I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag…What's the message?

Independence Day is a great holiday – parades, BBQ, sun, games, family, chillin’.  Yet, it has roots in something so much more fundamental to our way of life. The intended message of this celebration included the Founding Fathers’ vision for a country that was set apart from every other. They wanted us to remember that freedom is not free and that we all have a responsibility ...

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McChrystal Not Spared by Caesar – What it Communicates

If President Obama had wanted to keep McChrystal in charge in Afghanistan, as a PR advisor I would write his speech as follows:

“Good morning, ladies and gentleman. Much has been said about recent comments and the ripple effects stemming from comments to the press by General McChrystal, who stands now by my side. The General and I have had frank and direct conversation regarding the issues at hand, which include the support of our Constitutional chain of command. The ...

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Freedom of Red, White & Blue PR

old-gloryI love America! That concept seems a bit less precious to many than in days gone by. But, I love it-no doubt. Why?

Well, my occupation in Public Relations depends on the “freedom of speech” promised by our Constitution. The concept of a “free press” is required for an effective PR campaign. Americans have fought boldly for more than two centuries to preserve these rights – my ancestors included.

The challenge is freedom ...

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