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What Happens Next?

The Capitol Is Stormed and American Companies Are Going to Be Front and Center: The “138” Are About to Become Untouchables  Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK January 6th, 2021, a day that will live in infamy.  History moves in waves. The unthinkable becomes commonplace and we are no longer shocked. Not even surprised.…

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The Column I Hoped To Never Write

(Author’s Note: This is the 12th in a series of occasional political columns that I’ll be writing for CommPRO.biz  until Inauguration Day, January 20. Previously, I wrote 17 political columns leading up to Election Day. FYI: My first public relations job was with a political firm, where I worked on local, statewide and presidential campaigns. In this…

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Influencer Marketing in 2021: A Look Ahead

Katie Coulter, FrazierHeiby Account Executive  Across the board, organizations are taking note of the measurable impact of influencer relations. As the industry nears a $10 billion market size, you might be wondering — where’s this money coming from?  Many brands are making sizable investments in influencer marketing. In fact, nearly two-thirds of marketers increased their…

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American Exceptionalism: 2020 Didn’t Have to Be This Way

Helio Fred Garcia The first American case of COVID-19 was diagnosed on January 20, 2020.  Exactly one year later Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. What happened in the United States in between is different from what happened in other developed countries.  Twenty million Americans contracted COVID-19…

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Honoring Howard J. Rubenstein

Filomena Fanelli, CEO and Founder, Impact PR & Communications The world – and the PR profession – lost a great when Howard J. Rubenstein passed. His firm was the place I got my start at (thanks for taking a chance on 21-year-old me!) and I had the pleasure of spending eight-plus years there. I not…

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Will 2021 See the Return of the Evergreen Story Pitch?

Kristine Maloney, Assistant Vice President of TVP Communications Sometime during the endless hours of news coverage I consumed in the days following the presidential election, I caught a comment from a podcast producer who was providing political analysis. I don’t remember where I saw or heard him (though CNN was on in the background a…

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Please Pardon This Parody of Pardoning

                        Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group First, if you don’t mind, I would like to add a few pardons of my own. I want to pardon my daughter for giving me so many nuts for Christmas. They were in this humongous bag stuffed…

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Richard Levick – Dropping the Mic

“I spent the morning putting in a comma and the afternoon removing it.” –Gustave Flaubert In 2015 Forbes magazine, where I had a column for about a decade, asked me to cover the Republican presidential debates. Having followed politics since childhood with the Humphrey-Nixon election of 1968 and, as a university professor, teaching about “political moments” –…

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The America Derby: How We Pick Leaders is More Like a Horse Race

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group The contenders in this past America Derby were the favorites, “The Economy” (3 to 2) ridden by Donald Trump and “Pandemic” ridden by Joe Biden (2 to 1).   Pandemic is the only horse with blinders while besides conventional hat and goggles jockey Biden proudly dons his signature facemask. Many…

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OP Ed: Winning The Presidential Battle, But Losing The Election War

Democrats Must Change Their Tactics And Messaging To Appeal to More Americans Or Risk Becoming A Minority (No Pun Intended) Party (Author’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of occasional political columns that I’ll be writing for CommPRO.biz until Inauguration Day, January 20. Previously, I wrote 17 political columns leading up to Election Day. FYI…

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I’m Not the Crisis Insider: A Q&A with PRNEWS’ Seth Arenstein

Loretta Prencipe, VP at RH Strategic Communications  Seth Arenstein laughs when I say, “You’re the crisis insider,” pushing back that he’s simply the editor of PRNEWS’ Crisis Insider, a monthly newsletter. But, for some PR pros, Seth is synonymous with Crisis Insider and his columns at prnewsonline.com are a must-read — alternatively practical, forward-looking, and…

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Happy Thanksgiving America! Look at all the Firsts We’ve Achieved

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group You could say we’re a Nation of superlatives. First, we are the greatest Nation in the world, the strongest, wealthiest, the mightiest, bravest, most resourceful, most creative and ingenious and our citizens enjoy boundless   freedom and opportunities like no other people on earth. And we’re a Nation of…

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I’m Worried About ‘PR’ and the Battering My Profession’s Shorthand Name is Getting in This Post-Election Brouhaha

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Media are reporting President Trump’s inviting Republican state leaders from Michigan to The White House and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s unsubstantiated charges at a recent press conference as just “PR moves.” What’s a “PR move?”  It’s sounding like a purely theatrical exercise to convince people to believe something…

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