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White House Gives More Free Publicity to Joey Bada$$ - Posted January 9, 2015
(Credit: Larry Downing/Reuters) "Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate." ~Anonymous You would think that Malia Obama would have something grea... [FishbowlDC]

Obama on Sony Hackers: 'I Wish They Had Spoken to Me First' - Posted December 19, 2014
Although this headshot of our president was not made for the Sony Pictures ballyhoo (shout out to Reuters), he was probably looking like this when he got the word that the mighty U.S.A. had kowtowed to the dude with the ja... [FishbowlDC]

GOP Comms Director Resigns After Rant About Obama Daughters Goes Viral - Posted December 1, 2014
Photo Credit: AP Hell has finally frozen over as our fractious political parties have figured out something to agree upon: don't mess with another man's kids. An unwritten rule in... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Promotes Press Freedom Abroad, Has Media Relations Problems at Home - Posted November 17, 2014
The American President is no stranger to dust-ups with the leering media. This is a man who inspired high-fives in newsrooms across this great land of ours when he declared that he would have the "most transparent administ... [FishbowlDC]

UPDATE: MSNBC Is Ready for a Rebranding - Posted November 13, 2014
It was October 2010 when MSNBC pushed all of its chips to the left side of the aisle with the ad campaign "Lean Forward.... [FishbowlDC]

White House Charging Reporters $60K to Do Their Jobs - Posted October 31, 2014
(Photo Credits: FOXNews.com, AP) In the PRNewserverse, we heart our journalist friends. We appreciate their dedication to the craft of sharing stories and the sacrifices they make to do so. Consider the White House Press Corps. ... [FishbowlDC]

Newly Minted 'Ebola Czar' Conspicuously Absent from Ebola Strategy Meeting - Posted October 20, 2014
ICYMI: America is freaking completely out over three isolated cases of Ebola with a strand of connection to warrant a skosh of hysteria (and some ... [FishbowlDC]

Can the ISIS Strikes Become a #PRWin for the President? - Posted August 11, 2014
No one in their right mind (or in a public forum) would ever equate a declaration of war as part of a PR strategy, but it could be one of the side effects of what took place in the Iraq recently. Without getting into the nuance of military and political goings-on, the... [FishbowlDC]

Obama to The New York Times: 'Legalize It? No We Can't.' - Posted July 30, 2014
The week began with a landmark opinion piece from The New York Times' editorial board, which collectively asked for the federal repeal of the ban against ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Administration Locks Out White House Press Corps (Again) - Posted July 25, 2014
In a word... Yes! To quote a poet laureate somewhere in the annals of baseball, "It's like deja vu all over again." You may recall ... [FishbowlDC]

Can We Talk? Joan Rivers Calls President 'Gay,' First Lady 'a Tranny' - Posted July 7, 2014
For more than 50 years, Joan Rivers has been considered the female Don Rickles -- a compliment of the highest order. She has insulted everyone with wit, humor, and dazzling banter. However, that was the younger Joan Rivers. Today, she's not so much funny, as just a... [FishbowlDC]

Why Obama's 'Between Two Ferns' Appearance Was a Good Idea - Posted March 11, 2014
You're probably aware that President Obama appeared on the latest episode of the Funny or Die series with the fat Greek guy from The Hangover. We will make a completely random guesstimate that 60% of our friends shared it on social this morning. As for the why: 850,000 views in a few... [FishbowlDC]

The 10 Biggest PR Losers of 2013 - Posted January 2, 2014
Sure, he's happy now. Just wait 'til he wakes up tomorrow. Now that 2014 has granted us nearly 48 hours' worth of hard-earned hindsight, we'd like to pull out our overgeneralizing caps and name the ten biggest losers of the past ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Administration Goes Gay for the Sochi Olympics - Posted December 18, 2013
This is his best McKayla Maroney Yesterday we were fascinated by a column that longtime punchline Pat Buchanan wrote for Town Ha... [FishbowlDC]

Obamacare Struggles Make for a Perfect Communications Case Study - Posted December 9, 2013
If you'll excuse me, I've got somewhere else to be... You may be shocked to learn that Politico posted something interesting today. Inflammatory "... [FishbowlDC]

'Assassination Market' Website Offers Bitcoin Bounty to Kill Obama, Bernanke and Others - Posted November 19, 2013
(International Business Times) The website, called simply Assassination Market, is collecting bounties to place on the heads of some of the world's most influential figures, offering tens of thousands of pounds to the person to carry out an assassi... [Bitcoins Insider]

13 Political Metaphors More Annoying Than the Government Shutdown - Posted October 15, 2013
"My metaphorical cup is this full..." Retreat to your cocoon, adjust your tin foil hat, pull the wool over your eyes and get ready to drink the Kool-Aid, sheeple--it's time for a lesson in messages more infuriat... [FishbowlDC]

Spinning the ObamaCare Rollout: A Messaging Case Study - Posted October 1, 2013
In one of recent history's most amazing coincidences, the day the federal government "shut down" happens to be the very same day that t... [FishbowlDC]

Ticketmaster Screws Up Obama Inauguration Event - Posted January 8, 2013
We're going to go ahead and make a wild over-generalization here: Ticketmaster is not th... [FishbowlDC]

NRA's Media Team Goes Silent After Newtown Tragedy - Posted December 17, 2012
Friday's horrific violence in Newtown, Connecticut, understandably dominated every corner of the American media this weekend. Many citizens (most prominently ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama PR Team Recasts Victory as 'Revenge of the Nerds' - Posted December 13, 2012
If you're anything like us, you remember the 2012 election as a long, unpleasant string of joke candidates, gaffes, Twitter fights, terrible debate performances and attack ads. The Obama campaign's PR team, however, would like the public to see the presi... [FishbowlDC]

Apple's 'Made in USA' Plan: Good PR, Bad Strategy or Both? - Posted December 6, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook ... [FishbowlDC]

Execs' Anti-Obama Rants Hurt Restaurant Brands - Posted December 4, 2012
Several men who work as managers and CEOs of chain restaurants don't much care for President Obama's signature health insurance law--and they haven't been shy about letti... [FishbowlDC]

Will The White House's New Social Media Strategy Work? - Posted November 29, 2012
There's no question that The White House knows its way around social media--President Obama's "four more years" Instagram tweet quickly became the most l... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook By The Numbers: The 2012 Presidential Race - Posted November 26, 2012
President Barack Obama had three times as many Facebook friends as his Republican rival Mitt Romney on Election Day, and increased his share of Facebook friends 15 times o... [AllFacebook]

Mr. Burns Endorses Mitt Romney - Posted November 6, 2012
Today in Yes, It's Still Election Day News: we bring you another attempt to add some levity to the political process. While director Joss Whedon endorses Obama because "a vote for Romney is a vote for the zombie apocalypse", Springfield's most famous villainous rich guy, Montgomery Burns, sits firmly in the... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Is '800-Pound Gorilla' In 2012 Elections, Cites 'CQ Researcher' Report - Posted October 31, 2012
The winners and losers aren't yet known in the 2012 presidential election, but that hasn't stopped one publication from taki... [AllFacebook]

PR Win: Governor Christie Officially Postpones Halloween - Posted October 31, 2012
In case you didn't notice, this has been a tough week for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he of the quick wit, sharp temper and big ambitions. His state was hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, and we'd say it's safe to assume he hasn't gotten much sleep over the past three or... [GalleyCat]

Hillary Clinton Is Such a Tease - Posted October 25, 2012
Hillary Clinton certainly knows how to play the keep 'em guessing game, doesn't she? The Secretary of State is one of the most popular politicians in the country and the... [GalleyCat]

Hillary Clinton Is Such a Tease - Posted October 25, 2012
Hillary Clinton certainly knows how to play the keep 'em guessing game, doesn't she? The Secretary of State is one of the most popular politicians in the country and the... [FishbowlDC]

White House 'Pissed' Over Advisor's PR Work - Posted October 24, 2012
A Daily Beast follow-up to a weekend article in The New York Times asserts that White House staffers got "... [GalleyCat]

White House 'Pissed' Over Advisor's PR Work - Posted October 24, 2012
A Daily Beast follow-up to a weekend article in The New York Times asserts that White House staffers got "... [FishbowlDC]

Jay-Z and Beyonc Can't Trademark Their Kid's Name - Posted October 22, 2012
We're not quite sure why Jay-Z and Beyonc would want to fight a Boston-based wedding planning company for the rights to the phrase "Blue Ivy". The only possible scenario we can imagine involves a special line of Rocawear for toddlers... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: Presidential Style Is Not the Business of Politics - Posted October 17, 2012
If there's one thing MSNBC host and Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry dislikes most about this election, it's all the talk about the candidates' style. With headlines ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: Presidential Style Is Not the Business of Politics - Posted October 17, 2012
If there's one thing MSNBC host and Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry dislikes most about this election, it's all the talk about the candidates' style. With headlines ... [FishbowlNY]

SNL Can't Seem to Make Obama Funny - Posted September 17, 2012
"Saturday Night Live" started its new season this week, using omnipresent "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean to boost viewers... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Supporters Flock To Facebook During Acceptance Speech - Posted September 7, 2012
Last week, AllFacebook looked at the reaction on Facebook to Republican presidential nominee ... [AllFacebook]

How To Veto Political Posts From Your Facebook News Feed - Posted September 6, 2012
So you're not running with Romney or beam... [AllFacebook]

Clint Eastwood Steals The Show On Facebook At Final Night Of RNC - Posted August 31, 2012
The Republican National Convention audience wasn't shy about turning to Facebook to share their views during Gov. Mitt Rom... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Romney's Campaign Strategist Sound Off On Panel At GOP Convention - Posted August 27, 2012
It's all about ... [AllFacebook]

Brewers to Obama: Where's the Beer Certificate? - Posted August 21, 2012
You've heard that The White House runs America's greatest unsung ... [GalleyCat]

Brewers to Obama: Where's the Beer Certificate? - Posted August 21, 2012
You've heard that The White House runs America's greatest unsung ... [FishbowlDC]

Will Facebook Decide Whether Obama Or Romney Is Winning The Digital Race? - Posted August 17, 2012
The highly competitive ... [AllFacebook]

Smooth PR Move: Romney Campaigns with Convicted Drug Trafficker - Posted August 14, 2012
Most know former governor and perpetual candidate Mitt Romney as a squeaky-clean, upright citizen: Family man, church elder and decorated veteran of the public and private sectors, Romney has never ha... [FishbowlDC]

Political Gaffes Adding to the News Clutter - Posted May 31, 2012
So the Mitt Romney team is trying to pull a Bieber. When his app's epic fail became a trending topic on Twitter (spelling "America" "Amercia"), his team ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Campaign Video Hits Romney Over Trump Fundraiser - Posted May 29, 2012
Ugh. Donald Trump again. Why? Mitt Romney. Blame Romney. Mitt Romney, who ... [FishbowlDC]

Mayor Cory Booker Facing Backlash Over Inoffensive Comments - Posted May 21, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker made some pretty benign statements on Meet The Press yesterday and today it's the big political story. After MTP host David Gregory showed a clip of an Obama ad that ... [FishbowlDC]

Mayor Cory Booker Facing Backlash Over Inoffensive Comments - Posted May 21, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker made some pretty benign statements on Meet The Press yesterday and today it's the big political story. After MTP host David Gregory showed a clip of an Obama ad that ... [GalleyCat]

Obama Campaign Follows Same-Sex Marriage Endorsement With Outreach - Posted May 9, 2012
This evening, we got an email from President Barack Obama with the subject line "Marriage" that starts with: "Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry." The email includes a link to the ... [GalleyCat]

Obama Campaign Follows Same-Sex Marriage Endorsement With Outreach - Posted May 9, 2012
This evening, we got an email from President Barack Obama with the subject line "Marriage" that starts with: "Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry." The email includes a link to the ... [FishbowlDC]

Al-Qaida Spokesperson Discusses His Media Strategy - Posted May 4, 2012
Among the 6,000-plus pages of documents that were gathered during the operation that killed Osama bin Laden is a letter from al-Qaida spokesperson Adam Gadahn written in January 2011 in which he goes into a detailed assessment of American media outlets. "As for the neutrality of CNN in English, it seems ... [FishbowlDC]

New Videos From President Obama, Mitt Romney, and Rihanna - Posted April 30, 2012
With the general election kicking into high gear, President Obama isn't just ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Fights Student Loan Increases, Slow Jam Style - Posted April 25, 2012
President Obama addressed the pending student loans increases with a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a loan-focused performance of "Slow Jammin' the News." President Obama made a stop at the University of North Carolina yesterday to deliver a speech to a students. The university is also where the show... [FishbowlDC]

'African Americans for Obama' Launches - Posted February 2, 2012
To kick off Black History Month, ... [GalleyCat]

Michelle Obama Responds to New Book - Posted January 11, 2012
  If you write a book about the inner workings of the U.S. presidency, pu... [FishbowlDC]

Jobs May Become A Positive Message for Obama - Posted January 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32277" align="alignright" width="276" caption="Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP"][/caption] For much of his first term, "jobs" has been a sore topic for President Obama. However, today's news is that the U.S. ... [FishbowlDC]

Bono, Obama, Bush Drive Awareness of World AIDS Day - Posted December 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30881" align="alignleft" width="344" caption="Photo: AP"][/caption] Today is World AIDS Day, but Bono made an appearance yesterday on The Daily Show to begin the commemoration. During his interview, ... [FishbowlDC]

Goodbye to Steve Jobs - Posted October 5, 2011
On the same day of the iPhone 4S announcement, about 5 p.m. Pacific time, the tech world suffered an immeasurable loss in the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs... [GalleyCat]

Goodbye to Steve Jobs - Posted October 5, 2011
The day after the iPhone 4S announcement, at about 5 p.m. Pacific time, the tech world suffered an immeasurable loss in the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs... [FishbowlDC]

Paul Azinger Missed The ESPN Social Media Memo - Posted August 26, 2011
ESPN golf analyst Paul Azinger took a cheap shot at President Barack Obama Thursday via ... [TVNewser]

Paul Azinger Missed The ESPN Social Media Memo - Posted August 26, 2011
ESPN golf analyst Paul Azinger took a cheap shot at President Barack Obama Thursday via ... [SportsNewser]

Only Shaquille O'Neal Would Blame President Obama For Rajon Rondo Coming Up Short Last Season - Posted August 17, 2011
Any basketball fan can tell you Rajon Rondo is a poor shooter. Even President Barack Obama is well aware of Rondo's flaws... [TVNewser]

Only Shaquille O'Neal Would Blame President Obama For Rajon Rondo Coming Up Short Last Season - Posted August 17, 2011
Any basketball fan can tell you Rajon Rondo is a poor shooter. Even President Barack Obama is well aware of Rondo's flaws... [SportsNewser]

When Entering the Indian Market, 'Patience is Important' - Posted November 10, 2010
[caption id="attachment_8754" align="alignleft" width="322" caption="From left to right: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama, and President Pratibha Patil Photo: AFP"][/caption] Yesterday, we spoke with Harjiv Singh, the co-founde... [FishbowlDC]

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