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Mon., Jan. 11, 2016
Marco Rubio’s Boots are Hot Topic on Campaign Trail
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Ronn TorossianAt some point in every presidential campaign, the nonstop 24-7 coverage goes off the rails. People look so closely at the candidates that the most mundane and silly details get blown way out of proportion.
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Fri., Oct. 30, 2015
The PR Downfall of Jeb Bush
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Jeb!Those embarrassing CNBC moderators weren’t the only losers at the Republican debate this week.
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Wed., Sep. 23, 2015
America's 'Whine' Experts
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Joe HonickHacking charges create tension between the US/China relationship, but electronic snooping is hardly a new development.
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Tue., Sep. 22, 2015
World Trade Center Memorial Isn't Disneyland
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World Trade Center MemorialThe World Trade Center Memorial exists to honor those fallen in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Visitors should respect the dignity of the space.
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Tue., Sep. 22, 2015
Throw Out the Old PR Playbook
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Arthur SolomonWhat's that buzz above? Major news groups such as Associated Press and New York Times study use of drones to cover news.
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Mon., Sep. 21, 2015
Blog: Egads! Son of Total Information Awareness Program is Alive
By Kevin McCauley
 
darpaThe Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which brought up the notorious Total Information Awareness all-encompassing digital surveillance scheme, is at it again. Stay alert.
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Fri., Sep. 18, 2015
Summer of My Media Discontent
By Arthur Solomon
 
Arthur SolomonFor media watchers, the soon-to-depart summer will be remembered as 'The Summer Journalism Hit a New Low.'
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Tue., Sep. 15, 2015
Blog: Edelman Does the Right Thing
By Kevin McCauley
 
EdelmanEdelman, the world's biggest PR firm, does the right thing, banning coal interests and global warming deniers from client roster.
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Mon., Sep. 14, 2015
Blog: Trump Channels Ivy Lee
By Kevin McCauley
 
Ivy LeeDonald Trump carries a stack of $100 bills in his pocket to hand out each day to volunteers along the campaign trail. Ivy Lee would approve of the Trumpster's noblesse oblige.
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Thu., Sep. 10, 2015
Sports Commissioners: No More Kings
By Arthur Solomon
 
Arthur SolomonIn the sports business, the days of commissioners ruling as divine kings, and making up laws as they wish, is a thing of the past.
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Wed., Sep. 9, 2015
America's Opportunity for Real Leadership
By Joe Honick
 
Joe HonickIf the US takes command of the refugee problem that is ripping Europe apart, it would demonstrate its role as the global leader.
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Tue., Sep. 1, 2015
Blog: County Clerks Rebel Against Supreme Court
By Kevin McCauley
 
Kim DavisA Kentucky clerk is the latest in a string of southern bureaucrats to refuse granting licenses to gay couples because it would violate her religious beliefs.
Category: PR Commentary
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
Corruption of the 'Progressive' Label
By Joe Honick
 
Joe HonickThe “progressive” label once implied the widest open capacity for thinking and speaking, not, as is now defined as treachery for a politician who has had the courage and the right to disagree with the President of the United States.
Category: PR Commentary
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Blog: Christie Could Have Been a Contender
By Kevin McCauley
 
Chris ChristieHad Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed some backbone in the legal squabble with Exxon Mobil, he would have stood head and shoulders above rivals in GOP presidential contest.
Category: PR Commentary
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Watch Your Language
By Fraser Seitel
 
fraserThe PR profession shouldn’t succumb to the continued dumbing down of language – at least not without a fight. We should select words carefully, knowing which ones to use to communicate desired meanings.
Category: PR Commentary
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
Pseudo-Political Journalists 'Cover' Presidential Contest
By Joe Honick
 
Worse than the depths to which the current political campaigning has descended is the low level of what is passing for reportage in the media.
Category: PR Commentary
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
140 Characters of Bearded Crepe by Twitter's Jack Dorsey
By Fraser Seitel
 
seitelCEOs like Twitter interim boss Jack Dorsey must tell the truth about their companies and can never lie. And candor is good. But there is a difference between being candid and being unnecessarily negative.
Category: PR Commentary
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
Get It First, Get It Wrong: The New Media Credo
By Arthur Solomon
 
solomonGetting it first is now increasingly more important for the media than getting it correct. That’s a problem for most people who don’t have the time to stay on top of the 24/7 news cycle.
Category: PR Commentary
Fri., Jul. 17, 2015
PR Industry Needs Creative Leaders
By Courtney Lukitsch
 
Courtney LukitschA timely topic in the realm of both marketing and media relations is the increasingly dominant role of creative leadership in PR.
Category: PR Commentary
Mon., Jul. 6, 2015
Steelers Open Press Policy Is Lesson for PR Clients
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

lynchPress practices of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which have won an award of the Professional Football Writers of America, show that flow of information and flow of money are related. PR people can use this example to encourage clients to loosen their lips.

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