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Political Action Committee & Personal Political Contributions Become the Next Reputational Challenge for Businesses, Law Firms & Their Clients

By Bruce Hennes & Nora Jacobs, Hennes Communications Aesop perhaps said it best: “You are known by the company you keep.” It appears many organizations are learning the true meaning of that phrase in the wake of the Republican vote against certification of the Electoral College results and the January 6 U.S. Capitol riots. In […]


Crisis Management Lessons Learned From the 2020 Political Scene That Can Apply To Any Organization

Arthur Solomon, a former journalist, was a senior VP/senior counselor at Burson-Marsteller.  In the past, we’ve found him to be an astute observer of the scene.  Here, he offers advice aimed at public relations firms, but also applicable to any professional service firm, nonprofit, government agency or company.  Of course, Art’s opinions, written for CommPro, […]


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 […]


Your Brain’s Built-In Biases Insulate Your Beliefs from Contradictory Facts

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, at Texas A&M University writes: A rumor started circulating back in 2008 that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. At the time, I was serving as chair of the Hawaii Board of Health. The director and deputy director of health, both appointed by a Republican governor, inspected […]


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 […]


A Sobering Study About the Allure of Fake News

By Thom Fladung/Hennes Communications Fake news has existed virtually since humans began to communicate. In the case of the United States, it’s existed since before we were the United States. You may have heard of one of its most skilled practitioners: Benjamin Franklin. In 1782, working on a homemade printing press in a Paris suburb, […]


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

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications Late on Tuesday, December 1, The U.S. Small Business Administration released detailed information about the borrowers who received loans from the federal government’s $659 billion Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loans Program.  The information released includes the names, precise amounts, addresses, industry codes, and lender information for the COVID-19 relief […]


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, […]


Ad Council’s Challenge: Persuade Skeptics to Believe in COVID Vaccines

Introduction by Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications. Persuading skeptics to take the COVID vaccine shouldn’t be this difficult.  From the polio vaccine in the 1950’s  and ’60’s (anyone remember SOS – Sabin Oral Sunday ?) to H1N1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has carefully crafted messages to help the public understand important public health […]


Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Laurie Garrett Reiterates Dire Importance of Clear Communication Now

From Nicole Schuman, writing in PR News… Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer-prize winning science journalist and author, and one of the most prolific voices regarding coronavirus news, gave the keynote speech at last week’s PRSA Icon, the organization’s annual international conference. Garrett delivered a detailed timeline of the progression of coronavirus, paying close attention to the […]


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