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A Playbook for CEOs Attacked by Trump: Thrust, Parry, Ignore

From Kevin Miller, writing for Bloomberg: (Bloomberg) — Bosses of the world’s largest corporations are still learning to deal with one modern peril: when President Donald Trump shows he’s not afraid to call them out on Twitter. General Motors Corp. is the latest example. Even though Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra reached out to to […]


Damage Control: Recovering Your Firm’s Reputation After a Breach

From Kathy O’Brien, writing in the National Law Review: You can regain trust after a cyber breach. Here’s how. In March 2016, the FBI warned that hackers were targeting large international law firms to steal confidential client information and use it for insider trading, corporate espionage and other criminal purposes. Are law firms any more secure now? […]


Lawyers, PR Firms Team Up For Employers Facing #MeToo Crises

Hennes Communications is adept at working with attorneys and their clients on issues related to sexual misconduct and scores of other scenarios.  For more information, give us a call at 216-321-7774.   From Gayle Cinquegrani: The days of quiet exits by powerful executives caught harassing subordinates may be ending. CBS is the latest corporation faced with […]


A Well-Crafted Crisis Response Plan Could Save Your Business

By Bruce Hennes, CEO, Hennes Communications Written, tested and ready-to-go business continuity plans should just be part of doing business in today’s world. Typically, those plans include the step-by-step operational response procedures to follow in the event of a disaster. Here are some common mistakes we’ve seen in this effort: 1.  Not planning for enough […]


Crisis Management Hot Seat: The Ambush Interview (and How to Survive it)

By Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications:   There are a few surefire ways to ensure you, as a representative of your organization, can get on TV: Run as fast as you can from a reporter and videographer Grab the videographer’s camera lens and wrestle with it Jump in your car and floor it Slam your front […]


The Hashtag That Became a Movement Marks its First Anniversary

From Nora Jacobs at Hennes Communications:   After this week’s events, if there is a place in America where the issue of sexual misconduct is not top-of-mind, it is a place without access to the internet, television and newspapers. Although the phrase “Me Too” dates back to 2006, it wasn’t until October 2017, when it […]


How Mayo Clinic Responded Directly to a Damaging News Report

By Carlin Twedt: No organization is immune from crises. A CNN report on Aug. 13 titled “Escape from Mayo Clinic” alleged that Mayo Clinic had held a patient against her will and refused her request to transfer to another hospital, an assertion that officials of the health care facility have strongly disputed. The crisis unfolded […]


Lanny Davis is More Proof That 2018 is Year of Lawyers Living Dangerously

From Jonathan Turley, writing for The Hill: For lawyers, it has been a year of living dangerously. The scandals swirling around Washington have left a pile of attorneys accused of false statements, leaks or other improper conduct. The latest casualty appears to be Lanny Davis, who just admitted to not only spreading a false story […]


The Speed of Breaches and Other Bad News in Cybersecurity Incident Response

In this piece written for the D&O Diary, Paul Ferrillo, a partner in the New York office of the Greenberg Traurig law firm, examines the ways that an organization can respond well to a cyber incident. Years ago, when describing a “bad news” event, it was common to describe the situation to your colleague as […]


When A Video Isn’t The Whole Story

From Scott Simon at National Public Radio: We live in times of instant mass outrage. Someone does something, says something or is seen doing something and they can be demonized with a click. The next time you might be tempted, think of this: In the fourth inning of Sunday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and […]


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