Ben LaBolt

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Name: Ben LaBolt
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

How Campbell Brown’s education reform group will anger Republicans

Republicans no doubt cheered when the Vergara v. California decision was handed down, axing teacher tenure. And they’ll no doubt be pleased by former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown’s attack on teacher tenure, with her education reform group called the “Partnership ... [Published LaGrange Daily News - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Inside the GOP's secret school

(CNN) -Night after night, Republicans are going back to school in an effort to build a new army of communications operatives for the Twitter age.The courses at "Comms College" -- the GOP's secret training ground for social media-savvy communications staffers ... [Published KXLY - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

The Death Star to buy Walmart on the Lake

The New York Times ’ ace music business reporter Ben Sisario had a major scoop on Monday : C3 Presents, the Austin, Texas-based promoters with an exclusive deal to present Lollapalooza in Grant Park in perpetuity, are about to sell a majority stake of ... [Published WBEZ 91.5 - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Heckling Is A Form Of Political Intolerance

A heckler is a person who harasses and tries to disconcert others with questions, challenges or gibes. Hecklers are people who shout disparaging comments at a performer or a speaker, with the intent of disturbing the performer or speaker.Heckling is a ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Former Obama Campaign Spokesman Teaching ‘Crisis Management’ Course

Former Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt is teaching an online course at New York University on “crisis management.” The six-week class costs only $625 and begins next month. “Many campaigns are defined by the ways in which the candidate and the ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Team Obama’s Union Busting Alumni

Though President Barack Obama once promised to “put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line” when labor unions were under threat, his former campaign and government staffers are eagerly joining union busting groups ... [Published Firedoglake - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Next Fifteen plans new future for Bite, and six other things for PR pros to know Tuesday morning

Next Fifteen said early Tuesday that it is merging the Asia-Pacific and mainland Europe operations of agency Bite into the Text100 network. It expects a small number of job cuts as a result. Next Fifteen CEO Tim Dyson said Bite will focus on technology, ... [Published PR Week UK - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Crisis experts: Malaysia Airlines had to respond where news is breaking - on Twitter

Comms experts who spoke with PRWeek largely supported Malaysia Airlines’ decision to make its first public statement on Flight MH17, reportedly shot down over Eastern Ukraine , on social media. Yet many acknowledged its drawbacks, as well.Because the ... [Published PR Week UK - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Internal comms key to fixing 'corrosive' VA culture

President Barack Obama made an out-of-the-box choice for his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs last week when he tapped former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald for the role.Crisis and public affairs experts tell PRWeek that McDonald’s ... [Published PR Week UK - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front' in corporate communications

BlackBerry’s Fact Check portal, and blogs and websites like it, are a "new front" in corporate communications as companies look for more aggressive ways to push back against media reports they disagree with.The Canadian mobile-device maker launched the ... [Published PR Week UK - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Robert Gibbs to Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions

Robert Gibbs and President Obama While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass ... [Published Firedoglake - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Obama Administration Veterans Target Teachers’ Unions

I mostly reject lazy “both parties are the same” rhetoric. But if it fits on one issue, it’s education. Obama has long surrounded himself with Rheeists and now that some have moved on from government service, they are renewing the fight against their ... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jun 25 2014]

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"Communications tools and methods change each election cycle, sometimes rapidly," LaBolt says. "while they were once siloed, by president obama's re-election campaign, we had learned to fully integrate media relations with digital communications in order to reach all prospective supporters where there were. it might be catch-up, but the republicans are smart to play it."
"we have sent a strong message to our supporters that this campaign should be an open exchange of ideas, not one where we drown out the other side by heckling and crushing events" Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt said

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How Campbell Brown’s education reform group wil... [Published LaGrange Daily News - Oct 16 2014]
Inside the GOP's secret school [Published KXLY - Oct 15 2014]
The Death Star to buy Walmart on the Lake [Published WBEZ 91.5 - Oct 07 2014]
Heckling Is A Form Of Political Intolerance [Published The Star (Kenya) - Sep 29 2014]
Former Obama Campaign Spokesman Teaching ‘Crisi... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Sep 17 2014]
Team Obama’s Union Busting Alumni [Published Firedoglake - Aug 22 2014]
Next Fifteen plans new future for Bite, and six... [Published PR Week UK - Aug 05 2014]
Crisis experts: Malaysia Airlines had to respon... [Published PR Week UK - Jul 17 2014]
Internal comms key to fixing 'corrosive' VA cul... [Published PR Week UK - Jul 07 2014]
Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front'... [Published PR Week UK - Jul 03 2014]
Robert Gibbs to Lead National Campaign Against ... [Published Firedoglake - Jun 26 2014]
Obama Administration Veterans Target Teachers’ ... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jun 25 2014]
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Former Obama Campaign Spokesman Teaching ‘Crisi... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Sep 17 2014]
Former Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt is teaching an online course at New York University on “crisis management.” The six-week class costs only $625 and begins next month. “Many campaigns are defined by the ways in which the candidate and the ...
Team Obama’s Union Busting Alumni [Published Firedoglake - Aug 22 2014]
Though President Barack Obama once promised to “put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line” when labor unions were under threat, his former campaign and government staffers are eagerly joining union busting groups ...
Robert Gibbs to Lead National Campaign Against ... [Published Firedoglake - Jun 26 2014]
Robert Gibbs and President Obama While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass ...
Obama Administration Veterans Target Teachers’ ... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jun 25 2014]
I mostly reject lazy “both parties are the same” rhetoric. But if it fits on one issue, it’s education. Obama has long surrounded himself with Rheeists and now that some have moved on from government service, they are renewing the fight against their ...
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