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Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
Debunk Fake Election News; Outcome Wall Street Likes Best; What Data Nerds are Looking For
By Editorial Staff
 
NY Times article on fake election newsHow to debunk fake news on election day (NY Times)

The election outcome that Wall Street likes best (CNBC)

What the data nerds are watching out for (Wired)

7 Scenarios for how election day might play out (NPR)

An hour-by-hour guide to election night (FiveThirtyEight)

Where to get election day food deals (Fox News)

How to file a legal election complaint (Wash. Post)

Can Facebook friendships be saved once the election ends? (NY Post)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
Starbucks New Cup Stirs PR Crisis; VW Dieselgate Linked to Audi; TrendKite Raises $16.3M
By Editorial Staff
 
Starbucks new cupCrisis Starbucks new cup meant to "celebrate community" has stirred PR crisis (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

Dieselgate New discovery broadens VW emissions-cheating crisis, Audi engines were rigged (WSJ)

Business PR analytics startup TrendKite raises $16.3M (Tech Crunch)

Strategy How startups can get media attention without hiring a PR agency (YourStory)

Election Clinton presidency could be in crisis on day one (Washington Examiner)

Marketing The crisis of meaningfulness in marketing (Campaign US)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
All Aboard Cubs PR-Pitch Bandwagon; PR Lesson From the Election; PETA Likens Rape Survivors to Cows
By Editorial Staff
 
Chicago Tribune - Cubs win the World SeriesSports All aboard the desperate Cubbie PR-pitch bandwagon (Chicago Tribune)

Branding The most important PR lesson that brands can learn from the pres. election (Forbes)

Image PETA's new ad likens rape survivors to cows (the quint)

Media Rolling Stone loses defamation case over rape article (NY Times)

Bridgegate Former Christie allies found guilty on all counts (WSJ)

Election How a cyber attack could sabotage the US election (The Telegraph)

Emailgate Fox News' Brett Baier apologizes for falsely reporting that Clinton faces indictment (Wash. Post)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016
Economist Says Clinton is America's Best Hope; Slack's 'Friendly Advice' for Microsoft; Forecast for Future of Tech & Social Media
By Editorial Staff
 
The Economist - America's Best HopeElection Clinton is America's best hope (Economist)

Digital Slack’s ‘friendly advice’ for Microsoft: brilliant PR strategy or patronizing ploy? (GeekWire)

Tech & Social Media 5 forecasts for the future (Scott Belsky on LinkedIn)

Content Mktg. The question you need to ask that may scare you (DIGIMARCON)

Travel PR Luxury travel trends for 2017: Wane of bling-bling to rise of bling-and-go discovery (PRLog)

Public Affairs The next president’s financial imperative: fixing social security (Time)

Trump Mike Pence's turbulent trip with Donald Trump (National Review)
Category: PR Links
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
Gawker Settles With Hulk Hogan; Crisis of White Identity; CNN Boss Calls Brazile's Leaks 'Disgusting'
By Editorial Staff
 
NY Times article on Gawker settling with Hulk Hogan on privacy suitMedia Gawker settles with Hulk Hogan in privacy suit (WSJ)

Identity Crisis of white identity is underlying much of the West’s current turmoil (NY Times)

Media CNN boss calls Donna Brazile's leaks to Clinton campaign "disgusting" (NY Post)

Emailgate Why the GOP's Clinton witch hunt could backfire (Wash. Post)

Trump His kids are a powerful PR tool (Newsmax)

Dieselgate As scandal cools, what's next for Volkswagen? (NPR)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
Wells Fargo PR Nightmare Continues; 'Occam's Weiner'; Hulu Adds ESPN, ABC & Fox News
By Editorial Staff
 
wells Fargo commercialWells Fargo PR nightmare continues with $50M settlement for making excessive profit on third-party appraisals of homes (Consumer Affairs)

EmailGate "Occam’s Weiner" dictates Clinton emails on laptop were "insurance policy" (Wash. Times)

Media Hulu adds ESPN, ABC and Fox News to streaming service (NY Times)

Mgmt. Consulting How a $250 billion industry lost its bad reputation (WSJ)

FBI James Comey oversteps in quest for transparency (Chicago Tribune)

Trump The candidate risks international reputation of the U.S. (Bloomberg)

Pres. Election Crisis of the two-party system (World Socialist)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
James Comey and the Clintons' Double Standard on 'Protocol'; Chipotle Still Struggling; Is Facebook a Media Co. or Tech Platform?
By Editorial Staff
 
Los Angeles Times story on James Comey and the ClintonsEmailGate James Comey and the Clintons' double standard on "protocol" (L.A. Times)

Crisis Comms. One year after Chipotle's E. coli crisis, chain still struggling (CNBC)

Social Media Is Facebook a media company or technology platform? (WSJ)

Reputation Why Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams risked his rep with political blog posts (SF Gate)

Sports PR Redskins sr. VP of comms. shuts down on-field interview with kicker who missed game-winning field goal (Wash. Post)

Prof. Dev. How PR and business positioning strategy impacts customer loyalty (CustomThink)

Branding Why nations need to brand themselves (U.S. News & World Report)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
How Anthony Weiner Got Mixed Up in EmailGate; Conservative Intellectual Crisis; Bridgegate Destroys Christie's Rep
By Editorial Staff
 
Rolling Stone article on new EmailGate revelationsEmailGate How Anthony Weiner got mixed up in Hillary's EmailGate (Rolling Stone)

Politics The conservative intellectual crisis (NY Times)

Reputation Bridgegate trial has destroyed what was left of Chris Christie’s reputation (New York Magazine)

Social Media What to do in the face of an ugly social media crisis (B2C)

Media Training 7 tips for CEOs during crisis interviews (MinuteHack)

Social Media Twiiter's identify crisis killed Vine short-form video service (engadget)

Media NFL's image as TV's last bulletproof broadcast is in jeopardy (CNN Money)

Happy Halloween States, residents get ready for creepy clowns (USA Today)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
FCC Passes New Rules to Protect Online Privacy; Media's Extermination of Bernie Sanders; Trump Inspires Protest Music
By Editorial Staff
 
FCC passes rules to protect online privacyDigital The FCC passes sweeping new rules to protect your online privacy (Wash. Post)

Feel the Bern The media’s extermination of Bernie Sanders, and real reform (Harper's)

Music Donald Trump is terrific protest-music inspiration (The Atlantic)

Twitter Messaging service to cut 9% of workforce as revenue growth slows (WSJ)

Economy Will a Hillary Clinton presidency lead to another Wall Street banking crisis? (Huffington Post)

Trump Linguistic analysis shows Trump's language registers as more feminine than 34 other politicians (Slate)

Category: PR Links
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Trump Takes Commercial Break to Tout D.C. Hotel; Reaction to AT&T-Time Warner Deal Shows Presidency's Growing Reach
By Editorial Staff
 
Washington Post - Trump Takes Commerical Break to Tout D.C. HotelTrump Candidate takes commerical break to tout new D.C. hotel (Washington Post)

Influence Behind the curtain at Teneo (NY Times)

Media Reaction to AT&T-Time Warner deal shows presidency’s growing reach (WSJ)

Finance Can FinTech prevent the next financial crisis? (Forbes)

Crisis The CEO is to blame for a company in crisis—but only if she's a woman (Fortune)

Politics Crisis of a nation divided (The Weekly Standard)

Marketing Why brands should be looking to micro-influencers to generate sales (The Drum)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
What's Next for Shareholder Engagement; Wells Fargo's PR Offensive Offers Little
By Editorial Staff
 
Esquire Magazine - Chicago Cubs imageIR 2017 Proxy Season Roll Out -- What's Next For Shareholder Engagement? (Forbes)

Reputation Wells Fargo's new PR offensive promises customers much, but offers little (L.A. Times)

World Series Death of the Cubs' "lovable losers" reputation (Esquire)

Prof. Dev. Why you should combine your PR and social media (Huffington Post)

Pres. Campaign Why character counts in a president more than reputation (Bucks County Courier Times)

Bridgegate Governor Christie portrayed as something worse than a bully at the trial (USA Today)

Reputation Solving Israel's PR problem (Israel Hayom)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
How Donald Lost His D.C. Restaurants; Time Warner Chief Exec's Big Bet Paid Off; Corporations Ignore Whistleblowers at Their Peril
By Editorial Staff
 
Washington: How Donald Trump Lost His DC RestaurantsTrump Hotel How Donald Trump lost his D.C. restaurants (Washingtonian)

Time Warner Chief exec Jeffrey L. Bewkes' big bet to reject 2014 $80B takeover bid by Fox has paid off (NY Times)

Ivanka Trump's campaign is turning tide against his daughter's lifestyle brand (The Guardian)

Wells Fargo Corporations ignore whistleblowers at their peril (New Republic)

Tech Don’t give your children a smartphone (LifeSite)

Pres Campaign Changing the election process (The Monitor)
Category: PR Links
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Will 2017 Be an Unlucky Year?; NFL Ratings Dip Blamed on London, Thursday Games; FBI Dir. Comey Has Shredded the Agency's Rep
By Editorial Staff
 
BloombergBusinessweek article on where the next financial crisis might come fromEconomy Next year ends in 7 and that may be an unlucky number (BloombergBusinessweek)

Sports NFL ratings dip blamed on games in London and on Thursday nights (Bleacher Report)

Reputation FBI director Comey has shredded his agency's once-vaunted reputation (Standard-Times)

Trump Maryland blogger fires back at Melania Trump's "SLAPP suit" (Wash. Post)

Trump/Clinton When character is in season (Wash. Times)

Social Media NPR's factual reporting and Facebook engagement boost ratings/traffic (Columbia Journalism Review)

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Category: PR Links
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
PR Firms are More Powerful, But Good Journalism Still Prevails; All Content Is Not Created Equal; Is CSR a PR-Like Hoax or Science?
By Editorial Staff
 
The Conversation websiteJournalism PR firms are becoming more powerful, but good journalism still prevails (The Conversation)

Content Mktg. All content is not created equal (Moz)

CSR Is corporate social responsibility a PR-like hoax or science? (Wbj Observer)

PR Groups Black Public Relations Society-New York launches membership drive (LongIsland.com)

Crisis Comms. Tyson finds itself in game of reputation chicken (WSJ)

Reputation Ex-UVA dean: Rolling Stone damaged my reputation (New York Post)

Polling How to tell what people really think (Scientific American)

Image EBay makes bid for younger shoppers with revamped image (WSJ)
Category: PR Links
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
'King Of All Media' Refuses to Replay Trump Interviews; Weight Watchers PR Stunt Fails to Set The Mood; Bullies Chased Away Twitter's Suitors
By Editorial Staff
 
Inquisitr - Howard SternTrump "King of all Media" Howard Stern refuses to replay interviews with Trump (Inquisitr)

PR Misfire Weight Watchers PR Stunt fails to set the mood (B&T)

Reputation Bullies and trolls chased away Twitter's potential buyer's (Gizmodo)

Election Is there large-scale voter fraud in the U.S.? (PBS)

Putin Daughter of Putin's PR chief openly criticizes Russia's gay marriage ban and "hellish" schools (Daily Mail)

Trump/Clinton PR pro Tom Madden is sick to his stomach over the Presidential election slugfest (Madden Mischief)

WikiLeaks Julian Assange cut off from accessing Internet at Ecuadorean Embassy (ITPro)

Reputation Clinton and Trump don't inspire brand loyalty (NPR)
Category: PR Links
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Nielsen Releases Report on Black Consumers; Criticism of News Media Takes On a More Sinister Tone; PR Pro Dishes About Trump
By Editorial Staff
 
Nielson Report - Young, Connected and BlackMktg. Nielsen releases sixth annual report on Black consumers (PR Newswire)

Media Criticism of the News Media Takes On a More Sinister Tone (NY Times)

Trump PR pro Lorraine Abelow reveals insights into Trump over three decades (Press Release Rocket)

EmailGate Hillary Clinton’s email problems just came roaring back (Wash. Post)

Medai Twitter increasingly is the place where content is born (WSJ)

Prof. Dev. Tips for hacking into the journalist's world (Marketing-Interacctive.com)
Category: PR Links
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
Trump vs. a Free Press; How Unilever Lost the Battle of Marmite; America May Be Too Risky for Many Entreprenuers
By Editorial Staff
 
NY Times story: Donald Trump vs. a Free PressMedia Donald Trump vs. a free press (NY Times)

PR Gaffe How Unilever lost the battle of Marmite - and Tesco won the PR war (Forbes)

Economy America may be too risky for many entrepreneurs (Politico)

Digital Social media policy can prevent online #Fails (Huffington Post)

Reputation How Wells Fargo could've saved its hard-earned reputation (Fortune)

Prof. Dev. Stockholm Syndrome: alive and well in the PR industry (BizCommunity)

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