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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, public relations • November 23, 2020

PR And Communications Trends For 2021

In PR and elsewhere, 2020 has been a year like no other. Even the Oxford English Dictionary is at a loss for words to describe it. If we could wipe it off the calendar and start again, most of us probably would. So, the sooner we finish our 2020 roundup posts and forecasts for the […]

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ImPRessions, public relations, reputation • November 10, 2020

Will Jones Day Weather The PR Storm?

Elite international law firm Jones Day faces a reputation crisis as a result of its work supporting legal challenges to the results of the election. Controversy isn’t new to Jones Day, but this situation is a bit more fraught. Here’s why. As any professional services company knows, the stakes grow if your clients are involved in […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions • October 23, 2020

Five Reasons Why B2B PR Works

I’m a late convert to B2B public relations. That’s probably because I started my career at consumer marketing PR agencies and enjoyed the work immensely for many years. For young practitioners especially, it’s heady to have bragging rights about working with brands like Starbucks, Apple, or Netflix.  For many firms, consumer work typically offered lower […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, leadership, reputation • October 5, 2020

The Cost Of Losing Credibility

A former PR agency boss once told me, “You don’t win by being right. You win by being credible.” That’s been ringing in my ears since the White House COVID-19 credibility crisis shifted into high gear. Credibility is among the most valuable currencies of any leader. It’s tough to watch it squandered even on an […]

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Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, ImPRessions • September 23, 2020

A PR View Of Ellen’s Apology

It’s not the biggest story in the country today, but it’s instructive for PR and crisis management experts. This week Ellen DeGeneres issued her first on-air apology after reports of her show’s “toxic workplace.” For those who are tapped to help craft redemptive messages for personalities and corporations, a public apology is always useful, and […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions • September 9, 2020

How The Right PR Makes Better Business Deals

Although some call it “free advertising,” public relations isn’t free. It’s not even cheap. Like any other business investment, it’s only worthwhile if it pays off. The best PR programs are designed to meet business objectives, from product visibility to expansion into new markets. A successful PR campaign can also support or accelerate a liquidity […]

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ImPRessions, leadership, public relations, social media • August 25, 2020

The Myth Of The Social CEO

For business leaders, the rise of social media has powered a shift from public relations to public engagement. And most CEOs acknowledge the benefits of social engagement for their personal and corporate brands. Or do they? Only 39% of Fortune 500 CEOs have a social profile, and most who are active on social media use […]

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Crenshaw Communications, ImPRessions, public relations, reputation • August 10, 2020

Is The McDonald’s Lawsuit Smart PR?

Is it a terrible PR move or just a juicy corporate communications case?  Yesterday McDonald’s announced it is suing ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook over previously undisclosed relationships with company employees. The complaint even claims “nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit” photos as evidence. Yikes. The Easterbrook story is notable, and not just for obvious reasons. As […]

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ImPRessions, reputation • July 23, 2020

Goya And The Art Of The Brand Boycott

The consumer boycott is a time-honored tactic for those who seek to force political or social change. But do boycotts ever work? Consider the recent backlash dished out to Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue after Unanue participated in a White House roundtable on opportunities for Hispanic Americans. As he announced Goya’s involvement, Unanue praised president […]

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