Playmaker’s Blog


ELECTION PLAY ACTION: Trump’s Plays to Stop the Vote, and How Biden Can Counter Him

November 4, 2020

From my @playmakeralan, here’s a tweet-by-tweet boil-down of the game that Trump is playing NOW to @stopthevote…and how Biden can counter him TODAY. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Post by Alan Kelly

MEASURING UP PODCAST: The Systems Beneath Strategic Communications and PR

October 31, 2020

“The mission of the Institute for Public Relations is to illuminate the science beneath the art of public relations. And I see a lot of [Alan’s] work as the epitome of just that.” — Mohammad Hamid, Chair, IPR Measurement Commission on the Measuring Up Podcast Many in public relations, communications and related fields think my ideas […]

A FATHER’S QUESTION: What’s the Ontogeny of Your Ontology?

September 26, 2020

Good readers of The Elements of Influence know of my father’s own influence on the making of The Standard Table of Influence Strategies.  He’s Dr.


September 16, 2020

While the player is sometimes more important than the play, like Roger Stone, the factors and variables are also crucial. Take, for example, Trump’s performance on ABC Politics where he used velocity, frequency and volume to gaslight undecided PA voters and moderator George Stephanopoulos. See this post on Twitter.

PARDONED PROXY: What Play is Roger Stone Running for Donald Trump?

September 12, 2020

As a pardoned Roger Stone floats the trial balloon of a Trump dictatorship we know he’s doing Trump’s bidding. Stone, a barely disguised proxy, seeds the premise that Trump can now blithely repeat: Some people say I should declare martial law. See this post on Twitter. Photo credit: Media Matters