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T.J. Winick
Solomon McCown President and Crisis Communications Expert Ashley McCown’s take on The Top 6 PR Crises of 2016…So Far is currently featured on PR News. Her countdown, which includes the Cincinnati Zoo, Apple Computer, Disney and the Wounded Warrior Project, is captured on a video posted exclusively on the PR industry trade’s popular website. Click...
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As a part-time New Yorker, I am lucky to have seen the phenomenal productions that have graced the stages of Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. And, yes, that includes Hamilton, thanks to my husband and Solomon McCown CFO Bill Stein, who pushed to see the show when it was in workshop, even though I took...
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I am going to make a bold prediction: In five years, the role of Social Media Strategist will no longer exist. In today’s media landscape consumers have increasing options for how they consume media, from terrestrial radio to social media. You wouldn’t have a “radio agency” as part of your communications strategy, so why would...
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Governor Charlie Baker
This week, Governor Charlie Baker spoke before a crowd at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast and proudly declared that he was focusing on infrastructure and core services of the MBTA. A switch that was installed on the Green Line in 1910, he said, is still in use. In 1910, Babe Ruth would still...
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Zika Virus Communication
How does a country assure the world it is safe to travel there? That is the challenge Brazil faces a little less than six months before it is set to welcome thousands of athletes and nearly a half million visitors to the XXXI Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has the largest outbreak of the...
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A client recently told us, “I believe that the efficiency and success of an organization is directly related to the length of time the leadership team has been together and how much they trust each other.” It sounds simple, but he’s right. And not enough organizations take that into account. Looking at the current discord...
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All of us at Solomon McCown are proud to announce that veteran government relations and P.R. strategist Daniel F. Cence is joining the firm as Senior Vice President. In his role, Dan will run Solomon McCown’s newly-established government relations practice, a natural extension of the firm’s public affairs expertise. In addition to government relations, Dan will...
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For the fourth consecutive year, Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown provides her annual review of the Top Ten public relations crises of the year—first published on PR News. McCown shares her thoughts on which crises were handled well and which organizations needed a stronger response. Which PR crisis topped our list? Watch the video to find out!...
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I’ve always prided myself on being present, both in my public relations career and my personal life. I pay attention to who I’m with, where I’m going, what I’m working on – while being a champion multi-tasker at the same time. Being a parent teaches you that you can edit a document while listening to...
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NBC News announced Thursday that disgraced anchor Brian Williams will return to the air in a diminished role, covering breaking news for cable outlet MSNBC, as well as filling in for his “NBC Nightly News” replacement, Lester Holt, when Holt is “not available.” In mid-February, Williams was bounced from his post as anchor and managing...
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