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In A Crisis, Remember That Time Matters

In a crisis, many executives don’t know what to do. That’s fine. Even the best business experience doesn’t prepare some for situations they couldn’t even imagine before. They need help. In recent weeks, we have seen a range of responses to adversity and this feels like the right time to share some of them with … Continued

Please Read Joe Whall’s Story, Then Thank Someone

When a Federal Bankruptcy Judge appointed a fraud investigator to lead the uncovering of details in what would become the largest payroll tax fraud case in U.S. history, that professional picked a 30 year-old to run communications for his operation. The fraud examiner who was put in charge of untangling a mess of historic crime … Continued

A Public Figure is a Public Figure is a Public Figure – Repeat.

When someone becomes a public figure, they are going to compromise their private life. There is simply no way around that fact as “home” and “work” become forever intertwined and actions open to scrutiny. Whitmer administration COO Tricia Foster is the latest public figure to experience this, posting and then taking down Facebook photos of … Continued

Are You Ready for Some Ethics? I Know I Am.

In recent days, I was honored to be asked to speak – virtually of course – to the Central Michigan University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Interacting with our next generation via schools and contiguous organizations has always been one of my greatest joys. Such audiences are always interested and … Continued

President’s Doctor Gives Bad PR Medicine

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