Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wind Energy in 2011: land-based, offshore, or no more

Land-based wind power development is a heavily debated topic, especially in Maine. As 2010 comes to a close, how will the reputation of wind energy change in 2011? The pro-wind Mainers, who once held 88 percent support according to a … Continue reading

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Reputation Resolutions for 2011

It’s that time of year again –  time to start thinking about how we can make 2011 NOT like 2010 by resolving to do things differently and, hopefully, better. New Year’s resolutions typically go one of two ways: A. We pick … Continue reading

Posted in Industry & Current Events, RC Tools | Tagged 2011, Ayn Rand, BP, corporate social responsibility, Deepwater Horizon, Gandhi, Kevin Costner, Morrissey & Company, New Year's Resolutions, Peter Morrissey, reputation, Reputation communications, stakeholders, triple bottom line | Leave a comment

The True Spirit of Christmas May Not be Under the Tree

It is that time of year where we suddenly run out of calendar real estate and feel compelled to wrap up the Old and welcome in the New. I am usually reluctant to jump too fast into the New Year, … Continue reading

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You Gotta Walk the Walk

As a parent of two young kids, I try to limit processed foods and sugary snacks . This translates to fruit, veggies, cheese and crackers as snacks, and the only beverages you’ll find in our fridge are milk, unsweetened grapefruit … Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert! Values Meet Value: Doing Well By Doing Good

As the Morrissey & Company team prepares the last details of our 2010 Q4 Mount Vernon Report, we wanted to give you a taste of what’s the come.  Enjoy – and happy holidays! Ethical investing.  Sustainable investing.  Socially-conscious investing.  Whatever … Continue reading

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Massachusetts: A Reputation at the Vanguard

Even before the riotous beginnings of the United States when American colonists asserted independence from the English Crown, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been at the leading edge of our nation’s developments. Here’s a quick review: The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock … Continue reading

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Slippery Trends

As the new guy in town (spit from the rolling hills of Northern Kentucky), I’ve been looking forward to seeing my first New England snowfall. After experiencing an early autumn Nor’easter or two, and hearing how brutal the northern winters … Continue reading

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Apologies boost reputation of providers, study reveals

In perusing today’s news, I came across an interesting study published in the journal Medical Care.  According to the findings, “When health care providers tell patients about medical errors that happened under their care, the patient is twice as likely … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Season: Morrissey & Company’s Holiday Cheer

Yesterday the Morrissey & Company team celebrated the holidays at Boston’s Post 390.  Armed with festive accessories, we revealed our Secret Snowflakes, conducted our annual Yankee Book Swap and (over)ate some great food – steak and ice cream sundaes, need … Continue reading

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Reputation Wrap-Up

Worst and Best Toys of 2010 The end of the calendar year always marks a review of the first 11 months, and with the holidays upon us, product reviews of toys top the list. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has … Continue reading

Posted in Reputation Wrap-Up, Uncategorized | Tagged Boston, Chernobyl, crisis communications, economy, Massachusetts, Mattel, Morrissey & Company, reputation, Reputation communications, Stefan Gates, Ukraine, Wentworth Institute of Technology | Leave a comment