Communications Lessons From Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign

Businessman and reality television star, Donald Trump appears to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.  This became all but official with the exit of Texas Senator Ted Cruz from the Republican presidential race following a devastating defeat in Indiana.  Love Trump or hate him, he has shown on the stump some valuable public ..

Brands Maximize Your Relevance In The Media

Today’s media world is 24/7, and reporters are hungry for breaking trends and stimulating story ideas. Pressure is high for brand communicators to create a steady stream of captivating stories. A major challenge is that not all news is the breaking kind — and sometimes there’s a drought of fresh information altogether. What’s a brand ..

Maria Sharapova Learns New Lessons of Crisis Communications – Social Media Drives Narrative

Social media drives narratives and brands react to the social media narrative.  This means that many of the old rules of crisis communications no longer apply as social media drives a crisis regardless if everything was handled correctly or not in addressing the situation with the media and key stakeholders. We saw this happen this ..

2016 Presidential Election – Throwing Away the Rules of Politics and  Communications

It has been said that the 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump have thrown away the rules of politics and communications. Yet in many ways Trump and those in the Republican Party opposing him are replaying the communications strategies of the Republican Party in the 1960s when the Party would battle between conservatives and the ..

Book PR 101 – Elements of the Book PR Plan

Book Reviews Third party reviews of your book Take between 4 to 12 weeks Types of Reviews Newspapers Magazines Online outlets – Armchair Reviews, Midwest Book Review Paid reviews – Kirkus Review Types of Media Interviews Print –Newspaper –Magazine –Wire Service Radio Television Online Media interviews are third party endorsements Logos and interviews can be ..

Book PR 101

What Is Public Relations Public Relations is way to penetrate the public’s consciousness with your book. Public Relations allows you to reach a target audience and stand out from other authors in your genre. It cannot guarantee sales. It takes time. It is as hard if not harder than writing the book A typical public ..