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Co-written by Michael Terlep, VOX Indianapolis  For decades we’ve known that debates are about far more than policy. We need only look to the Nixon-Kennedy debates for a perfect example of that fact. So, what exactly was Mike Pence’s task in the debate? How was he supposed to successfully appeal to voters that have been anything but shy in ...

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MikePence

Co-written by Michael Terlep, VOX Indianapolis  For decades we’ve known that debates are about far more than policy. We need only look to the Nixon-Kennedy debates for a perfect example of that fact. So, what exactly was Mike Pence’s task in the debate? How was he supposed to successfully appeal to voters that have been anything but shy in ...

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Who Clinton and Trump were really talking to last night

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We’re officially here. Last night kicked off the presidential general election race – with literally more than a Super Bowl-size audience. Data show the debate is on track to be the biggest TV event of the year, with numbers confirming a 17% jump over the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012. And the pressure was on. ...

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Written by Jun Chou, VOX DC Digital Intern Faced with emojis, geofilters, faceswaps, and lenses, it’s not surprising new users can find Snapchat intimidating—even if they’re professional communicators. More businesses than ever are using Snapchat to their advantage. With more than 100 million daily active users and 400 million snaps uploaded ...

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Best Practices for Integrating CSR and Public Affairs

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Times are changing for public affairs and CSR professionals. Where strong dividing walls once siloed corporate social responsibility efforts, savvy companies are learning that integration, rather than separation, is the key to greater success for the business and the communities it serves. Today’s companies are rethinking their structure and ...

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This article originally appeared in Real Clear Defense on September 7, 2016 Amidst all the name-calling, memes, hashtag wars – and, let’s face it – flat out conspiracy theories, it’s easy to forget that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will assume the role of Commander-in-Chief of the United States Military upon taking office on January 20, ...

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Cracking The Employee Engagement Code

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This article originally appeared on Inside Indiana Business. Hi. My name is Mike and I love my job. But, employer love is increasingly hard to find these days as an overwhelming number of Americans lack engagement in their work. The statistics are startling to anyone running a business. Disengaged workers present a real challenge and the mood ...

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Sorry, That’s Not Your Hashtag

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Co-written by Alex Percival and Natalie Webb We’ve learned a lot from following media coverage of the Rio Olympics. Don’t open your mouth when swimming in bacteria-filled water. Beware of capybaras on the golf course. Get your story straight before telling the Rio police you’ve been robbed at gunpoint — all incredibly important life ...

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This originally appeared in Real Clear Defense on July 27, 2016. The two great oceans that have for almost three centuries protected the United States from its adversaries’ use of “hard power,” or the ability to conduct kinetic military operations against our interests, have less meaning in a world where these same enemies can now expose our ...

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This originally appeared in PRWeek on July 26, 2016.  The theme for the opening night of the 2016 Democratic Convention was United Together, and the headliner for the evening was Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. His speech was the anchor of the night, and his message was central to the Democrats’ ability to ...

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Corporations, non-profits and non-governmental organizations of all types find interesting ways to advance their policy goals during political conventions.  John Dunagan, co-chair of VOX’s Grassroots practice group, took time during the Republican convention in Cleveland to speak with Derek Gianino, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ...

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