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When Social Media Bites Back

Nora Jacobs, SVP, Hennes Communications Indiana Republicans have learned that social media is not as easy as it sometimes looks. We suspect the individual who came up with the idea of generating support for healthcare reform by soliciting criticism of Obamacare on Facebook has spent some time in the woodshed as a result of this…

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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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Climbing Telephone Poles (Op-Ed)

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group The radio waves and wires of AT&T span my life like uncut umbilical cords. I feel like Ma Bell raised me. To this day I’m still grateful and steadfastly obedient to my Ma, loyally subscribing to her unseen land lines and ubiquitous cell phones.  Bless her heart, she…

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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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The Finnies

The Finnie Awards are Accepting Entries Through August 4; Recognizing Achievement in Investor Relations and Financial Communications Edit June 10, 2017 PR News and CommPRO will celebrate the innovative and creative financial communications campaigns and people behind them through the first annual Finnie Awards. This program is open to all agency, corporation, nonprofit/association and government…

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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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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’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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PR Pros: Take a Seat at the Table

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency The National Press Club in Washington, DC was the ideal venue for PR News’ Measurement Conference. The Club’s emblem is the Owl, in deference to wisdom, awareness and nights spent working. Global thought-leaders and 2017 Hall of Famers, Richard Bagnall, CEO Prime Research UK, Mike Daniels, Principal,…

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Categories

This page needs to look better. I’ve added the categories. We also need the logo and this intro message. Welcome to the SPOKEies It’s time that we recognize the importance of the spokesperson’s role in achieving and organization’s objectives through authentic, effective and transparent communications. There are 36 awards that will honor spokespeople from brands,…

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SPOKEies®

SPOKEies® Home Enter Past Winners Judges Partnerships SPOKEies® University News D S Simon Home Entries Open for the 2019 SPOKEies® Awards Enter Now Honoring the best In-House Spokespeople from brands and non-profits for Truth, Authenticity and Effectiveness. Previous Winners Include: How To Enter Select from one of the 41 awards categories. Self-nominations are welcome and…

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A Desperate United Airlines Feeds the Beast – Or Tries To

Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman and CEO, LEVICK As of this writing, a perfect storm overwhelms every effort by United Airlines to dig itself out of the abyss. At one point on Tuesday, CEO Oscar Munoz’ stunningly tardy but heartfelt third attempt at an apology seemed to offer some ray of hope or at least strong…

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United Airlines PR: Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse…

Social Media Kills UAL Again When They Drag Passenger Off Flight Andrew Blum, Principal, AJB Communications United Airlines is going to need on-board crisis PR and social media consultants. In late March it created the self-inflicted hashtag #LeggingsGate by refusing to let two girls with leggings on board. This week they dragged a passenger off…

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Pepsi Ad Creates Stir in Social Media

Todd Grossman, CEO, Americas Talkwalker When Pepsi decided to air an ad that focused on what appeared to be protests like those that have taken place nationwide over the past year, but solved all problems with a soda from a celebrity, the company clearly didn’t anticipate the amount of backlash that it would incur. The…

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About the SPOKEies

The first awards program to honor the best spokespeople in brand and non-profit communications Introducing The SPOKEies™ The program will honor the best organization spokespeople (excluding the controversy of politics) in a wide variety of categories. There is also an education component. The winners in this virtual awards program will be announced during Communications Week. “It’s…

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When The Friendly Skies Suddenly Turn Hostile

Nora Jacobs, SVP, Hennes Communications If you watched mainstream news early this week, or had your news feed set to the right coordinates, you no doubt saw that United Airlines became the latest victim of a Tweet storm on Sunday, after attendants on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis refused to allow two girls to…

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Michael Levine…..For Consideration

LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author —www.MichaelLevineMedia.com): As a communications expert, I think it is worth noting that today is the anniversary of the first “Fireside Chat” by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933). The “fireside chats” were a series of informal radio speeches delivered by president Roosevelt beginning in 1933, when the…

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