Mark Sanford

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July 15, 2009

The Art of Saying Nothing

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

Since Samuel Alito’s famous confirmation hearings where he hedged even the question of whether he liked Bruce Springsteen, the art of saying nothing has gained favor in high-stakes Washington proceedings. The latest case is Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.  Her carefully scripted answers, calm demeanor and physical composure throughout two days of hearings have been remarkable.  Michael Wolff implied…
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June 29, 2009

PR Means Having To Say You’re Sorry

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

The sad and sudden demise of pop superstar Michael Jackson may have knocked Governor Mark Sanford off the front pages for a weekend, but it didn’t let him off the hook. Governor Sanford’s may have been the most ill-conceived and badly delivered apology of the decade. And, that’s saying something.  I was one of several PR…
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