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65: Midterms and Public Opinion, Ryanair’s Twitter Defense, Protecting Your Digital Reputation

11/9/2018
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On the pod this week: We're discussing the meaning of the midterm election results, American Airlines' new policy on passengers with nut allergies, and Ryanair's Twitter defense. Plus we chat with PR professional John David about the best ways to protect your digital reputation.

Duration:00:27:22

64: Google Walkout, PR for Saudi Arabia, Midterm Predictions

11/2/2018
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Google Walkout - 3:40 Google employees stage a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment claims. What are the lessons for internal communications? PR for Saudi Arabia - 10:27 There are reports that the Saudi government is mounting a PR campaign to try to improve its image with U.S. lawmakers. What are the implications of doing PR work for a country that is involved in a controversy? Trump's Border and Immigration Messaging - 18:40 The Trump team is using the immigration...

Duration:00:31:44

63: Countdown to the Midterms, Migrant Caravan, Disney

10/26/2018
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On the pod this week: We discuss the messaging around the midterm elections, the Florida governor's debate, the president's response to the mail bombs and more 2:25 - Countdown to the midterms 5:20 - Florida governor's debate 11:53 - Migrant caravan 18:39 - President Trump's response to the mail bombs 26:32 - Disney and dead people

Duration:00:34:18

62: World's Most Competitive Economy, Senator Warren's DNA Test, Crisis Communications

10/19/2018
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On the pod this week: The U.S. takes the top spot as the world's most competitive economy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) releases the results of her DNA test showing Native American ancestry. Plus we're chatting with crisis communications expert Gerard Braud. 3:00 — The U.S is named the most competitive economy by the World Economic Forum 7:00 — Sen. Warren's decision to take a DNA test to show Native American ancestry 15:13 — The optics in a crisis: Crisis communications expert Gerard Braud...

Duration:00:48:10

61: Kanye West, Taylor Swift, President Trump's USA Today Op-Ed

10/12/2018
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On the pod this week: We're talking Kanye West's Oval Office speech, Taylor Swift's political endorsements, Google Plus shutting down and President Trump's op-ed piece in USA Today. Kanye West - 1:05 Taylor Swift - 8:04 Google Plus - 12:40 President Trump's Op-Ed - 17:40

Duration:00:26:10

60: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, Catholic University, Red and Blue Waves

10/5/2018
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On the pod this week: We interview Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd about his new podcast, Not In My County. Plus we discuss social media lessons from the tweet by a dean at Catholic University. We end with our thoughts on the upcoming midterm elections and the potential for Democrats or Republicans to win big. 2:38 - Interview with Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd 16:40 - Public Relations in Law Enforcement 23:43 - Catholic University Responds to a Dean's Controversial Tweet 34:48 - Will We See...

Duration:00:40:08

59: Kavanaugh Hearings, Trump's UN Speech, Dunkin' Drops the Donuts

9/28/2018
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On the pod this week: What to make of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings on Thursday, lessons and laughter from President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly, and our thoughts on Dunkin' Donuts dropping 'Donuts' from its name.

Duration:00:35:25

58: Kavanaugh, Google, Mueller's Strategy of Silence

9/21/2018
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On the pod this week: We're discussing the latest with Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, the leaked emails from Google, and whether silence can be an effective PR strategy. Plus we interview the author of Spin Sucks, Gini Dietrich.

Duration:00:39:11

57: Remembering 911, Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, Answers for Modern Communicators

9/14/2018
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On the pod this week: We discuss the 17th anniversary of Sept. 11 and a new campaign – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland – that hopes to influence the president on tariffs. Plus we chat with PR and communications expert Deirdre Breakenridge, author of the new book Answers for Modern Communicators.

Duration:00:44:01

56: Nike & Colin Kaepernick, NYT Op-Ed, Kavanaugh Hearings

9/7/2018
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On the pod this week: We're discussing Nike's Just Do It ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the anonymous op-ed from a White House official, the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Plus we interview Toyota Marketing Manager and PR pro Javier Moreno.

Duration:00:38:47

55: John McCain, Trump vs. Google, Primary Results

8/31/2018
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On the pod this week: The White House's statements about Sen. McCain's death, Trump accuses Google of censorship, plus our interview with Florida politico Kevin Doyle to break down the primary election results

Duration:00:39:01

54: Urban Meyer (Again), the Pope, the FL Gov Race

8/24/2018
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On the pod this week: Why Urban Meyer's statement fell flat, the Pope's slow response to the sexual abuse scandal in Pennsylvania, an interview with a Florida political communications expert to discuss next week's primary

Duration:00:39:47

53: #FreePress, Advice from a Storytelling & Speaking Expert

8/17/2018
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On the pod this week: The #FreePress movement started by the Boston Globe plus an interview with storytelling expert and speech coach Mike Ganino.

Duration:00:37:51

52: Urban Meyer, Google and China, Space Force

8/10/2018
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On this week's episode, we're discussing Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, Google's secret project to develop a search engine in China, President Trump's plans for a space force and more.

Duration:00:35:25

51: #LipSyncChallenge, Eric Church & the NRA, Soccer Ball from Russia

7/27/2018
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On the pod this week: #lipsyncchallenge among police departments, Eric Church's criticism of the NRA, House Democrats new slogan, and the soccer ball Vladimir Putin gave President Trump.

Duration:00:30:30

50: Elon Musk's PR Problems, Trump's Wild Week, Sacha Baron Cohen Returns

7/20/2018
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Does Elon Musk need PR help? We're discussing his recent comments on Twitter, along with President Trump's crazy week after meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Duration:00:32:23

49: Build-A-Bear, Papa John's, Running Town Halls

7/13/2018
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Build-A-Bear apologizes after its promotion gone wrong. The founder of Papa John's steps down as chairman of the board after using a racial slur. A candidate from Texas is running, literally, to unseat Senator Ted Cruz.

Duration:00:31:57

48: Another #Boycott, Supreme Court, Florida Governor's Race

7/6/2018
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On the pod this week: We're discussing #boycottWalMart, the Supreme Court justice selection, the Florida's governor's race and more. Be sure to listen to the end for our July 4th trivia!

Duration:00:35:08

Episode 47: Red Hens, Trade Wars, Supreme Court

6/29/2018
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On the pod this week: What can communicators learn from the Red Hen incident, plus discussions on Justice Kennedy's retirement, the Trump administration's travel ban, trade wars and more.

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 46: The Border and Burger King

6/22/2018
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On the pod this week: The Trump administration's handling of separating families at the border, plus Burger King's bizarre ad for the World Cup

Duration:00:31:54