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Hennes Communications CEO Named to Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting in Recognition of His Work in the Field of Crisis Communications

Bruce Hennes, Chief Executive Officer of Hennes Communications, was again named to the Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting, the definitive guide to the experts in management, marketing, communication and recruiting most valued by law firm leaders. Hennes Communications, founded in 1989 and located in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the few […]

Closures, Consolidations and Downsizings: Using Crisis Communications Principles to Share Bad News

By Nora Jacobs, Hennes Communications Executive Summary Business closures, consolidations and downsizings can be difficult decisions for organizations to make. These decisions can affect employees, clients, vendors, and local officials, and can have a significant impact on the reputation of the organization. To effectively communicate these decisions, a comprehensive communication strategy is necessary, much like […]

The Cancel Culture Curse: From Rage to Redemption in a World Gone Mad

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications Cancel culture is a movement aimed at ostracizing, discrediting and “deplatforming” individuals and companies for behavior or transgressions deemed offensive.  According to Wikipedia, cancel culture is a controversial topic that exacerbates political polarization, with arguments from two opposing sides.  One side argues that it gives a voice to marginalized communities […]

Lessons On How Not to Act During A Press Conference

By Arthur Solomon for PRNews The indictment of former president Donald Trump provides a lesson that young PR pros should remember: Like other powerful CEOs of Boeing, BP and Wells Fargo, to name a few, all the best PR minds combined can’t save a person or entity from the judgments of the public or law […]

Speak First or Forever Lose your Crisis Message

By Katie Paine for PRNews Anyone who has studied crisis communications knows, “he/she who speaks first owns the narrative.” Once bad news breaks, whether it is a self-inflicted crisis, accident or natural disaster, there’s a sequence that all crises follow. Something happens, the news media finds out about it and starts asking questions, and whoever […]

Silicon Valley Bank: A Masterclass in How Not to Handle a Crisis

By Lisa Ann Pinkerton for PRNews As the dust settles on the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), ground zero might turn out to be a one-two punch of mishandled communications. First, there was a newsletter circulated by venture capitalists that may have begun an erosion of confidence. Second, TechCrunch reporter Connie Loizos called out its “convoluted press release that […]

Workplace Conflicts? 5 Tips to Improve Communication

By Kiely Kuligowski for Business News Daily Use these five communication strategies to effectively resolve workplace conflict. Unresolved conflict can impact your company culture, employee performance and retention and bottom line. Workplace conflict is often the result of poor communication. Use clear communication strategies like active listening to resolve workplace conflict. This article is for […]

Lessons From a School on Handling Social Media Crises

by Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications Whether in-person or virtual, the kids are still in school.  For the moment, however, this will be a class for the adults – and class is now in session on how to handle a social media crisis. On a Labor Day Sunday some time ago, the leadership team at a school […]

Communicating Through a Corporate Restructuring

By Denton’s… Just before Thanksgiving last year, the owner of a furniture company in Ohio texted and emailed all of his almost 3,000 employees during the night, informing them that their services were no longer required and the company was going bankrupt. He then flew to Paris for a holiday. No one knew where he […]

Communication During Crisis: Tech CEO Manages Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

By Adam Zaki for CFO Executives are on high alert — especially CFOs — after an unforgettable week in the banking world. In the aftermath of the failures of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank, and with more banks being put on notice, much of the attention has been on depositors, investors, shareholders. However, the employees of […]

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