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Explainer: What Does ‘Off the Record’ Mean?

Note from Hennes Communications: Certainly, the information below is accurate.  However, we often warn our clients that going ‘off the record’ is fraught with danger.  It is particularly not advised if you don’t have a prior relationship with the reporter or if you don’t have previous experience using this technique.  What you see on TV […]


It’s 2022: Do You Know Where Your Audience Is?

By Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications Quick! A controversial issue is about to blow up your company’s reputation. There’s heated chatter among Twitter trolls. Reporters are poking around in your email box and voicemail. There’s trash talk building in conversations among your customers, vendors and suppliers out in the real world. How should you respond? Issue […]


Experiencing a Media Smear

We often counsel clients who have been wrongly accused to tell their side and do everything possible to get ahead of the story.  But sometimes, there aren’t any good choices, especially if the client’s most prized possession is his or her integrity.  While we can’t vouch for this man’s integrity, we thought this story was […]


Free Webinar – Getting to the Truth: How to Detect Fake News

Speaker:  Thom Fladung, Managing Partner, Hennes Communications Thursday, October 13th, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) Fake news is not new news. Masters of the art include Benjamin Franklin. But in the digital media era, when information – true and false – travels in seconds, fake news has become a prevalent […]


Can You Inoculate People Against Misinformation Before They Even See it? This Study Says Yes

By Jon Roozenbeek, Sander van der Linden and Stephan Lewandowsky for Nieman Lab   From the COVID-19 pandemic to the war in Ukraine, misinformation is rife worldwide. Many tools have been designed to help people spot misinformation. The problem with most of them is how hard they are to deliver at scale. But we may […]


Crafting the First Statement in Crisis Situations: What To Say and When to Say It

By Nora Jacobs, Hennes Communications   For organizations responding to sudden, catastrophic crisis events, one of the most challenging decisions to make involves determining what to say and when to say it. Wait until all the facts have been gathered and you risk not being part of the critical first news cycle, which often sets […]


Hennes Communications CEO Named to Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting and the Lawdragon Hall of Fame

Bruce Hennes, Chief Executive Officer of Hennes Communications, was again named to the 2022 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 […]


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