women has not been, to put it lightly, very good. He faced significant questions and accusers long before the infamous Access Hollywood tape came to light on October 7, 2016, just weeks before the presidential election. And since then, he’s had more accusers…

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Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe Announce Merger

CommPRO Editorial Team WPP (NYSE: WPP) announced the merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe to create Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), one of the world’s largest, full-service, global communications agencies. The new agency will be led by Chief Executive Officer Donna Imperato, currently CEO of Cohn & Wolfe. Don Baer, Burson-Marsteller’s Worldwide Chair and…

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A Lesson in the Value of Public Relations: Boosting Brand Perception

Leslie Stefanik, VP of Marketing, PublicRelay Public relations is often seen as a “soft profession,” making it difficult for communications professionals to prove their value in the work place. This was especially the case at a publicly traded utilities company where the employee demographics are dominated by engineers, financial analysts, and lawyers. Being a publicly traded company meant…

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Feeling Helpless in the Wake of Yet Another Gun Violence Tragedy

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC What should have been a light, post-Valentine fundraiser for my Dancing Classrooms non-profit on Feb. 15 was heavy with sadness because of yet another gun violence tragedy the day before at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It led Rodney Lopez, Executive Director of…

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Is Your Measurement Methodology Monkey-Proof?

Beware sudden changes to algorithms or source material that can throw a monkey wrench in your analysis or give you a false sense of achievement. Jesper Andersen Last Friday, Facebook announced that starting this week, the company will only count viewable impressions for pages’ organic reach. The move will make organic reach more easily comparable…

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PRIMEChat: Better Insights. Better PR-ROI. – Cindy Villafranca of Southwest Airlines (Webinar On-Demand)

  Webinar Overview Cindy Villafranca of Southwest Airlines visits PRIME Chat on January 31 at 1 p.m. ET to share her expertise contributing  into Southwest’s big data analyses for improving communications and business performance.  Recently named as one of the “Top Women in PR” by PR News, Cindy’s experiences as a journalist, corporate communicator and data scientist empowers…

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