Peak Populism

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The spiral of silence and the rise of populism

Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann's well-documented theory on the spiral of silence (1974) explains why fear of isolation might serve the emergence of populism.

The case against Twitter’s decision to ban political advertising

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Twitter's decision to ban political advertising plays to people's fear of data-mining and their distrust of politicians.

How to navigate the moral war of political correctness

There’s a moral war raging for our minds. As a business, do you side with the alt-left or the alt-right — or do you find a way to stay clear?

How to fight populism

Populism is brewing in many Western democracies. Is there a way to fight back? It may be too late — at least this time around.

How social media divides us — a post-Postman analysis of a media landscape in distress

How social media divides us — is it a breeding ground for hate groups, fake news, and click-baits?

The Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference is PR history

The Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference is a slice of modern PR history — just as it could’ve been another episode of the comedy show, Veep.

Is your brand alone?

Is your brand alone? In the age of algorithms, no brand can punch through the noise all by themselves. They need the help of a brand community.

The nuances of a public apology

A public apology is a tool to allow the story to move into the next phase sooner rather than later — whatever that phase might hold in store for the accused.

The CrossFit PR mayhem — the destruction of a global brand

The demise of CrossFit has been a long time coming. Glassman's tweet did stir up a perfect PR storm, but the brand CrossFit was already in serious trouble.