• The Buzz Surrounding Joe For President (No, Not That Joe)
    For a guy who announced his candidacy less than five months ago, Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh isn't doing that bad in terms of word-of-mouth, especially when you consider he has spent almost no money on paid media, and lacks the significant campaign funding of rivals in either party. He is now generating organic conversations that stack him somewhere between Democrats Buttigieg and Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer.
  • Why I Don't Miss Fakebook, Er, I Mean Facebook
    It's been nearly two years since I deactivated Facebook and I don't miss it. Professionally, I can't get away from it. Societally, I think we'd all be better off without it. I'm not alone.
  • Who Won 2019's Political PR Race? (Hint: She's Not Even Running)
    Based on a survey of American consumers conducted by PR firm Bospar, the biggest net gain of the major American political figures was former First Lady Michelle Obama, followed closely by her husband, former President Barack Obama.
  • 'Crazy' Presidential Tweets: Pelosi Gaining On Sanders
    For someone who has described himself as an expert on branding, the President of the United States doesn't seem to understand the core tenets of consistency, continuity and indelibility that make for great brands. At least that appears to be the case in the way he tries to label the brands of his adversaries. In recent weeks, he has switched from nicknaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "Nervous Nancy" to "Crazy Nancy" in an effort to disparage her. The problem is that it's a label he has routinely assigned to others -- most notably Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, as well as ...
  • Let Him Without Sin Cast The First Tweet
    Normally, I don't write much about religious media, and when I do, it's rarely in the context of politics. But two events this week have thrown religious media -- especially Christian media-- into the political discourse surrounding the President's impeachment.
  • President's 'Fake News' Campaign Is Working, Albeit Mostly Among His Supporters
    He began his presidency by declaring war on the U.S. news media and spent the first three years of his time in office labeling America's top journalists "fake news," and the President's tactics appear to have worked, at least as far as Republican voters are concerned. That's the finding of an in depth report released today by the Pew Research Center.
  • A Prime Minister, A President, And A Princess Walk Into A Bar
    Have you heard the joke about five world leaders who walk into a cocktail party? The punchline is the President of the U.S. It's hard to say exactly when the President's visits to global summits became the world's running joke, but the effect is becoming very real for the esteem of the U.S. that will live long past his term in office.
  • Bloomberg Really Does Know 'What It Takes To Beat Trump' -- Actually, He Knows Two Ways
    When Bloomberg says, "I know what it takes to beat Trump," he's using his financial industry roots, and expressing it as a hedge, because either way, Bloomberg cannot lose.
  • Freedom Of Speech Is Not Freedom Of Reach
    Ad pros know better than anyone that reach, even when it is "earned," doesn't come for free. But that's the case big digital platforms make to fend off criticism about why they don't censor users, even when they use their platforms to distribute vile and destructive speech that hurts our society.
  • 'Well, Ambassador And Mr. Morrison, I Have Some Bad News For You'
    The "bad news," according to House impeachment inquiry hearing Republican ranking member, Devin Nunes, is that "ratings are way down, way down." Turns out the Republican minority cannot even be honest about something as easily checkable as Nielsen ratings.
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