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crisis management • July 20, 2016

PR Tips For Moving Past A Public Mistake

This week the Trump campaign and the Republican National Convention reminded the PR community —  and everyone else — of the perils of mishandling a public mistake. Within an hour of what should have been the high point of a shaky first day for the RNC, the campaign was in full damage control mode. Melania […]

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crisis management • December 16, 2015

The Top Crises Of 2015: A PR Update

For those of us in public relations, 2015 has brought a number of crisis situations for well-known brands and individuals linked to them. I reviewed the most visible brand crises of 2015 from a PR point of view for MENG, but in the week since its posting, there have already been some new developments. Besides […]

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crisis management • April 7, 2015

PR, Pizza, And Crisis Management In Indiana

One of the tougher PR and reputation management aspects of the furor around Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act is the struggle faced by local businesses who want to separate their own views and polices from the interpretation of Governor Pence’s original legislation as homophobic. Although the state quickly passed a “clarified” bill under pressure last Thursday, the […]

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crisis management • December 17, 2014

Five Cases Of Top PR Crisis Management In 2014

It’s hard to find terrific examples of crisis management PR, presumably because we don’t hear about the crises that never happened. When a true reputation emergency hits, communications experts like to criticize it and offer retroactive advice.  Armchair pundits urge businesses to “get ahead of the story,” – good counsel, in theory. It’s not so […]

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crisis management • November 11, 2014

Does Everyone Deserve PR Agency Representation?

Would you serve as PR agency for a sexual predator? What about a celebrity with a reputation crisis? The sexual abuse scandal surrounding CBC radio personality Jian Ghomeshi raises questions for PR agency professionals. The storm may be smaller than some recent mega-agency controversies like Ketchum’s work on behalf of Putin’s Russia, or Edelman’s involvement […]

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