Hillary Clinton has been the presumed Democratic nominee for President in 2016 since the last ballots were cast in 2012. Polls showed her miles ahead of all potential Democratic rivals in 2016. In fact so assumed is her nomination in 2016, should anything happen to her, the Democratic Party has no real viable plan B ..
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and the Peacock Network are caught in a major crisis that threatens to undermine their credibility. Williams was exposed for lying about being shot down in a helicopter during the United States invasion of Iraq by a group of veterans on Facebook (including one who was in the actual ..
We are often asked how press releases differ from media pitches. It seems everyone has heard of a press release and believes they need one for their public relations campaign. But beyond that they are not sure what a press release does and how it differs with a media pitch. A press release is an ..
Embattled celebrity chef, Paula Deen won a welcome legal victory Monday when a federal judge dismissed the racial discrimination portion of a lawsuit against her and her brother. The sexual harassment portion remains. Yet it was Pyrrhic victory for Deen, for while she may have won in court she, has lost in the court of ..
Paula Deen. Anthony Weiner. Bob Filner. This summer has been filled with public relations disasters. It’s not just politicians and celebrities who face PR disasters, businesses do as well. Think about Carnival Cruises, BP, and Toyota. Each faced a major crisis that became larger each day, because they failed to have in place a proper ..
Major League Baseball has long been known as America’s pastime. Yet the ongoing scandals in the game, with famed players admitting that they have used steroids have dampened America’s enthusiasm for the sport. Now at least 14 players, including New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez face suspensions for their ties to Biogenesis of America ..
Anthony Weiner looked like he was on the comeback trail after his fall from grace two summers ago. That is until the latest public relations crisis hit his campaign. Some people never learn it seems. Weiner was forced to resign from Congress in disgrace for tweeting pictures of himself to young women. That should have ..
Strategic Vision has worked with hundreds of companies over the years, and we have seen how some programs, processes and relationships are more productive than others. There are five behaviors that make a big difference in achieving results that will make your management team proud. 1. Set realistic expectations – whether they are written down ..
Do you have a great idea for a story, but no clue how to get it in the news? Are you tired of pitching press releases the news media simply ignores? If so here are some tips on how to get noticed. 1) Be Unusual The old adage about “Man bites dog” still holds true. ..
Actually, there are many reasons that companies hire marketing, PR and creative agencies, and often they are the wrong reasons. Here is my list of Three Reasons NOT to Hire a PR firm: 1. Do not hire a PR firm because you want to see your name in print or see your face on TV. ..