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COMMUNICATING IN A TRUMP WORLD: GSG AND PR COUNCIL BRING PR VETS TOGETHER TO WEIGH IN

Communicating in a Trump World: GSG and PR Council Bring PR Vets Together to Weigh In By Jon Silvan Founding Partner and CEO, Global Strategy Group Board Member, PR Council   The first few weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have tested the media and communications industry in ways previously unimaginable. A tweet can enrage protesters […]

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FROM “TRUTHINESS” TO “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”: WE MUST RECOMMIT TO CORE COMMUNICATIONS VALUES

In 2005, Stephen Colbert coined the term “Truthiness.” In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries anointed “post-truth” as the international word of the year. Now, less than a month into 2017, phrases like “alternative facts” makes it feel as if we are sliding toward the Orwellian province of doublespeak. Whenever I write, I reflexively move to source, to […]

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Do Facts Still Matter? Thoughts on America’s Relationship with Truthiness

Watching the debate last week as well as the chatter that accompanied its aftermath, I couldn’t help thinking in this election season we could be forgiven for wanting more respect for facts, not less. Charles Dickens wrote in his classic novel Hard Times: Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing […]

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It’s Not Just about Jail—Legal and Public Relations in the Age of Social Media

Would you sic your legal department on an avid fan who in a burst of enthusiasm sent your company a new product suggestion? What if that fan was a third grader who wrote the letter not to lay claim to your intellectual property, but to practice writing letters? In 2006, Apple CEO Steve Jobs received […]

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