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Dr. Birx Reveals All on CNN, But Will It Repair Her Reputation?

March 29th, 2021 by

Some view Dr. Deborah Birx as the previous administration’s medical enabler. Indeed, during a March 28 CNN interview she admitted the substantial numbers of deaths could have been reduced had the White House adopted better policies and communicated them correctly. Her admission provides little solace to mourning families. And it might not help salvage her image.

A Special Birthday for PR’s Grande Dame: Denny Griswold (1908-2001) 

March 24th, 2021 by

It’s fitting that today, March 24, 2021, is both Equal Pay Day and the birthday of PRNEWS’s founder, the inestimable Denora “Denny” Griswold (1908-2001). Griswold’s birthday is special this year, though. Just one week ago, a large package arrived at the Museum of Public Relations. It’s sort of a birthday gift for PR historians worldwide.

Royal or Not-Empathy Beats Jealousy in Oprah’s Interview

March 9th, 2021 by

We’re communicators, so it’s natural for us to dissect Oprah’s big interview in a slightly different way than most. For us, some of the questions center on the couple’s goals in agreeing to sit for the interview and did they make their case well?

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No Masking the Difficulty of Decisions Facing Texas Businesses

March 4th, 2021 by

Texas businesses large and small are facing a decision: Should they honor the Governor’s decision to life the mask mandate or continue requiring masks for employees and customers? It’s a decision with risks and rewards no matter what decision is reached.

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Brands, Leaders and Communicators Urged to Hew Closely to Corporate Values During This Moment of Division and Disinformation

March 2nd, 2021 by

Was there a recent time when communicators had a more confusing ecosystem in which to tell stories? US-based PR pros are working in a climate that includes political fragmentation, a year-old pandemic mired in those political divisions, an erosion of trust in public and private institutions and a meteoric rise in disinformation.


Industry Spotlight: Legalization and PR Opportunities Grow in CBD and Cannabis

February 26th, 2021 by

The business opportunity for cannabis (as well as CBD and hemp), appears significant, with many opportunities in the PR space–as long as communicators do the legwork and learn the sector’s intricacies. As part of our new Industry Spotlight series, PRNEWS talked to Agency A-List Top 100 honorees in the CBD and cannabis sector about working in this emerging space.


For Global Ethics Month, Consider the ABC’s of Ethical Failures

February 15th, 2021 by

With trust in business and government at historic lows and consumers questioning everything, ethical behavior is critical. As the Notre Dame Center for Ethical Leadership reports, doing the right thing takes time. The ABCs of ethical failures can help

In Honor of Valentine’s Day, PRNEWS Editors Share What they Love about PR

February 11th, 2021 by

The PRNEWS editorial team spent some time reflecting on the last year and discussed what they love (and don’t love) about what’s happening in the PR industry.


Brands Look to Avoid Their Own Groundhog Day

February 2nd, 2021 by

Today, Feb. 2, 2021, many may describe their life as a “Groundhog Day.” Since the pandemic hit and the days cycle through, we’ve lived, worked and remained at home for almost a year now—adhering to stay-at-home guidelines. Much like people, brands and organizations can find themselves in a funk, putting out the same messaging year after year, which, while reliable, can lose the attention of a fickle populace. 


Communicators Need to Place Fallout from Capitol Violence into Larger Corporate Narrative

February 2nd, 2021 by

One thing economic historians likely will include in their accounts of Jan. 6, 2021, is the reaction of some of the country’s largest companies. It started with several blue-chip firms denouncing the violence and the 147 lawmakers who voted in favor of overturning election results.