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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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Reputation Communications Cheers and Jeers

As usual, politicians, athletes and business leaders have given us a week full of opportunities to cheer or jeer their actions.  As a result, reputations have either advanced or have been damaged.  For some, the damage can be managed.  For … Continue reading

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Day at the Beach or Bombs Away? Operation Odyssey Dawn Obscures War

I would have liked to be a fly on the wall in the Situation Room at the White House when the Joint Chiefs of Staff and President Barack Obama put the finishing touches on the decision to take out Libya’s … Continue reading

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GOP’s “Take No Prisoner” Political Strategy is Good News for Scott Brown

If you enjoyed watching the new spirit of bipartisan cooperation on display in the House chamber during Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, make sure you save the online video because those days – or perhaps it was just … Continue reading

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Armed Nation

While half listening to the nightly news this week I heard reference to 11 people being killed and instantly tuned in to learn the details about where this had occurred in the United States. It turned out that the gunfire … Continue reading

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Bank of America calls Wikileaks out Before the Bomb Blast

Info-terrorist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appears to be enjoying special status these days as one of the most hunted men in the world after this week unleashing more than 250,000 classified U.S. embassy cables into cyberspace and making many … Continue reading

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RC Tools: The Apology

One of the big PR lessons of this year is that it doesn’t pay to be too big for your britches. If you represent a company or organization that has behaved less than accordingly, before you begin to explain away … Continue reading

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Grumpy and Ready for a Long Weekend

Perhaps it’s the unnatural September heat and humidity, but I am in a critical, even ornery, mood this week. On Wednesday, I even took an “all-in-good-fun” shot at The Honorable Senator Scott Brown and his high-flying hat styling. Today, as … Continue reading

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Reputation Wrap-Up: Turn the Page

As we amble through the hazy, hot and humid weather, summer reading season is in full swing. Lucky for us, we witnessed several interesting chapters in the news this week. Some folks wished for a few more pages before the … Continue reading

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PR Parable: Step Carefully

The story starts like this: A hunter digs a deep pit. He sets razor-sharp spikes firmly on the floor of the hole. Then he covers the snare carefully, creating a blanket of twigs and leaves to conceal the subterranean hazard. … Continue reading

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