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Will PR Leaders Step Up to Promote Civility?

Wed, Oct. 31, 2018

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickWill leaders of the PR community step up to counter hate and rising anti-Semitism in the US following the slaughter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh? (6 reader comments)

McKinsey Takes Hit to Blue-Chip Reputation

Mon, Oct. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

McKinseyMcKinsey & Co, which likes to think its reputation towers over consulting firm competitors, took a PR hit from news that its work for Saudi Arabia may have been used to crack down on social media 'influencers.' (3 reader comments)

Endeavor Mulls Break from Saudis Over Reporter Scandal

Mon, Oct. 22, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianEndeavor’s forthcoming decision to step away from a deal with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund provides a lesson in the cost of pulling the plug on a public relationship. (6 reader comments)

Trump Spins Saudi Yarn

Thu, Oct. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mohammed Bin SalamLet's hope Donald Trump is kowtowing before the Saudis because he really thinks they are going to buy billions in US weapons, and not because the Royals have their tentacles deeply dug into TrumpWorld. (10 reader comments)

Yes, Trump Called a Citizen 'Horseface'

Tue, Oct. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpIt's pretty clear that Donald Trump wants the Republicans to lose the House in the upcoming midterm elections, a defeat that would get him off the hook. (5 reader comments)

Banksy Pulls PR Stunt of the Year

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianRenegade artist Banksy created invaluable buzz when one of his most famed works appeared to self-destruct moments after being sold at a Sotheby’s auction.

Does Publicis Really Want Saudi Arabia as a Client?

Fri, Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jamal KhashoggiDoes Publicis Groupe, parent of Qorvis Communications, really want to represent Saudi Arabia after reports that its agents allegedly tortured, murdered and dismembered a prominent dissident and Washington Post columnist? Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun has a big decision to make. (6 reader comments)

Uncle Vlad is Watching You

Tue, Oct. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Vladimir PutinFacebook, the No. 1 "fake news" weapon of choice of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and his army of trolls during the 2016 election, now wants to put a camera, video screen and microphone in the homes of millions of Americans. (2 reader comments)

Rubbing Salt into the Wound

Mon, Oct. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Brett KavanaughThe ceremonial swearing-in tonight of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh is icing on the PR cake for Donald Trump, but it's rubbing salt into the wound of the millions of Americans who opposed his Supreme Court pick. (1 reader comment)

Fred Trump's $413M Boy

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Fred & DonaldThe "failing" New York Times today again proved why it's a national treasure, running more than 14,000 words to destroy once-and-for-all Donald Trump's lie that he built a real estate empire with $1M in seed money from dad, Fred. (3 reader comments)

Football Principles That Translate to PR

Tue, Oct. 2, 2018

By Jeremy Juhasz

Jeremy JuhaszJust as any football roster builds off a strong and cohesive 11-player team, here are 11 ways you can raise your public relations team to new heights.

Stop the Presses: Trump Smiles

Wed, Sep. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Donald TrumpDonald Trump cracked a momentary smile when the world leaders at United Nations laughed at his audacious boast that his administration "has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” They got the joke.

The Trumpism of Colin, Serena and Nike

Tue, Sep. 18, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanColin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Nike have harnessed the forces that led to Trump’s election and used them for their own gain. (9 reader comments)

Three Cheers for FARA

Mon, Sep. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortThese are heady days for the frequently criticized Foreign Agents Registration Act, which has taken center stage in the legal travails of Paul Manafort, who was chairman of president Trump's election campaign.

Trump Re-Writes History to Control Reality

Wed, Sep. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump HurricaneDonald Trump's tweet today taking credit for our "unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico" relief in the wake of Hurricane Maria is latest example of his bid to control reality by rewriting history. Good luck to those in the path of Hurricane Florence. (2 reader comments)

Not the Way to Make Progress in the Middle East

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickThe Trump White House's decision to close the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization because its officials failed to cave in to its demands is not the way to make progress in peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. (1 reader comment)

Not All Thought Leadership is Created Equal

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018

By Ryan McDermott

Ryan McDermottEffective thought leadership programs forgo self-promotion in favor of insightful, forward-thinking content that draws from variety of disciplines that illustrates your expertise in what’s happening and what’s to come.

Kaepernick Generates Priceless Buzz for Nike

Thu, Sep. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Colin KaepernickNike's "controversial" decision to recruit Colin Kaepernick to Team Nike will ring up sales from its key Gen-Z and Millennial customer base. Footwear maker earns priceless PR. "When was the last time we talked about a Nike campaign?" asks sports marketing pro. (3 reader comments)

Google is Trump's 'Secret Word of the Day'

Tue, Aug. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PEE WEE 2Apparently inspired by Pee-Wee Herman, president Trump launches attack on Google to divert attention from his latest blunder, the disgraceful snub of American hero John McCain. (3 reader comments)

Trump Sees Bull Market as Insurance Vs. Impeachment

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpAs president Trump is caught in his latest lie about paying “hush money” to porn star Stormy Daniels, it all comes down to numbers for the tweeter-in-chief. (3 reader comments)