January 21, 2013

Armstrong Interview Is A Winner for Oprah

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

Lance Armstrong’s much-touted one-on-one confessional with Oprah,  broadcast last Thursday and Friday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), was a winning performance. Not for Armstrong; for him, the road ahead seems very rocky. But for Oprah and her namesake network, the sitdown was a breakout accomplishment. You could practically hear the sound of millions of…
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November 19, 2009

Red Flags: When To Say No To A Potential PR Client

by: in: communications, Crenshaw Communications, public relations

Today I spoke with an old friend who’s a well-established public relations consultant. She called for advice about a prospect, since, after meeting him, she wasn’t sure he’d make a good client. Twenty seconds into the conversation, I knew she was right, and we discussed how she should gracefully decline his business.  When times are tough, it’s hard…
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April 17, 2009

Following Oprah

by: in: celebrity, Crenshaw Communications, social media

    She’s arguably the most influential figure in our culture next to the President…except, wait, she picked our President, right?  Seriously, the social media world is atwitter after the announcement that Oprah will make her first Tweet Friday on her show.  Only @Oprah, the Queen of Everything, could rack up over 40,000 followers before posting a…
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