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Democrats Need to Focus on Big Picture

Tue, Jul. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

kavanaugh TrumpDemocrats need to accept the fact that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed Supreme Court Justice. Case closed. A messy confirmation fight would hurt their chance of winning back the House. (3 reader comments)

Olden Days, Golden Days

Tue, Jul. 10, 2018

By Don Bates

Don BatesWe’ve come a long way in the last five decades. The public relations industry has been there every step of the way, and due to its ability to empower relationships among people and the institutions that serve them, has played a vital role throughout all this change. And the next half-century promises to be even more transformational.

The Imperative of Monitoring Fake News Websites

Mon, Jul. 9, 2018

By William Comcowich

William ComcowichThe fake news phenomenon underscores the importance for businesses and celebrities to monitor the web and catch misinformation about their brand before it spreads.

Are We Competing with Mad Libs?

Mon, Jul. 9, 2018

By Paula Conway

Paula ConwaySeveral services on the market today are promising companies that they can now do their own PR, but these fill-in-the-blanks solutions miss the mark on what a true public relations campaign can offer, and echo the oft-repeated truism that there’s no alternative for hiring a professional. (1 reader comment)

The Past as Prologue

Fri, Jul. 6, 2018

By Alex Stanton

Alex StantonAs PR ponders its future, traditional media platforms have suddenly become a major influence once again, underscoring the adage that the more things change, the more they remain the same. (1 reader comment)

Wrestling with PRs Digital Future

Tue, Jul. 3, 2018

By Harold Burson

Harold BursonDigital technology has impacted how we work more than any technological development since the Gutenberg printing press. But the use of this technology is still a work in progress, and has presented unintended consequences that have the potential to adversely affect society on a global scale. (2 reader comments)

Lacoste Loses Logo for Endangered Animals

Mon, Jul. 2, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianLacoste has switched up its iconic logo for a line of specialty shirts in a bid to spread awareness for a cause that helps endangered wildlife. (1 reader comment)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Mon, Jul. 2, 2018

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonThe relationship between PR practitioners and the media has changed dramatically over the years. Unfortunately, some of these changes haven’t been for the better. (2 reader comments)

Will Trump Go Carrier on Harley-Davidson?

Mon, Jun. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

HarleyWill president Trump give the Carrier treatment to Harley-Davidson, which he hailed as a "true American icon and one of the greats," for shifting US jobs overseas? (2 reader comments)

PR May Be Casualty of Trump's War on Facts

Fri, Jun. 22, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Melania JacketPR people should be very alarmed at the torrent of lies and deceit that are at the heart of Donald Trump's war on facts. (4 reader comments)

The Perils of Hiring NY Editors to Oversee the LA Times

Fri, Jun. 22, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric StarkmanThe new L.A. Times owner announced that he’s appointed a veteran New York journalist to oversee the publication and restore its former glory. That move could prove to be a mistake. (1 reader comment)

What a Great Man, Our President Is!

Thu, Jun. 21, 2018

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickDonald Trump's Duluth rally last night was just the latest example of the president's almost pathological narcissism that should concern supporters and opponents alike. (6 reader comments)

Have You No Sense of Decency, Mr. President?

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steve SchmidtSteve Schmidt, John McCain’s former campaign manager, quits Republican party over Donald Trump’s child separation policy, which he connects to the worst abuses of humanity in US history. (3 reader comments)

WPPs Drowsy Board of Directors

Mon, Jun. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellThe biggest takeaway from the Martin Sorrell mess at WPP is that a corporate board must be held accountable for the actions of a CEO, even if that person launched the company and served as its driving force. (3 reader comments)

When Reporters Sleep with Elephants

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018

By Eric Starkman

Eric Starkman

The frowned-upon practice of reporters developing intimate relationships with their sources is widespread, and has arguably become more common in an exclusive-driven news environment. (1 reader comment)

Journalism Doesn't Do 'Fake News'

Wed, Jun. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel Sieberg"Fake news" is misinformation or something that is purposely flat-out wrong. Journalism doesn't do "fake news." Politicians pushing an agenda do.

Loose Cannon Rudy Giuliani Needs a Vacation

Fri, Jun. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rudy!Loose cannon Rudy Giuliani enjoys a 29 percent favorability rating, which is down from 57 percent since last February. His unfavorable rating has doubled to 44 percent. Why is he hanging around Team Trump? (6 reader comments)

Trump Gets Played by North Korea, China, South Korea

Fri, Jun. 8, 2018

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickNew York real estate wheeler-dealer and erstwhile international diplomat Donald Trump has no idea how he has been suckered into the Singapore summit by PR savvy Kim Jung-un. (7 reader comments)

Please Come Back, Hope Hicks

Wed, Jun. 6, 2018

By Bill Huey

Hope HicksHopie, we miss you because you might have been the only person to persuade Donald Trump that more important matters—NAFTA, North Korea preparation, immigration, trade wars or shooting wars—await his limited attention, rather than wasting time on impromptu "patriotism" events on the South Lawn of White House. (8 reader comments)

Trump's Slap at Philadelphia Eagles is PR Fumble

Tue, Jun. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump EaglesTrump overplays his hand by cancelling photo-op with Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Hell hath no fury like a Philly sports fan scorned. (1 reader comment)

Attorney-Client Privilege is Shaky for PR

Tue, Jun. 5, 2018

By Bill Huey

Despite a New York Times claim, PR people who think they are protected under attorney-client privilege do so at their own peril. Court rulings on attorney-client privilege for PR advice are all over the place, with judges making opposite rulings within six months of each other. (2 reader comments)

Trump Pays Memorial Day Tribute to Himself

Mon, May 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDonald Trump believes veterans who died fighting for America would be "very happy and proud" of his achievements on this Memorial Day and presumably every day. (2 reader comments)