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Richard Levick on the Rush to Judgement

“Which office do I go to, to get my reputation back?” – Raymond Donovan, Former Labor Secretary Under President Ronald Reagan   Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK Having worked on so many historic crises over the decades – the Catholic Church, AIG, the Gulf oil spill, Guantanamo Bay, the Dubai Ports fallout,…

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When Looking to Speak Up on Social Issues, Start at the Core

  Bob Osmond, president of Racepoint Global, gets into the decision tree behind how businesses should evaluate if they should address a hot topic. Ted Kitterman, Ragan Communications When should your organization speak up on a social issue? It’s a question that many communicators are asking themselves in 2021 as a divided country tries to…

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“I Loved That Man”

History … is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortune of mankind.” –Edward Gibbon, Author, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire I probably should have known as soon as she said it, but it took a few weeks to register. It was 30 years ago and…

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Should Social Media Influence Have an Age Limit?

  Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah University, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org   “Act your age”—It’s a demand that flustered parents make of tantrum-throwing teens and that embarrassed teens make of youth-seeking parents.  Obeying social norms like ones for age-appropriate behavior can be helpful for everyone, so why are some older people acting like…

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PART II – A Conversation with Brian Stelter on His Best-Seller, ‘HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth’

  Join Michael Zeldin for Part II of his interview with CNN anchor and media analyst Brian Stelter on his best-seller, HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. Even before the Trump administration, communicators have long been intrigued by the curious friendship forged by conservative commentators with conservatives in government. But this was…

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National Press Club Zoom Conversation with Transportation/Infrastructure Journalists

Thursday, June 17 from Noon to 1 PM (ET)  This one-hour event is open to non-members of the National Press Club for a $15 registration fee — with 100% of the proceeds supporting the NPC’s Help The Heroes. The program provides freshly made to-go meals to workers at Howard University Hospital, which serves communities of color that are often the most impacted by…

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PART I – A Conversation with Brian Stelter on His Best-Seller, ‘HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth’

  About Join Michael Zeldin as he interviews CNN anchor and media analyst Brian Stelter on his best-seller, HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. Even before the Trump administration, communicators have long been intrigued by the curious friendship forged by conservative commentators with conservatives in government. But this was the…

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PR Technology, Data and Insights: Igniting a Positive Return on Your Communications Investment

CommPRO Editorial Staff A must-read this summer for all public relations professionals from measurement and research expert, Mark Weiner, Chief Insights Officer at Cognito, the international specialist communication and marketing agency.   Data, technology and insights have forever changed the public relations and corporate communications function. Failure to adapt is more a matter of willingness than inability.…

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I am an Asian American Woman! 

(Editor’s Note:  This post originally ran on March 22, 2021.  Patrice Tanaka’s powerful point-of-view will be shared tonight during the Stop AAPI Hate: The Role of Communicators – Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 Free Virtual Event, hosted by The Museum of Public Relations. Register here: https://bit.ly/32CouGe) Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful…

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Brian Karem – “I Never Felt as Unsafe as I Did That Day”

“Poetry is typically the touchstone that we go back to when we have to remind ourselves of the history that we stand on, and the future that we stand for.” — Amanda Gorman Some of the best nights with my late grandparents were when we would ask them how they managed to get through the world without…

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Using Research to Counteract Executive Emotion

Mark Weiner, Chief Insights Officer, Cognitio Insights For some in the financial services sector the phenomena of GameStop represented an existential threat.  For others, it presented an opportunity to comment and take a position.  Unforeseen events like these are only accelerating: Black Lives Matter and the Capitol Insurrection commanded explosive and widespread notoriety.  In response, courageous…

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Keep Your Masks On – Behavioral Lessons from the Pandemic

Simon Erskine Locke, CEO, CommunicationsMatch™ It’s no coincidence that just as we start to see COVID-19 deaths decline and vaccination rates rise, that some states are dropping mask mandates and we are seeing rising criticism of efforts to reduce the pandemic’s spread. That these actions fly in the face of the advice given by experts…

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Corporate Social Credibility & Reputation Management – Peter Stanton Shares Lessons From a Tumultuous Year 

How have events over the last year, including the Black Lives Matter movement, the election, and the deadly Capitol Hill riots impacted ways in which companies need to think about corporate reputations and the profile of their CEOs? Peter Stanton, CEO of Stanton Communications, provides considered perspective in this short (7 minute) CommunicationsMatch™ Communicators-to-Communicators video.…

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Five Reasons Why Mentorship is More Important Than Ever

  Barri Rafferty, EVP, Head of Communications, Wells Fargo I became Head of Communications at Wells Fargo seven months ago, and I’ve yet to meet a single member of my team or my colleagues in person. This creates new challenges as so many of us work remotely today. Then imagine, young people seeking internships, displaced…

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Black History Month: A Time to Walk the Black Lives Matter Talk?

  Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatchTM  Think for a moment about the questions below: Did your company/agency issue a statement or post support for Black Lives Matter?  Do you plan to attend a Black History Month event?   Do you plan to use Black History Month as an opportunity to discuss the contributions of…

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