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Archive for the ‘Crisis Communications’ Category

Truth or Consequences and Public Relations

Monday, May 24th, 2010

When I was a kid, I was a fan of professional wrestling.  I watched the greats of the 1980s – guys like “Macho Man” Randy Savage and the “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase – battle it out with Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan.  And I loved every outrageous storyline.  Because I was a kid, […]

Breaking My Silence Before Tiger Breaks His — Mr. Woods, the Media and Today’s Non-Press Conference

Friday, February 19th, 2010

So, I’d originally planned to not say much publicly about the Tiger Woods story, but the tone of the coverage since word broke that he’d be speaking today has moved me to comment on Tiger’s troubles, the media and what I hope we hear during his remarks this morning.  When the news of Tiger’s infidelity […]

Toyota’s Mistakes Demonstrate Importance of Crisis Communications Planning

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Could it get much worse for the folks at Toyota?  I guess it can always get worse.  I mean, their spouses could all begin cheating on them with the folks from Kia.  Or their teenage daughters could all run off with that guy you know will never really become a rock star.  Frankly, I’m hoping […]

Answering Your Questions — Communicating After a Workplace Tragedy

Friday, January 15th, 2010

From time to time I’ll use this space to answer readers’ questions about the practice of Public Relations.  Here’s a great question and some advice you can use if you find your organization in the midst of an unanticipated crisis. Q: I’m looking to find out what the dos and don’ts would be in dealing […]