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See You at the Doral, Suckers

Thu, Oct. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Trump DoralPresident Trump doubled-down today on his breathtaking record of corruption as the White House announced that the 2020 G-7 summit will be held at the Trump National Doral Miami. Was the choice ever in doubt? (1 reader comment)

PR's Cloudy Future at Publicis

Wed, Oct. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounThe writing may be on the wall for public relations at France’s Publicis Groupe as CEO Arthur Sadoun axes the head of its PR flagship MSL and passes on representing a controversial client.

PRSA-NY Puts the Truth on Trial — Literally

Wed, Oct. 16, 2019

By Andrew Graham

Andrew GrahamSeveral experts in ethics, communications, and media put the truth on trial, examining the role that truth plays in today’s noisy media environment, at a mock tribunal staged by PRSA-NY on Oct. 7. (1 reader comment)

Lessons Learned from the NBA Fallout in China

Tue, Oct. 15, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianThe NBA’s recent feud with the Chinese government provides several valuable public relations lessons when it comes to the practice of taking a stand on social issues.

Mindful Engagement Practices for Disengaged PR Pros

Fri, Oct. 11, 2019

By Doug Swanson

Doug SwansonPR is difficult work, and the unresolved stresses that PR professionals deal with daily necessitate a more thoughtful and systematic approach to mindful engagement practices in the workplace that can help diffuse conflicts and develop order among confusion.

Nets Owner Joe Tsai Fouls Out

Thu, Oct. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Joe TsaiThere already was a lot of buzz surrounding the Brooklyn Nets for the 2019/2020 season, following the additions of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Wilson Chandler. And then team owner Joe Tsai plunged into the NBA, China squabble.

Silver for President; Spotlight Shines on BCW, H+K

Wed, Oct. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Adam SilverAdam Silver for President. NBA commissioner stands tall in freedom of expression showdown with China as league stands to lose millions in revenue... Interesting times for WPP's PR flagships as BCW's Chinese surveillance camera client Hikvision is slapped with sanctions and Hill+Knowlton Strategies wraps up "joyless" worldwide track & field championship in steamy Qatar. (2 reader comments)

Bell Pottinger Strikes Again; Sen. Warren Wins Tussle with Zuckerberg; 'Just Say No' to Social Media Feeding You News; Twitter, Trump Showdown in Works?

Fri, Oct. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerDefunct British firm Bell Pottinger plays cameo role in Ukraine/Trump/Bidens impeachment show; Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins Round One in squabble with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and scores support in Silicon Valley; 'Just Say No' to allowing social media sites prepare your news diet; Would Twitter pull the plug on Donald Trump? (1 reader comment)

Trump's 'Fake News' Acolytes

Thu, Sep. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpMore than 50 prime ministers, presidents and top government officials have followed the "fake news" lead of President Trump in their efforts to delegitimize the media and whip up an anti-press furor. The U.S. President today called reporters "scum." (2 reader comments)

Global Warming Denier-in-Chief Makes Progress

Thu, Sep. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Earth imageAmerica’s global warming denier-in-chief is making great headway in dumbing down America on the science front as the US ranks as the world's top climate change sceptic. (1 reader comment)

Tim Bell Must Be Spinning in His Grave

Wed, Sep. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tim BellTim Bell, who lived by the credo that morality is for priests, not PR men, must be spinning in his grave upon news that global PR firms rejected the opportunity to handle a multi-million-dollar branding campaign for Hong Kong. (1 reader comment)

Trying to Make Sense of Trump's MAGA

Thu, Sep. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

PomerantsevConspiracy theories have long been used to maintain power, writes Peter Pomerantsev in “This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality.” They replace “ideology with a mix of self-pity, paranoia, self-importance and entertainment.”


In an Era of Distrust, Have a Disaster Plan

Tue, Sep. 10, 2019

By George C. Tagg Jr.

George TaggTrust in the government in Washington is at its lowest point since World War II. At the same time, access to information is at an all-time high, which offers governments an opportunity to close the gap between public expectations and political reality by improving the way they communicate.

Book Details How Information is Distorted, Weaponized

Tue, Sep. 3, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

PomerantsevA new book, "This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality," by Soviet-born British journalist Peter Pomerantsev is a must-read for PR people, especially as the US presidential campaign swings into high gear.

Celebrating the American Worker

Fri, Aug. 30, 2019

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderOn September 2nd we celebrate Labor Day, a day on which the U.S. Department of Labor pays tribute to the “greatest worker in the world”—a well-deserved tribute because our nation’s laboring men and women are indeed the most sophisticated and productive of any on the globe. (1 reader comment)