Risk Management

Listing Slightly: First Annual PR Turkeys of the Year

  Lists and more lists should be on every PR person’s list right now because end-of-year lists are cropping up in the media like crab grass (or whatever it is that grows) on a Chia Pet stocking stuffer. It’s List-o-mania, baby! Do you have a client who would quality for a Best Of list this […]

Going Off the Record Can = Off You Go

  A cardinal rule in media interviews is never go off the record (and conversely, watch out for what you do say on it!). It can be dangerous for you and the reporter if you do. And you don’t have to look far in today’s news to see where setting such boundaries with journalists is […]

Phony Baloney: When Press Releases Go Awry (or on Rye)

  In our last installment, we left you with a closing item about General Mills having to quickly snuff out a fake news release saying that the President of the United States (POTUS — in Secret Service talk) was investigating the company’s supply chain for alleged product recalls. The makers of many mainstream cereals like […]

BP’s Alleged Crisis Communications Plan? Not Real Slick

Does your company have a crisis communications plan?  Regardless of size, every organization should have one for many reasons. First, you owe it to your constituents whether they are stakeholders, or users of the service you provide or the wiki you sell. Second, the public at large — and most definitely the news media — […]

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