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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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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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United’s World of Woes

Editor’s Note: CommPRO reached out to Virgil Scudder, the “Dean of Media Trainers,” for this follow up to his analysis, United Airlines O’Hare Fiasco: A Lesson for All Leaders. Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates How can United Airlines ever dig itself out of its ever-deepening hole? It won’t be easy, cheap, or quick.  And, it’s not…

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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 O’Hare Fiasco: A Lesson for All Leaders

Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates The management of every large organization has to think about crisis; has to anticipate dreadful things that might happen and have a response plan at the ready.   But too often they focus only on the big things, overlooking how poor training or flawed judgment at lower levels can produce…

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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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Andrew Faas on the ABC’s of Leadership: How Believable Are You?

Andrew Faas  “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful” – Edward R. Murrow  This is a second of a series of articles on the A-B C’s of Leadership, in which I outline the characteristics for effective leadership. I am of the view that everyone…

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Creating a Joyful Planet with Leslie Grossman

Patrice Tanaka, Founder, Joyful Planet Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer of Joyful Planet LLC, interviews people who are actively living their purpose and contributing to a more joyful planet. This interview spotlights Leslie Grossman, speaker, trainer, author, coach and advocate for women’s leadership development. PT:  Leslie, what I love and admire about you…

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PR News’ Agency Elite Awards Entry Deadline is This Friday, March 3

By CommPro.biz Editorial Staff PR News’ Agency Elite Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes the best in the PR & marketing agency sector, is accepting entries through this upcoming Friday, March 3 at midnight ET. The program also has a late deadline of March 10, 2017. The Agency Elite Awards are divided into campaign…

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