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TC Public Relations: Celebrating 20 Years

This year we celebrate 20 years since I started TC Public Relations. And as I reflect on the years in business, I think back to how my success actually comes from a bottle of whiskey. Let me explain.  When I was growing up in Philadelphia, around the age of 12, my father and I shared…

Talking about Pro-Life: use the right language

Last year, The New York Times featured an article, ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ vs. ‘Forced Pregnancy’: The Language Wars of the Abortion Debate. For people who have a heart for the unborn, the words they choose are important for protecting women and saving their babies. Even though they want to help, sometimes they can express anger and…

A Van Gogh, Trump, and a Tall-Tale Toilet

When the White House asks for a favor, it’s best to think carefully before you take action. Paul Schwartzman reported in the Washington Post that President Trump requested a Vincent van Gogh painting to put in his private living quarters at the White House. What the museum offered was a piece of art that was more functional,…

Don’t Blow Up Your Publicity Plan

When we’re going to have a baby, we love to tell people about it. However, when was the last time a baby announcement could land you in jail? Alastair Lawson reports in the BBC News that a man shot an exploding target to announce his wife’s pregnancy. It sent billowing blue smoke into the air and…

Avoid the Fake News Cycle

There is a famous saying that came out of Chicago’s City News Bureau: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” Unfortunately, not everyone follows that advice.  A story on National Public Radio by Cory Turner describes how students are being trained to spot fake news. They look at viral stories and ads, and…