Category Archives: Industry & Current Events

Leveraging Sustainability through Communications

I was traveling this week and noticed a new bus at Boston’s Logan airport branded with Enterprise, National, and a few other car rental companies touting the slogan “Working together for the environment.” I also noticed the big yellow Hertz … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged communications, Enterprise, environmental impact, Hertz, National, PR, reputation, Sustainability | Leave a comment

Pinterest – Passing the Buck

If you use Pinterest, a website where you can organize and share images you find online, you may have heard about its recent copyright infringement troubles. Content creators are concerned about their photos “being copied wholesale” to the site by … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged Amazon, Apologizing, Apple, Communication, crisis communications, Customer Service, Foxconn, Pinterest, reputation, This American Life | Leave a comment

Why Digital-Only Newspapers Make Sense (but not for me)

Every once in a while I ponder cancelling my long running home delivery subscription to The Boston Globe, the “newspaper of record” in Massachusetts — and New England for that matter — and just go digital.  Time to read it … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged 24-hour news cycle, descktop PC, digital news, e-readers, home newsppaer delivery, laptop, mobile devices, Pew Research Center, public relations, smartphones, The Boston Globe | 1 Comment

Business & Ethics? Take the Quiz.

Yesterday, we heard about the outgoing Goldman Sachs executive who, in a blazing New York Times opinion piece, attacked the company for its “toxic and destructive” culture. In his controversial editorial, Smith states, “The firm has veered so far from the place … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged "coming apart", business, charles murray, communications, ethics, Goldman Sachs, nestle, reputation, robert reich, u.s. business, Wal-Mart | Leave a comment

A New Age of Women-Led Entrepreneurship and Innovation (One Thin Mint at a Time)

Some of you may have noticed the colorful Google doodle on your screens last Thursday, in honor of International Women’s Day.   Google’s acknowledgement rightly paid tribute to the day and what it represented: celebrating the achievements of women worldwide.  And … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events, Reputation Props | Tagged Anna Maria Chávez, Boston Globe, entrepreneurship, girl scout cookies, Girl Scouts, Google doodle, International Women's Day, leadership, SheEOs, To Get Her There | Leave a comment

A Case of Ready Fire Aim at SXSW?

I posted on Facebook earlier today that, “As the expression goes, this seems wrong on so many levels,” in a reference to the controversy surrounding Homeless Hotspots at the South by Southwest tech fest in Austin, Texas.  There appears to … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged austin, BBH Labs, Clarence Jones, creative solutions, Front Steps, homeless hotspots, public relations, South by Southwest, SXSW | Leave a comment

12 Blogs To Start The Work Day

Many others have done it before me, so I’m doing it today:  sharing with you some of the blogs I read because I think you may find several of them interesting, as I obviously do. The only way I can … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged Altucher Confidential, Both Sides of the Table, Chris Brogan, Get Rich Slowly, HubSpot, iMediaConnection, Joe Pulizzi, Joyce Newman, Man of the House, Mark Suster, My Yahoo, RSW/US, Social Media B2B, TechCrunch, The Content Marketing Revolution | 2 Comments

Crisis Communications: 6 Simple Steps To Apologize

Most crisis communications experts, like our own Peter Morrissey, will advise clients to say “you’re sorry” as soon as it has been realized an error has been committed.   While it seems like a common sense response to many of us, … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged Aimee Charest, Anthony Federico, apology, Brady Quinn, crisis communications, Denver Broncos, ESPN, Facebook, Jeremy Lin, Mark Byron, New York Knicks, Peter Morrissey, President Karzai, President Obama, Tim Tebow | 4 Comments

Why ESPN Had to Fire Anthony Federico

There are few things in this world that get people riled up more than sports.  Sports can bring us together as easily as it can polarize.  For those of you that don’t follow basketball, the New York Knick’s point guard … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events, Reputation Props | Tagged Anthony Federico, dismissal, ESPN, ESPN.com, firing, headline, Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks, reputation, sports communications | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day: How Are You $pending It?

This blog usually tackles subjects the team at Morrissey & Company is passionate about: public relations, social media, reputation communications, mobile marketing and media relations, among other related topics. But tomorrow it’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m throwing caution to the … Continue reading

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Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged AMC Loews, Four Burgers, Open Table, The Artist, The Boston Common Frog Pond, The Vow, Valentine's Day | 1 Comment