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Soap Box Heckler: PR is Not a Profession

Last week at the 2nd Annual IPR Bridge Conference I asked a panel of PR scholars if they were comfortable with the title of their talk, “How Public Relations Theory Matters to the Profession.” In my experience, the term “profession” is too easily and often breezily attached to a trade that shuns licensure and seldom suffers for […]

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Trump's Lesson for Communicators: Be Fast

For all the plays that President Donald Trump runs it might be speed more than strategy that gives the president his unique political edge. Even when he’s been beaten. In the wake of a midterm thumping, Trump delivered another clinic in perception management and information warfare. By 8 a.m., he tweeted to House Democrats that […]

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