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Obama's Patients' Bill of Rights: One Important Right is Missing, Thanks to Corporate Spin and Fear-Mongering

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

An expanded right to sue was the provision in the original Patients' Bill of Rights the insurers hated most, and it is the one provision that is conspicuously absent from what Obama labeled a Patients' Bill of Rights.

Who's Responsible for Your Company's Reputation?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

A number of years ago some enterprising deal makers at GE Capital proposed a series of transactions that would provide financing for a chain of funera...

Tony Hayward, Leaving in Style

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

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

Felice Friedson and The Media Line Bring Balance to Issues in the Mideast

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

When Felice Friedson brought Palestinian journalists to Israel's parliament for the first time, the powerful chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs a...

Celebrity Mania: Who's to Blame?

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Kravette

A few weeks back Sandra Bullock emerged from her home only to be swarmed by cameras during what seemed to be one of the most difficult points in her life. I, for one, will take responsibility.

PR Win for the Military. But What About the Victims?

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Luz

CNN has been airing a story about how Marines are trained to avoid civilian casualties in densely populated areas. Back in my PR days, this kind of "hit" would have been cause for celebration.

BP's Crisis Communications Strategy Is Fundamentally Flawed

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

How a company handles a crisis is the ultimate test of its character. Does it accept responsibility for mistakes, work to make amends and to improve its practices moving forward? Or does it resort to what I call Darth Vader PR?

Why Pop-Ups Work Now

Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kit Yarrow, Ph.D.

Last week Trattoria 1910 opened in a bleak little alley a couple of blocks away from my university. The restaurant has been sold out every day since...

Technology Doesn't Stop with Toyota

Bobbie Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bobbie Wasserman

I have discovered that I'm basically driving a laptop. The Toyota Prius that I own and love(d) is so technologically advanced that problems with acceleration are hard-pressed to be duplicated.

Tigers Hurler Is Pitch-Perfect in Blown Call Dust-up

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rich Robinson

Armando Galarraga, who was robbed of a perfect game by a blown call from umpire Jim Joyce, has also pitched a perfect example of how to handle a potential media storm.

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter O

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

Oprah said it, and it was true: What I know for sure is that there is no strength without challenge, adversity, resistance, and often pain. Equally ...

Sorry, Big Doesn't Get the Job Done!

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

The CEO of a fast-growing software company recently smacked me with a question: Why should he hire RLM PR, a 13-person firm, instead of a so-called na...

BP's Branding Backfires

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

For the past 40-plus days, BP's devastated oil well has been gushing cautionary tales almost as fast as it's been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico....

BP Is an It, not a They

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ryan

Companies have no feelings. It's not that BP is cold; BP has no temperature at all. It's time we recognized corporations for the ravenous reptilian entities they are and always have been.

Jason Linkins

Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions With Pretend Journalism (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The bottled water industry, fighting back against accusations that they are a significant contributor to environmental degradation, has released this magical video of glorious greenwashing.

Jason Linkins

Tiger Woods, Ari Fleischer Part Ways | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Put yourself in Elin Nordegren's shoes. Tiger's being repped by Ari Fleischer, the person you hire when you want to keep right on lying, forever and ever and ever. What's a lady to think?

Tony Hayward, BP CEO, Is A PR's Worst Nightmare

DailyFinance | Jonathan Berr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BP's (BP) CEO Tony Hayward is the type of executive who makes his public relations staff grab a fistful of antacid tablets (or perhaps a shot of whisk...

News/PR Line Gets Blurrier

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Many of the thirty-thousand-plus journalists laid off in the past two years have signed on to corporate public relations gigs, further blurring the already-murky line between PR and news.

Set America's CEOs Free: Why Corporate Chieftains Should Talk More

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Harber

If CEOs more actively engaged in public debate, it would give everyone the chance to hear what the needs and concerns of all stakeholders are.

Best of Luck to You, Ms. Burke

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

On May 11 it was announced that DynCorp International has appointed Ashley Vanarsdall Burke as Senior Director, Media Communications.

How to Hire a Marketing, PR, or Internet Consultant

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arielle Ford

When you start any relationship with clarity and communication you stand a much better chance of getting successful results with a seamless process.

How to Find a Job in Denver Public Relations

Ef Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ef Rodriguez

If you don't want to find a job, that's your business. But if you'd like to get some Denver cheddar, here are some things to avoid -- all of which I observed in the past few weeks.

Do PR Firms Makes Sense Anymore?

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Grant Cardone

Why do I, as a client, have to go seek out a PR firm -- why don't they find me? Wiley Publications, a 200-year-old book publisher, found me here on Huffington Post and asked to publish my next book.

Tiger's Troubles on TV

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 02.19.2010 | Media
Roseanne Colletti

We all have our opinions of Tiger Woods' reading his typed, 14-minute apology. I know I do, but I wanted to hear what a professional crisis manager had to say.

Please, Tiger, Don't Apologize any More!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stanley Bing

Tiger: Be quiet. Do what you do well. Let your club do the talking. Perhaps that's an unfortunate choice of words, but you know what I mean.