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Hennes Communications CEO Appointed to Scripps College of Communications at Ohio University Faculty

Hennes Communications, one of the few firms in N. America focused exclusively on crisis communications, proudly announces the appointment of Bruce Hennes as Research Assistant Professor at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Bruce Hennes, CEO of Hennes Communications, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new position. Recognized as one […]


Hennes Communications and Ohio University Launch Partnership Allowing Seminar Participants to Earn Graduate Certificate Credit

University Teams with Crisis Communications Firm in New Offering Did you attend a crisis communications seminar taught by Bruce Hennes, Thom Fladung or Stephanie York and Hennes Communications in the last few years?  If so, read below for information about how you can receive one free credit hour (valued at $525) towards a graduate certificate […]


Cats Sleeping With Dogs: How Lawyers and Crisis Communicators Can Work Together

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 […]


Barbra Streisand Sued A Photographer — and The Streisand Effect Was Born

By Mike Masnick for Techdirt Twenty years ago, actress/singer Barbra Streisand sued photographer Kenneth Adelman for daring to photograph her coastal mansion as part of his (fascinating) project to photograph the entire west coast of the US from a helicopter to track erosion over time. In 2002 this was an incredibly ambitious project by Adelman. It […]


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 […]


AP Style Update: Style and Grammar Basics

By Nicole Schuman for PRNEWS Here, we explore grammar basics of AP style that writers use on a daily basis. occupational titles:  Only capitalize formal titles used before an individual’s name. Titles that serve as occupations should be lowercase. Also lowercase titles when they are not used with an individual’s name. Examples:  Pope Francis, the […]


Why Every Checkout Counter in America Sells Those $14 Magazines

By Elizabeth Djinis for Poynter Since their peak in the ’90s, print media companies have sought strategies and new publications that might save them from their financial woes. The check-out line at the grocery store might seem the least likely place for that solution to arise. Yet single-theme magazines like “The Complete Guide to It’s A Wonderful […]


The Bottomless News Hole and You

By Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications It’s everywhere. You check your Twitter feed. Read a news website or the daily paper. Turn on Nightly News or NPR. It’s an unrelenting and punishing tidal wave of political news pounding us over and over again. The slightest new wrinkle in a political drama, the smallest blip on Wall […]


Oscar Ceremony Team on High Alert With a Crisis Communications Plan for This Sunday’s Broadcast

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications The Academy Awards ceremony is one of the most high-profile events in the entertainment industry, drawing millions of viewers from around the world. With a large audience and so many moving parts, it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has created a “crisis team” to […]


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