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What The Jussie Smollett Case Says About Us

This week I was invited on Fox-2’s “Let it Rip” to discuss a range of issues of the day, in particular from an image, reputation and media standpoint. The strange case of Jussie Smollett led the broadcast and, as facts continue to unfold, it says a lot about who we currently are as a society … Continued

Virginia Governor PR Challenges Extend Beyond Politics

It doesn’t take a PR analyst to tell you that in his nationally-televised and much-tweeted about press conference, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a man most of the country had never heard of before made a bad situation if not worse, then certainly more weird. You wouldn’t be wrong if you picked a cliche to describe … Continued

Roger and You Makes A Bad Match.

Roger Stone is back in the news again and seemingly loving every minute of it. To put the recent indictments against him into context, I recommend watching the Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone,” as I did this weekend. With his full cooperation, the filmmakers laid out his entire story and it’s enlightening. But in … Continued

Is MSU’s Crisis Closer To The End, Or The Beginning?

When working with clients in crisis, of any magnitude, there’s a question I think about every day. “Are we closer to the end of this than to the beginning?” If the answer is “no,” there needs to be some sort of movement toward “yes.” The goal should always be getting out of crisis. Sadly, for … Continued

Gannett Bid Should Wake Up PR

Again, life imitates art. In this case, it could be the first step toward a business tragedy It’s as if, just like in the 1987 movie “Wall Street,” someone called the Wall Street Journal, like the fictional “Wall Street Chronicle,” and fed the tip “Blue Horseshoe Loves Gannett.” The Journal reports Digital First Media, the … Continued