JetBlue

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March 29, 2012

JetBlue’s Response to Pilot Breakdown: Light On Crisis PR Strategy?

by: in: communications, Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, imPRessions, public relations, reputation

All airlines are prone to rough PR weather, but JetBlue seems to have more than its share. Maybe it’s because during a time of rapidly deteriorating expectations, many of us still expect more of JetBlue. It’s that rare industry bird, the customer-friendly airline. An oxymoron. So when it goes off-course, that’s news. There was the…
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October 21, 2011

How To Turn Bad Publicity Into Good PR

by: in: communications, Crenshaw Communications, imPRessions, public relations, reputation

There are those who think any PR is good PR, but let’s face it, sometimes it’s just plain bad. But there are ways to make  lemons out of lemonade. Here are some terrific examples. Faced with withering reviews for its plan to separate its DVD and streaming businesses into two distinct units, Netflix has canceled Qwikster. This latest…
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December 28, 2010

The Best PR Moves of 2010

by: in: communications, Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, public relations, reputation

This year brought well-publicized disasters, misbehaving celebrities, and corporate goofs. But, which individuals and companies communicated most skillfully during 2010? Here are our nominees. Wikileaks. Whether Julian Assange is a hero or a “high-tech terrorist” depends on your point of view. But in 2010 Wikileaks perfected a media relations strategy for maximum impact for the…
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August 15, 2010

The Steven Slater Effect: Has JetBlue Lost Its Cool?

by: in: celebrity, Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, public relations, reputation

Steven Slater’s slide to freedom took less than a day to establish him as a folk hero. The reasons are obvious. Who hasn’t wanted to make an, um, emergency exit from a miserable job with that kind of flourish? It was just one employee who lost his cool, in a big way. But did his exit signal a downhill slide…
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April 18, 2010

Wall Street’s Apology – So Far, Just PR?

by: in: communications, Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, public relations, reputation

Two former banking executives got another workout last week. So did the “apology PR” movement. This time it was Citibank ex-CEO Charles Prince and former director Robert Rubin. Under the hot glare of cameras – and the even more heated glares from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, each expressed the most sincere-sounding contrition to date…
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