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How NOT to Launch an October Surprise: PR Takeaways from Trump’s Failed Attempt

An “October surprise” is news that magically “happens” before a November election, just in time to throw a wrench in the works. Politico says they can be “happenstance or deliberately orchestrated;” the article lists examples going back to 1840.  More recently, the … Continue reading

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Getting Political in Branding and Messaging

It used to be a much simpler world for brand development. The tough questions related to name, design, and color.  If you were launching a new tech company circa the early 2000s, you might wonder whether to include a swoosh with your … Continue reading

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United we Brand? Top Reads on Corporate Activism

Should CEOs speak out on social, civil and political issues?  Should brands take a stand? Back in the day (meaning just a few years ago) the answers were easier.  It was a more innocent time and easier for businesses to … Continue reading

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