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Strategic Communications

Your First Resolution for 2016: A Communications Plan

Liz Wainger | Posted 12.03.2016 | Home
Liz Wainger

It's that time of year again. No, we're not talking about eggnog and holiday cheer, although "'tis the season." Rather, it's communications planning time! Don't have one? Maybe this is the year to create one. And if you do have one, it's time to examine how well you did against this past year's efforts and what adjustments you would make for the coming 12 months.

Darkness in the City of Light - But Hope Glimmers

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Lawrence A. Levine

The war against violent extremism is not over but if freedom loving nation's and peoples of all faiths unite to oppose religiously-based oppression and tyranny, Paris provides hope that we are at a turning point.

Communication Matters: Getting Your Message Out

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 04.12.2015 | Home
Lonnie A. Powers

We are using three approaches to communications in order to broaden our impact. These approaches apply to foundations and nonprofits alike. The first is to communicate proactively with the media to educate the public.

Why Leadership Planning and Organizing is HOT

Thuy Sindell | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home
Thuy Sindell

When people consider leadership roles, their common reaction is to think about the flashier characteristics -- sexy things like vision and strategy. Many people who follow strong leaders find that high-level aspirational talk gets them excited.

Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 02.15.2015 | Home
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

New Stanford Criminal Justice Study Right, But Incomplete and Misleading

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.

Giving up on talking about race or facts because of the Stanford study would be a sad high-jacking of criminal justice discourse in our country.

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Home
Melissa Schwartz

It's true, most of us will never have the resources to be major financial players in political campaigns. Our advocacy lies in our voice, and in our wallets.

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | Home
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

When a Press Release Isn't a Press Release

Peter Gardett | Posted 11.17.2013 | Home
Peter Gardett

The Internet changes everything, but never in the way you quite expect. The death of traditional journalism hasn't resulted in a lessening of apprecia...

Another Tragedy in Tunisia Signals Again the Need for Change

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Nassar

Today, a 17 year old student in Tunisia, Ayoub al-Hamidi, walked into his principle's office and set himself on fire because he was being restricted f...

Public Diplomacy: "Out" for the U.S., "In" Overseas?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Brown

China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.

Democrats Must Act Quickly and Decisively to Regain Messaging Edge

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rich Robinson

Obama's team and the Democratic leadership have committed the communications Cardinal Sin: allowing the opposition to define and control the debate.

Tony Hayward, Leaving in Style

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rick Horowitz

There is the flapping tongue, ladies and gentlemen. And then there is the subtle beauty of the upraised middle finger.

Not Your Grandparents' Strategic Communications: Part One

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Snow

The best communication narrows that gap between what you say and what you do. This is where understanding strategic communications pays off.

Strategic Communications: The Debate Continues

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Brown

General McChrystal's assessment of the war in Afghanistan reflects the continuing debate within the U.S. government on the role of strategic communications in going forward.

Strategic Communications and the Graveyard of Empires

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.