Trump vs. the NFL: Who Won?

Over the past six months, President Donald Trump has developed a reputation for picking fights with anybody and anything, from foreign dignitaries like Kim Jong Un to luxury department stores like Nordstrom. Last week, he added another big name to the list: the National Football League.

trump1Trump during a rally speech: “Wouldn’t you love for these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, “Get that son of a b* off the field right now!” (USA Today)

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5 steps to win arguments and avoid conflict using PR

As we read in 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways.” Right?

Wrong.

An adult who doesn’t reason “like a child” is a refreshing abnormality ...

4 lessons Clinton and Trump should have learned from “The West Wing”

Previous presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump committed some communications errors that could have been easily avoided. (Photo Source: Common Dreams)

Previous presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump committed some communications errors that could have been easily avoided. (Photo Source: Common Dreams)

The whirlwind of presidential election news, opinions, polls and debates that dominated the news cycle recently came to an end, but we can still learn from the communications successes and failures each campaign experienced.

Here, we’re going to focus more on correcting ...

PR wisdom from Capitol Hill

Matt Whitlock gives a “thumbs up” while talking about the exciting field of public relations in a presentation to BYU students on Oct. 13, 2016. (Source: Calvin Petersen)

Matt Whitlock gives a “thumbs up” while talking about the exciting field of public relations in a presentation to BYU students on Oct. 13, 2016. (Source: Calvin Petersen)

Former BYU graduate Matt Whitlock, now press secretary for Senator Orrin Hatch, returns to BYU with wisdom for PRSSA students about developing qualities that make marketable PR professionals. Whitlock shared three characteristics for success: the ability to write ...