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Are Employees’ Social Media Posts Still PR’s Problem to Solve?

From Sophie Maerowitz, writing for PRWeek: t may seem like conversations on social media couldn’t possibly get more polarized. But in the face of a pandemic and plummeting economy, during an election year no less, brands continue to find themselves caught in the middle of hot-button issues, forced to choose sides on topics previously thought […]


Land O’Lakes Isn’t Talking About Its Logo Change, and That’s a Big Mistake

From AdWeek: The decision by dairy brand Land O’Lakes to eliminate the kneeling Native American woman offering up sticks of butter on its logo marks the end of a problematic mascot with a nearly 100-year history. As of April 30, she—who, by some accounts, was named Mia—is still featured on products on the website. Land O’Lakes said […]


The Facebook Ad Boycotts Have Entered the Big Leagues. Now What?

From Megan Graham at CNBC: KEY POINTS An advertiser boycott of Facebook is gaining steam, now counting Verizon and Unilever among its participants. Starbucks and spirits giant Diageo joined the campaign over the weekend. Analysts say these advertisers have the potential to influence more companies to join the boycott. The boycotts could prove promising for […]


You Took a PPP Loan. Now Get Ready to Talk About It.

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications EDITOR’S NOTE:  On the morning of Monday, July 6, the SBA released a database with the names and information for all entities that received a PPP loan of $150,000 or more.  You can download that list here.  At this time, it is unclear if and when the names of those […]


Crisis Comms: Saying Nothing is the Worst Strategy

From Greg Friese, writing for PoliceOne.com… t has been more than a week since mass protests and riots erupted in dozens of cities in the U.S. in response to the death of George Floyd. In the days that followed, public safety leaders expressed their grief for Floyd, condemnation of the four former officers, and discussed their […]


Why Trolls Spew Hate and What to Do if They Work for You

[by Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications] Impossibly, daily headlines keep coming at us outing people at every level of society who insist on blurting out heinous, racially insensitive soundbites, tweets and posts in the wake of the horrifying killing of George Floyd. Amid the ensuing protests, the incoming chairman of a county Republican party in Houston […]


What Customers Need to Hear from You During the COVID Crisis

From Jill Avery and Richard Edelman, writing for the Harvard Business School… As the COVID-19 virus pandemic began to sweep across the world, Doug McMillon and his team at Walmart watched in horror. Suddenly, they realized, tomorrow would be nothing like “business as usual” and everything in the company’s marketing plan, from retail execution to […]


The Importance of Understanding and Fulfilling the Duty of Reasonable Care When Reopening School

From our good friend, David Wolowitz at McClane Middleton.  While aimed primarily at independent schools, there are some good nuggets here for public schools. Independent schools planning to have students return to school before there is a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus are understandably concerned about potential liability if a returning student becomes severely ill […]


Crisis Communication: 5 Steps for Damage Control

By Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications, writing for The Wisconsin Lawyer: Attorney Andy Phillips, like many folks, looks back a bit wistfully at the “good old days.” “I wish it was back in the day where I could go home at 6 o’clock and sit down with the paper for a half hour,” says Phillips, whose […]


Board Leadership and Performance in a Crisis

From the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance: Every industry across the globe has faced a crisis at some point in time. While most large companies survive, many struggle for years following a period of severe adversity. Others prevail and become stronger than before. How companies address crises has changed over time, as has […]


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