Category: Public Affairs

The Private Battle Over Public Schools The rising tide of teacher activism continues today, as thousands of educators in both Arizona and Colorado walk out of their classrooms and head to their respective state capitol. Unfortunately, they could be playing into the hands of those who want to bust teacher unions and divert billions of dollars to […]

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PR Firms Keep Clients On Strategy If a picture is worth a thousand words, a viral meme on social media is worth exponentially more. Advocates, marketers and public policy wonks are all embracing the power of social media, pop culture, politics and memes. Some are having greater success than others. A meme is a funny […]

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The Art Of Information, Influence Propaganda and censorship are nothing new, but the art, science and motives have evolved tremendously in the past decade. Freedom of speech isn’t what it used to be. Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause, position or movement. It’s a common […]

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Bankruptcy A Threat To U.S. Constitution Since we now fund our government and our record debt three months at a time, the showdown over funding was predictable. President Trump signaled his approval of a government shutdown last May, when he endorsed the possibility publicly. He made it clear that he was willing to hold a […]

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Fusion Of Government Relations, Public Relations and Marketing Public affairs is another term for stakeholder relations among individuals and groups with common and competing agendas. It’s typically found at the crossroads of public opinion and public policy. Stakeholders often include politicians, civil servants, influencers, customers, communities, clients, shareholders, trade associations, think tanks, business groups, charities, unions, […]

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Prion Disease Never An Isolated Event Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama tested positive for prion disease. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), […]

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Reindeer Canaries In A Coal Mine Norway and the greater Scandinavian region are experiencing some of the highest rates of neurodegenerative disease in the world. The human epidemic is fueling a related epidemic among wildlife. Norway will slaughter hundreds of reindeer to tackle a mere symptom of a bigger problem. Mismanagement is pouring fuel on the […]

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Alzheimer’s An Infectious Disease According To Science, Evidence If you think that you and your family are immune to the surging epidemic of neurodegenerative disease, think again. Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every day thanks to mismanagement and misinformation. Infectious proteins known as prions are […]

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Digital Trends Shaping Best Practices Public affairs and public relations are not synonymous or mutually exclusive terms, but the line is getting blurred as the art and science of influence evolves. I see public affairs as an organization’s efforts to manage relationships with stakeholders in the public policy arena at any level. These are individuals […]

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Phoenix PR Firm Offers Strategy To Coalitions, Grassroots Campaigns Citizen movements continue changing the world in the face of corruption, cronyism and unresponsive government. It’s a dynamic that needs to gain momentum now more than ever as the clash between public health, public property and public servants reaches new heights around the world. It’s up […]

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