Herman Cain

February 29, 2012

PR Lessons From The 2012 Campaign

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

Since the primaries began, I’ve been thinking about the PR strategies we’ve witnessed so far during this election season. On the surface, campaign PR doesn’t offer many similarities to corporate and brand communications. After all, it tends to be more localized, more combative, and, recently, shockingly negative. Yet, campaign 2012, as well as the ones…
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December 29, 2011

The Top Ten PR Blunders of 2011

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

When a serious setback or crisis occurs, not even the most talented PR pro can make it go away. Yet, a poor response invites reputation damage, while proper handling can help mitigate or limit it. Here’s my “Top 10” list, from a communications perspective, of the most badly handled public situations of the year. 10.  Governor…
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November 18, 2011

TGIF: A November To Remember

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving bounty of food and family, this month has offered its share of embarrassing political viral videos.  This cornucopia of candidate catastrophes demonstrates how powerful and influential social media has become.  Online social sharing is now as common, if not more, than reading the newspaper, and celebrating the successful is not…
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November 2, 2011

Herman Cain’s PR Problem

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

Until recently, Herman Cain had shown himself to be a pretty savvy communicator. The plainspoken ex-pizza prez showed he understands the value of a simple idea, well packaged and often repeated, with his “9-9-9” tax proposal. (No one understood it, he couldn’t really explain it, but everyone knew about it. Can you say that about…
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