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Ted Gup | Posted 07.28.2016 | Media
Ted Gup

At 8:10 AM on the morning of July 6, 2016 I sent an email to that, journalistically speaking, should have awakened even the dead. The email ...

Not Your Father's Lobbyist: The Value of Public Affairs Communications

Guy Golan | Posted 04.10.2016 | New York
Guy Golan

The controversy over New York State's proposed regulation requiring public relations consultants to register as lobbyists has resulted in an important debate regarding a core PR function known as issues management.

Is PR the New Lobbying?

Mike Kennerknecht | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Mike Kennerknecht

As New York weighs changes to lobbying for PR, social media and grassroots advocacy, other states will watch closely. 2016 will be an interesting year for anyone working in PR or public affairs.

What Jon Stewart Taught Me About Advocacy

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

With access to more viewers than any press conference, Stewart has pushed his interview subjects -- then and now -- to not just bring their A game, but their A+ game. He does his homework, asks hard questions and often has a trick up his sleeve

Political TV talk show airs five days a week through Election Day in Denver

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

For those of you who used to complain about the shrinking length of TV sound bites, but now you're grateful for any political blip on TV at all, take ...

Advocacy and Making Policy Personal

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 08.10.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Public affairs experts would argue that advocacy work is much more effective when there is a personal story attached to an issue. A first person account makes policy personal, and puts a face on issues that may otherwise be debated in the abstract.

Ryan Grim

'Revenge Of The Nerds': Tech Lobbyists Walk Off Job In Dramatic Shakeup | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move that would make Jerry Maguire proud, a team of four top lobbyists at TechAmerica resigned Monday afternoon, dealing a blow to ...

Christina Wilkie

What Happens When The Tech Industry Meets Washington | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A once-powerful tech industry trade group has been shedding clients and losing senior staff, according to internal firm documents obtain...

Music to Our Ears: Failing in Afghanistan as We Did in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Kids and music go together beautifully. Free from pretensions, children play from their hearts. Put that beauty into an international setting -- in th...

U.S. Diplomat Peter Van Buren Speaks About American Public Diplomacy

John Brown | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
John Brown

"Any communications strategy plays second to reality. So as long as deaths from misplaced drone attacks, atrocities by soldiers and videos of Abu Ghraib exist, you are not going to fool anyone regardless of how many tweets you send out."

Gov 1.0 and Powerful Happenings

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

We need more "Camp Karen" types of activities in all of our civic spaces. In bringing dignity back to politics, we all grow as a people.

Get It Right - Facts Matter

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

CEA's Shapiro Tells Press Club PR audience to provide just the facts by Mike Smith Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association (...

Tiger Woods' Apology VIDEO & Best Affair Apologies Ever

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It happens to the best of us-- you make "transgressions," your spouse finds out, you have to apologize. Only for most of us, the apology isn't broadc...

Strategic Communications and the Graveyard of Empires

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

A conflict between Richard Holbrooke and Admiral Michael Mullen over public diplomacy in Afghanistan could be no more than the usual Washington tempest in a teapot. Or it might reflect a major problem.