The top priority in a crisis that affects the public is providing public information. For decades, our team has worked with clients in their crisis preparation, including simulations for a range of scenarios that have included hostage-taking standoffs, aviation disasters and chemical spills. Those situations mirror the illness of a U.S. President because suddenly, private … Continued
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Labor Day is a holiday dedicated to the the incalculable sacrifices and contributions of the American worker over this country’s history. At one time for many it was also a weekend of great charitable awareness and accomplishment in the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon – an event like perhaps no other before or since. It … Continued
Farmington Hills, Mich. (September 3, 2020) – Readers of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a statewide publication focusing on the legal profession, have honored Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications in the publication’s 4th Annual Reader Rankings issue. Lawyers Weekly Readers ranked Tanner Friedman as the top communications firm in Michigan for crisis management. Readers also ranked Tanner Friedman … Continued
You didn’t sign up for it. But if you’re spending much of the day on Zoom and on conference calls then, congratulations, you also have a broadcasting gig. To be effective in your job, you now need the skills of a broadcaster. Think about it: Chairing a conference call meeting is a lot like anchoring … Continued
If you’re lucky enough to have a job these days and it’s in communications, chances are you’re spending at least some conference calls or Zoom meetings analyzing social media posts like they are chemical particles for the awaited vaccine. During the pandemic, we’ve seen an acceleration in sensitivity to what’s posted on social media platforms. … Continued
Because of the coronavirus, the first wave of crisis communications started in March and continued into April. What started with “an abundance of caution” led to a slew of communicating bad news like event cancellations, layoff notices, positive tests, closures and even deaths. Then came some stability in May, as cases waned and “pivots” took … Continued