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Robert L. Dilenschneider is founder and chairman of The Dilenschneider Group, a global public relations and communications consulting firm headquartered in New York City. The former CEO of Hill and Knowlton, Inc., he is also author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling "Power and Influence."

Stories by Robert Dilenschneider

    Leadership From the Bottom Up, Not the Top Down
    (Crisis Communications)

    Fri., Jan. 12, 2024

    Bob DilenschneiderWhy a commitment to bring about positive change in a divided world starts at the local level.

    Enjoy the Holiday Season
    (Public Affairs Commentary)

    Thu., Dec. 7, 2023

    Bob DilenschneiderAt a moment in history when there are so many conflicts among peoples here and abroad, let us put our differences aside and celebrate this wonderful season in a spirit of togetherness.

    Some Reasons to Be Thankful This Thanksgiving
    (Public Affairs Commentary)

    Wed., Nov. 22, 2023

    Bob DilenschneiderThe world today is full of conflicts, some of them violent and deadly. Fortunately, the United States, while it has taken sides in many cases, is not yet directly engaged in any of the fighting. That is all the more reason to celebrate Thanksgiving 2023 for the blessings that we have and enjoy.

    Honor Those Who Stepped Forward
    (Public Affairs Commentary)

    Fri., Nov. 10, 2023

    Bob DilenschneiderLet us pause on Veterans Day 2023 to reflect on the many millions of men and women who for nearly two and half centuries have answered the call to defend our nation— and who continue to do so now.

    Celebrating the American Worker's Productivity
    (Public Affairs Commentary)

    Sat., Sep. 2, 2023

    Robert DilenschneiderAmericans have continued to be the most resourceful, resilient and enterprising people on Earth. It is an achievement which this—and every—Labor Day celebrates.

    On the Fourth, Remember the Greatness That Unites the United States
    (Public Affairs Commentary)

    Fri., Jun. 30, 2023

    Bob DilenschneiderThis Independence Day, we need to remember the qualities that make our nation great—qualities that can keep us bound together despite our differences.

    Maintain Love of Country and Move Forward
    (Public Affairs Commentary)

    Fri., May 26, 2023

    Bob DilenschneiderThis Memorial Day comes at a challenging time in our history. Social and political conflicts continue to divide us. But we Americans have faced and overcome domestic conflicts before, and so as long as we maintain our love of Country and determination to move forward, we'll get through the current difficulties too.

    Enjoy the Season
    (PR Commentary)

    Mon., Dec. 19, 2022

    Bob DilenschneiderThis holiday season is especially festive, since the three major observances — Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — come so close together that there is even some overlap. This is not always so. Last year, for example, Hanukkah was over by December 6.

    The Many Things Americans Have to Give Thanks For
    (PR Commentary)

    Wed., Nov. 23, 2022

    Bob DilenschneiderDespite the many differences in our nation, we Americans have much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving 2022. Most of us will gather once again on this very special American holiday with family, friends and neighbors. That in itself is something to be grateful for.

    Honoring Those Whose Service Honored America
    (PR Commentary)

    Fri., Nov. 11, 2022

    Robert DilenschneiderVeterans Day serves as a reminder of the debt we owe the men and women of our Armed Forces and a call to honor all those, living and dead, who have served our nation in war and peace.

    Celebrating American Productivity on Labor Day
    (PR Commentary)

    Fri., Sep. 2, 2022

    Robert DilenschneiderOn the 140th anniversary of the first Labor Day celebration, Americans continue to be the most resourceful, resilient and enterprising people on Earth, and the U.S. labor force continues to set the pace for the rest of the world in productivity.

    What We Should Remember This Memorial Day
    (PR Commentary)

    Fri., May 27, 2022

    Robert DilenschneiderOn Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, we will once again remember all the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in defense of our nation. And we will celebrate all those who serve us now. They do not hesitate to perform their duties. Now it is time for the rest of us to do our duty as we face the future.

    How Ramadan, Passover and Easter Can Bring Us Together
    (PR Commentary)

    Thu., Apr. 14, 2022

    DilenschneiderThree great religions are celebrating holy events this month, and that can be a catalyst for overcoming the things that divide us and embracing the things that unite us—faith, hope and courage. 

    Celebrating a Purely American Holiday
    (PR Commentary)

    Wed., Nov. 24, 2021

    Macy's 95th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021

    (The 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City this year represents a return to normalcy.)

    While our nation and the world are not yet fully through the Covid pandemic, most of us will be able to gather once again on this very special American holiday with family, friends and neighbors.

    Honoring America's Veterans
    (PR Commentary)

    Thu., Nov. 11, 2021

    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plaza

    (For the first time in nearly a century, members of the public were allowed to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plaza and lay flowers before the sacred memorial site in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.)

    As we celebrate Veterans Day, let us remember once again the sacrifices that the men and women of our Armed Forces have made, and let us pause to honor all those, living and dead, who have served our nation in war and peace.