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P&G Threatens Ad/PR Congloms

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

P&G logoWPP, IPG, OMC shares tumbled today following Procter & Gamble's chief brand officer Marc Pritchard's threat to take back control of marketing dollars from agencies. P&G deserves some blame for waste and inefficiencies at agencies. Did it really need 6,000-firm roster?

Hicks Has Bright PR Future Ahead

Mon, Mar. 5, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianOutgoing White House communications director Hope Hicks would do considerably well in the private sector PR world. (1 reader comment)

Treat Assault Weapons like Cigarettes

Tue, Feb. 27, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyCongress needs to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which shields gun companies from lawsuits that curbed the marketing practices of tobacco companies. Powerful NRA would cave if industry exposed to billions in liabilities. (1 reader comment)

Trump Never Stopped Running for President

Tue, Feb. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin McCauleyMatt Drudge's scoop that President Trump will run for re-election isn't exactly a stunner. The tweeter-in-chief never stopped running for president. (1 reader comment)

Can Ivanka Bail Out Iron Mike Pence?

Thu, Feb. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mike PenceVice President Mike Pence, who was a PR flop at the Winter Olympics, today ripped the media for what he called their "fawning" coverage of Kim Yo-Jong, sister of the murderous North Korean leader. Ivanka Trump rides to Pence's PR rescue. (2 reader comments)

Three Cheers for the Russian Election-Meddling Trolls

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Internet trollThree cheers for the Russian trolls, who meddled in the US election, for giving a huge boost to the reputation of the embattled FBI, which is Target No. 1 of our president. (2 reader comments)

'Climate Change' Are Not Bad Words

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa MurkowskiLet’s hear it for Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski who today urged fellow Republicans not to be afraid to utter the apparently forbidden words of “climate change.”

Democrats Fall into PR Trap

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kevin McCauleyDo Democrats really want to take the PR bait and launch a slugfest with Republicans over dueling FBI memos about alleged FBI surveillance abuses? (6 reader comments)

Three Amigos of Healthcare Drop Bomb on Wall St.

Tue, Jan. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Three Amigos of Healthcare - Bezos, Dimon & BuffettAmazon's Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon issued a content-lite press release today, promising to work together to lower healthcare cost for their employees. (1 reader comment)

The Weather Channel Takes on Global Warming Deniers

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

United States of Climate ChangeThe Weather Channel targets global change deniers with launch of US of Climate Change program to show how impact of warming on state-by-state basis. It ranks as a "must-see" for our non-science President, Congress.

Things to Watch in Year Two of the Trump 'Resistance'

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Ben Wyskida

Ben Wyskida2018, which marks the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous upheavals of 1968, will be a frenzied year in the public arena, with a cacophony of causes vying for attention during year two of the “resistance.” (1 reader comment)

Little Rocket Man Game Wins Gold at Olympics

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyNorth Korea's Kim Jung-un made a shrewd decision to talk directiy to South Korea about participation in the Olympic Games, outfoxing President Trump who will be on the outside looking in at next month's big event.

The Devil and Ms. Barry

Tue, Jan. 16, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanCondé Nast’s decision to bring on a "digital expert" with no background in magazine publishing as Glamour’s newest editor-in-chief isn’t the best strategy for saving the struggling magazine brand.

Jake Tapper, Stephen Miller and the Art of Non-Communication

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanCNN's Jake Tapper's interview of White House advisor Stephen Miller is must-see TV for anyone who wants to understand the incompetency of President Trump's most trusted aides and the sad state of journalism.

Facebook Puts Spin on Propaganda Allegations

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFacebook is touting a new “troll tool” that allows users to determine if content came from the Internet Research Agency, a troll farm with links to the Russian government.

Trump Painted into the Corner

Thu, Jan. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Fire and FuryDonald Trump's decisions are becoming more and more audacious. Is he trying to divert the public's attention from the major threat facing his administration: Mueller's probe of Russian meddling into the US election and possible Trump family collusion? (11 reader comments)

AT&T, Comcast and the Wisdom of H.L. Mencken

Wed, Jan. 3, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanH.L. Mencken's 1926 comment "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public" seems tailor-made for the promises that AT&T and Comcast are making in the wake of the Trump tax cuts.

Sky's No Limit for Trump’s Tweets

Tue, Jan. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

realdonaldtrumpPresident Trump, who wants to loosen 'burdensome regulations' on airlines, today claimed his strict action on commercial aviation resulted in zero 2017 deaths from passenger plane crashes. Fake news! (8 reader comments)