Crisis communications is often ignored by businesses until – quite suddenly – a public relations emergency erupts in the media, creating havoc with business bottom lines, personnel and brand recognition.
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ABA Hosts Luncheon in Washington D.C., Carmie McCook Invited Robert Hilton to Speak About Clean Energy and Sustainability Issues (Washington, D.C.) The British American Business Association (BABA) will host an event, “Energy, Environment and the Power Industry – What’s a Company to Do?” featuring a talk by Robert Hilton, Vice President of Power Technologies for […]
It has happened many times before, but the trend seems to be growing lately. Recently, rapper/singer Chris Brown did it on Good Morning America. Paris Hilton did it to ABC news reporter, Dan Harris. Sarah Ferguson did it on the Australian version of 60 Minutes. And, last week former Tea Party Senatorial candidate, Christine O’Donnell did it […]
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Way back in olden times, when I was a journalism major at Georgia State University, I was taught that a news conference was a big deal. It meant that someone had, well, some important news to share. I guess I missed class the day the professor added, “Just kidding!” Much Ado about Nothing This all […]
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Last week we were treated to the finale of another installment of the on-going reality show, “Politicians Gone Wild.” In this episode, the star, New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner (D-NY), announced due to “the distraction that I have created…I am announcing my resignation from Congress.”
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R&B star Chris Brown, no stranger to making negative news headlines, pulled a triple whammy last week. At a time when his image is still tarnished from his 2009 assault on former girlfriend Rihanna, Brown’s interview on Good Morning America (GMA) and subsequent window-breaking rampage, did nothing to repair his reputation. In an effort to […]
Last Thursday afternoon President Obama held a brief news conference to address the growing fears about possible radiation leaks from one of Japan’s nuclear power plants hit hard by the earthquake there just more than a week ago. Since the disaster, reports have varied and rumors have spread like a virus about potential danger to […]
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In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network last week, former Speaker of the House and potential presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, was asked about the uncomfortable subject of his marital affair that made headlines in the 1990s. In the interview he said, “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately […]
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I remember the first time I watched skiers gliding so gracefully and effortlessly down the snowy slopes at Park City, Utah. “How easy that looks,” I thought to myself. “I think I could do that.” No lessons and one broken wrist later I thought differently.
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Hillary isn’t the only one bringing home the bacon. Since 2001, Bill Clinton has raked in $65 million from speeches, CNN reported yesterday. Based on figures from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s financial disclosure report, the former president raked in $7.5 million from 36 speeches in 2009, up from the $5.7 million he earned for […]
WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2010) – Twelve graduate students in Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies visited ten of Washington, DC’s top executives and government officials in the field of environmental issues this week. Their goal was simple: To learn more about the real-world skills necessary to be effective environmental leaders.
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We’ve all heard the cliché, “I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but….” Face it; unless you are some kind of heartless cad, no one enjoys delivering bad news. As we kick off another year filled with headlines about job losses, business closings, cutbacks, and home foreclosures, the grim reality is that more […]
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