When is It Okay To Get Political In Brand PR?
It’s (finally) Inauguration Week. With a new government starting, it’s a good time to look back at how brands communicated during the turmoil of the Trump administration, and how it informs new norms. Many of us were raised with the idea that it’s bad form to speak about religion or politics. Brands historically have followed […]Read More
Big Business Must Help Us Unify
Pundits and politicians have bemoaned our country’s cultural and partisan divisions for years. Yet things have gotten worse. There’s just not much that brings us together these days. We’ve seen an erosion of confidence in our major institutions – government, faith groups, and media, among others. I’ve long thought that this perfect storm of disunity […]Read More
PR Hits And Misses Of 2020
It’s that time of year — when observers trained in PR and reputation weigh in on the brands and personalities who made news in good and bad ways during the year. But 2020 is different from previous years. Many stories that might otherwise have made news were overshadowed by two monsters — the COVID-19 pandemic […]Read More
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 […]Read More
How To Set Expectations In Public Relations
Public relations is known for being versatile, occasionally glamorous, and, yes, stressful. In fact, CareerCast listed “PR executive” as one of the top ten most stressful gigs in its 2019 Most Stressful Jobs report. Some of the pressure we encounter in PR is preventable, however. We’ve all worked with, and been stressed out by, demanding […]Read More