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Excellence in Operational Resilience – How to Lead, Follow and Guide the Way

Mike Janko is a good friend and colleague for those of us at Hennes Communications. Mike is one of the toughest guys we know. He even smiles – sometimes. What we can’t understand is why he isn’t stoop-shouldered, given the responsibilities he carries, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mike works for The […]


The Cloud Under the Sea

From Josh Dzieza, writing for The Verge… The internet is carried around the world by hundreds of thousands of miles of slender cables that sit at the bottom of the ocean. These fragile wires are constantly breaking — a precarious system on which everything from banks to governments to TikTok depends.  This article highlights the […]


True Thought Leaders Don’t Just Make Noise: They Drive Change

From our very good friend, Tony Jaques, Director of Issue Outcomes Pty Ltd, in North Melbourne, Australia… We all know and recognise them. Dial-a-quote CEOs and business leaders who love to be on TV and offer an opinion on every issue-of-the-day. Problem is they often mistake being provocative and controversial for making a thoughtful contribution to advancing […]


The O.J. Simpson Trial And Social Media – And How Courtrooms Haven’t Been The Same Since

By Thom Fladung for Hennes Communications O.J. Simpson’s death triggered the expected avalanche of media coverage, from how Nicole Brown Simpson’s killing and the Simpson trial affected domestic violence issues to Simpson’s “complicated legacy” to Khloe Kardashian’s Instagram post reviving speculation about her being Simpson’s daughter. Much of that coverage, of course, focused on the […]


Defending Against Conspiracies Through Storytelling

NOTE:  The original title of this article is Defending Against Courtroom Conspiracies Through Storytelling.  We took the editorial liberty of removing “Courtroom” from the title of this introduction in the hope that non-attorneys will read this, too. Introduction by Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications In 2024, misinformation continues to be a pervasive force across all sectors […]


How Public Schools Can Survive a First Amendment Audit

By Howard Fencl and Thom Fladung for Hennes Communications “Nothing in the Constitution requires the Government freely to grant access to all who wish to exercise their right to free speech on every type of Government property without regard to the nature of the property or to the disruption that might be caused by the […]


When Crisis Communications Requires Silence, Not Action

By Meghan Tisinger for PRDaily The myth that “all press is good press” is the reason that too many companies engage with the media haphazardly. Not every interview is worth doing, and always providing a comment can create more problems for your organization than solutions. This is especially true when a company is facing public backlash […]


N.Y.P.D. Officials Deploy Aggressive Use of Force (on Social Media)

By Maria Cramer and Dana Rubinstein for The New York Times A newspaper columnist was accused of being “deceitful.” A lawyer and political activist was challenged to show her face at the funeral of a fallen officer. And a city councilwoman became the target of an apparent “vote her out” campaign. The combative comments — all posted on X, […]


Crisis at Kellogg’s: CEO Offers ‘Cereal for Dinner’ Economic Advice

By Thomas Mustac for PRNews A fascinating case study on crisis communications is currently unfolding in the cereal aisle. It involves Kellogg’s, the global brand that brings Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and other cereal staples to supermarkets around the world. The crisis stems from a Kellogg’s marketing campaign, launched nearly two years ago, that suggested […]


Today’s Lesson for Schools: Crisis Communications as a Solution

By Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications Today’s assignment: Search “crises and schools” in a Google news search. You’ll find 382,000 results. Here’s a quick headline sample: A Crisis of School Absences Mental health crisis in schools: 4 ways educators can take action Report: Schools Won’t Recover from COVID Absenteeism Crisis Until at Least 2030 Crisis In […]


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