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Is It a Good Idea to Tape Record Another Individual? And Just Because You Can, Should You?

Whether you’re an attorney, a medical professional, counselor, CEO or friend, is it legal for you to tape record your conversation with someone else?  And even if it’s legal, should you? Years ago, if you wanted to record a conversation on the phone or in-person without telling the other individual, you had to spend hundreds […]


Personal Security Considerations

In recent months, the U.S. has experienced civil unrest across various jurisdictions. Due to continued sociopolitical issues, there remains a potential for further unrest. Domestic terrorists and other violent extremist actors may continue to leverage peaceful protests to attempt to incite hate, destroy critical infrastructure, and inflict bodily harm. Extremist actors have also used rhetoric […]


Why You Need a Social Media Kill Switch During a Crisis

From Mark Renfree, writing in PR News: Social media is as likely a place as any for a PR crisis to start. In fact, the speed at which things can blow up on social channels make them especially fertile ground for crises. A solid crisis preparation plan will account for more than social media, of […]


Lawyers, Demigods, Outrage Management & Crisis Communications

By Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications At Hennes Communications, we often tell clients that they have an attorney for the Court of Law. But they have us for the Court of Public Opinion. And those two courts often require different – and at times conflicting – strategies. Attorneys have persuasive arguments for tailoring a strategy completely around […]


What is Typosquatting, Why It’s Important That I Care About It and How to Avoid It

From Abi Tyas Tunggal, writing for UpGuard: Typosquatting, or URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting targeting people that accidentally mistype a website address directly into their web browser URL field. Cybersquatters register domain names that are a slight variation of the target brand (usually a common spelling error). Internet users are usually unaware that […]


By | December 13, 2020 | Cybersecurity, Damage Control

It’s High Season for CLE’s

It’s High Season for Continuing Legal Education Seminars TV News & The Law December 4 – 2 hours of CLE Co-Sponsored by The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Hennes Communications and the Cleveland Jewish News Moderator:  Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications Panelists:  Adam Shapiro, former Cleveland TV news anchor, Yahoo Finance; Lynna Lai, reporter & weekend anchor, […]


A Key to Helping Clients Make Better Decisions During Crisis

From Wikipedia:  A crisis (from the Greek κρίσις – krisis; plural: “crises”; adjectival form: “critical”) is any event that is going (or is expected) to lead to an unstable  and dangerous situation unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, community, or whole society. Crises are deemed to be negative changes in the security, economic, […]


How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

From Cynthia Gordy Giwa, writing for ProPublica… Disinformation is deliberately created with the intent to cause harm, while misinformation is incorrect information shared by people who believe it to be true. In 2020, dis- and misinformation about voting are very common online, especially about mail-in and in-person voting. Fabricated content usually tries to play to […]


Situational Awareness – Election Day & Beyond

From Wikipedia: Situational awareness is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their future status. Situational awareness has been recognized as a critical, yet often elusive, foundation for successful decision-making across a broad range of situations, many of which involve the […]


Authory – Hundreds of Articles on Crisis Management & Crisis Communications

Authory is a free service that brings together over 600 thought leadership pieces and curated articles on the subject of crisis management and crisis communications that have been published in our Crisis Management Today newsletter and Hennes Communications blog. And it’s searchable by keyword.  So when you need an answer, when you’re looking for something […]


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