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A PR Perspective: Where is Trump’s Crisis Communications Plan?

By David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in free fall due to accusation after accusation of past sexual misconduct by the candidate and no small part his abysmal crisis communications response.  He is headed towards a landslide defeat and becoming something he hates – a loser unless he changes his crisis…

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Clinton-Trump Debates, Round 2

Sex, Lies, Videotape, and a Jail Threat By Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates This was the Super Bowl of the political campaign.  It was the debate that GOP leaders and down-ballot candidates were hoping would showcase a different Donald Trump, a man of substance and character whose demeanor might stem the mass exodus of party…

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Crisis Communications Management – A Trump Apology Recommendation

Editor’s Note: We asked crisis management experts how they would phrase Trump’s apology and here’s how Thomas J. Madden, TransMedia group’s CEO would do it even though he’s very upset with what he calls “Trump’s penchant for imploding.” Like my opponent keeps saying it was a mistake to send hundreds of classified emails over her private…

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#TrumpTape – A Crisis Communications Strategy (Op-Ed)

By David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Donald Trump has dominated the news cycle leading to into the second presidential debate (what else is new). Yet, not in the way he wants.  A tape surfaced of Trump describing his pursuit of women in lewd and assaulting terms from 2005 — “I don’t even wait,” he bragged…

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The Power of Preparation: Clinton 1, Trump 0 (Op-Ed)

By Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates It’s a fact: The best prepared person has a winning edge: in sports, in business, or in an adversarial encounter on television such as Monday night’s Clinton-Trump presidential debate.  It was clear that Hillary Clinton prepared thoroughly for Monday night’s presidential debate and Donald Trump did not.  She clobbered…

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What Melania’s Absence Says About Trump’s Campaign (Op-ed)

By Lauren A. Wright, Ph.D. Where has Melania been? In the wake of her RNC plagiarism scandal and as reporters began to raise questions over the details of her emigration to the U.S., the would-be first lady has utterly vanished from the campaign trail. There are a few possibilities to explain Mrs. Trump’s glaring absence. One…

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Politics & Personal Branding – Lessons from the Trump Campaign

By Jasmine Sandler, CEO, Agent-cy Online Marketing This is an interesting time in American history and American politics, and I feel like I had to open this blog post that way so you knew I wasn’t talking about Pokémon Go. (By the way, that is a genius marketing strategy and if anyone tells you anything different, they’re…

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#MelaniaTrump Speech – A Crisis Communications Lesson

By David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group The first night at the Republican Presidential Convention was supposed to highlight #MelaniaTrump, Donald Trump’s wife and introduce the next potential First Lady to millions of Americans.  Also it was hoped that Melania’s speech would start to soften the image of Donald Trump and allow voters a glimpse of…

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5 PR Lessons from the Trump Campaign

By Wendy Alpine, President, Alpine Communications Whether you love him or hate him, what Donald Trump’s campaign has accomplished so far into this election is astounding. He’s used every speaking engagement and media opportunity to his advantage, building masses of followers and constantly being the center of attention. “The Donald” has used his brand and…

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Donald Trump – The Earned Media ‘Master’

By David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Donald Trump made the headlines yet again (is anything else new).  This time it was by attacking the media covering his campaign and in particular he attacked ABC’s Tom Llamas.  He said that some of the reporting by the media was libelous.   This latest Trump attack on the media…

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Will These Key PR Advantages Give Trump the Ultimate Edge Over Hillary Clinton?

Doug Simon, President & CEO of D S Simon Media, offer insights into Donald Trump’s public relations advantages and how they might propel him to the presidency. VlogViews: Will these key PR advantages give Trump the ultimate edge of Hillary Clinton? Message: Make America Great Again is much clearer than the message Hillary Clinton is putting out…

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Donald Trump’s PR Lessons – CEOs Take Note…

By David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Businessman and reality television star, Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president in 2016. Love Trump or hate him, he has shown on the stump some valuable public relations lessons that CEOs would be wise to copy.  Trump demonstrated: Consumers will buy a brand that is consistent with its…

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The Trump Effect: Has He Changed Politics and PR Forever? (Op-Ed)

Will his Brand of “Communications” Work Elsewhere in PR? By Andrew Blum PR Consultant & Media Trainer, AJB Communications Has Donald Trump changed politics, and as a result PR, for good? Or is it a one-time election cycle PR trend to get away with continually insulting people and making over the top inflammatory comments to…

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Trump Equals Netflix (Opinion)

By Dr. Karissa Thacker, Author of The Art of Authenticity I must start with a disqualifier here and say that I, personally, am a lifelong liberal democrat who blanches every time Donald Trump moves into the territory of human diversity.  Now that we have got that out of the way, let me put on my…

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Why Trump’s Pick for VP Could Pave The Way to the White House

As Donald Trump bulldozes his way to the Republican nomination, Doug Simon, President & CEO of D S Simon Media, explains  what Trump can do to virtually assure he would win the presidential race against Hillary Clinton. Doug’s VlogViews: “If Trump selects John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, even though he hasn’t preformed well in the…

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Trump vs Cruz AND Clinton vs Sanders

By Todd Murphy, Vice President, Universal Information Services With the Iowa Caucus upon us, I’m writing this post just hours before we learn which candidate may emerge with a chance to run for the party nomination. If you listen to the commercials one may think that every candidate is a hate mongering, incompetent person that lacks…

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Donald Trump – Who Needs the Media?

By Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications Donald Trump’s “boycott” of the GOP presidential debate validated one key point during this era of digital and social media: You don’t need the “mainstream media” to reach your audience. All you need is a rabid group of followers who will do anything you say wherever you…

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