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It’s Time Corporates Stopped Trying to be Political Players

From our good friend in Australia, Tony Jaques, at Issues Outcome.  Check out his website here. With universities tying themselves in knots over free speech and campus protests, and corporations struggling to decide what to say on high profile issues, it’s time to revisit whether management should speak up or shut up. Despite the headlines […]

What’s With the Rise of “Fact-Based Journalism”?

By Philip M. Napoli and Asa Royal for Nieman Lab Here’s a term you may be hearing with increasing frequency: “Fact-based journalism.” The Associated Press uses it in fund-raising appeals, as does ProPublica, and our local NPR affiliate. The National Association of Broadcasters and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting both describe themselves as purveyors of “fact-based journalism” in their public relations materials. Even […]

Three Must-Haves in Your Next Press Release

By Matt Petteruto for PR News As the media landscape continues to change at a dizzying pace, it can be difficult for PR and communications pros to keep pace. Layoffs continue to mount, while the manner in which news is delivered and consumed by audiences is constantly evolving. Despite these rapid changes, one thing remains for […]

Crisis at Kellogg’s: CEO Offers ‘Cereal for Dinner’ Economic Advice

From Thomas Mustac, writing for PR News… A fascinating case study on crisis communications is currently unfolding in the cereal aisle. It involves Kellogg’s, the global brand that brings Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and other cereal staples to supermarkets around the world. The crisis stems from a Kellogg’s marketing campaign, launched nearly two years ago, […]

True Thought Leaders Don’t Just Make Noise: They Drive Change

From our very good friend, Tony Jaques, Director of Issue Outcomes Pty Ltd, in North Melbourne, Australia… We all know and recognise them. Dial-a-quote CEOs and business leaders who love to be on TV and offer an opinion on every issue-of-the-day. Problem is they often mistake being provocative and controversial for making a thoughtful contribution to advancing […]

PR Roundup: How Not to Interview Caitlin Clark, North American Communications Monitor and NPR’s Rollercoaster Week

By Nicole Schuman for PRNews How Not to Report on Women’s Basketball What happened: This week’s WNBA draft continued to bask in the afterglow of an historic Women’s NCAA March Madness tournament and welcome some of its newest and brightest stars. Caitlin Clark mania continued for the Indiana Fever, who drafted the University of Iowa star […]

The O.J. Simpson Trial And Social Media – And How Courtrooms Haven’t Been The Same Since

By Thom Fladung for Hennes Communications O.J. Simpson’s death triggered the expected avalanche of media coverage, from how Nicole Brown Simpson’s killing and the Simpson trial affected domestic violence issues to Simpson’s “complicated legacy” to Khloe Kardashian’s Instagram post reviving speculation about her being Simpson’s daughter. Much of that coverage, of course, focused on the […]

Defending Against Conspiracies Through Storytelling

NOTE:  The original title of this article is Defending Against Courtroom Conspiracies Through Storytelling.  We took the editorial liberty of removing “Courtroom” from the title of this introduction in the hope that non-attorneys will read this, too. Introduction by Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications In 2024, misinformation continues to be a pervasive force across all sectors […]

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