Is Donny Deutsch a PR expert?

Of course everyone knows Donny Deutsch, CEO of his eponymous firm, is a successful author, TV personality, and advertising executive, but does that mean he's a PR expert, too?

Of course everyone knows Donny Deutsch, CEO of his eponymous firm, is a successful author, TV personality, and advertising executive, but does that mean he's a PR expert, too? The answer is simple: of course not. One has to wonder then why he was on Today Tuesday morning, alongside NBC chief legal correspondent Dan Abrams, discussing the forced resignation of HP CEO Mark Hurd and how the company should respond to preserve its reputation. Clearly Deutsch has a cozy relationship with the NBC family, since he has hosted The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC for the past four years, but surely Today producers could have tried to find someone who is an actual PR practitioner, someone who has counseled corporate clients though crises. So, is it a case of corporate nepotism? Or is it another case of the PR industry not promoting itself enough? Here is the video:

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