Just as he made headlines upon his conviction on 24 of 30 counts of public corruption back in March of 2013, Kwame Kilpatrick was back on the front page this week with reports that he may soon be freed from federal prison. If it happens it will not be through appeal nor acquittal but, rather, … Continued
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This isn’t just PR shoptalk. Crisis communication is actually what every one of us needs and wants right now. We need information to help us make decisions about our lives. We want leadership from the officials we have elected, who we expect to be closest to the experts and have access to decision-making tools that … Continued
It’s times like these you learn to live again It’s times like these you give and give again It’s times like these you learn to love again It’s times like these time and time again. -Foo Fighters In times of crisis, true leaders distinguish themselves. In how they interact and guide their colleagues. In how … Continued
It was only a matter of time. This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, flanked by public health and safety officials took to the airwaves and social media to inform our region of the first two coronavirus cases in Michigan. How did she do? And how are public officials and entities doing in general in our region … Continued
Just reading the New York Times column about U.S. Bank is a punch to the gut of anyone who works in PR, specifically media relations. A call center worker says she was fired for trying to help a customer in need (on Christmas Eve!) and the bank comes across as soulless and, well, corporate, as … Continued
If there’s one thing about the reaction to the remarks made by a Michigan State Senator to a journalist this week can teach us, it’s that the already significant differences between political PR and business PR are widening. As the days pass, the story involving Peter Lucido grows, receiving national and international attention. As frequent … Continued