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Three Must-Haves in Your Next Press Release

By Matt Petteruto for PR News As the media landscape continues to change at a dizzying pace, it can be difficult for PR and communications pros to keep pace. Layoffs continue to mount, while the manner in which news is delivered and consumed by audiences is constantly evolving. Despite these rapid changes, one thing remains for […]


Crisis at Kellogg’s: CEO Offers ‘Cereal for Dinner’ Economic Advice

From Thomas Mustac, writing for PR News… A fascinating case study on crisis communications is currently unfolding in the cereal aisle. It involves Kellogg’s, the global brand that brings Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and other cereal staples to supermarkets around the world. The crisis stems from a Kellogg’s marketing campaign, launched nearly two years ago, […]


True Thought Leaders Don’t Just Make Noise: They Drive Change

From our very good friend, Tony Jaques, Director of Issue Outcomes Pty Ltd, in North Melbourne, Australia… We all know and recognise them. Dial-a-quote CEOs and business leaders who love to be on TV and offer an opinion on every issue-of-the-day. Problem is they often mistake being provocative and controversial for making a thoughtful contribution to advancing […]


PR Roundup: How Not to Interview Caitlin Clark, North American Communications Monitor and NPR’s Rollercoaster Week

By Nicole Schuman for PRNews How Not to Report on Women’s Basketball What happened: This week’s WNBA draft continued to bask in the afterglow of an historic Women’s NCAA March Madness tournament and welcome some of its newest and brightest stars. Caitlin Clark mania continued for the Indiana Fever, who drafted the University of Iowa star […]


When Crisis Communications Requires Silence, Not Action

By Meghan Tisinger for PRDaily The myth that “all press is good press” is the reason that too many companies engage with the media haphazardly. Not every interview is worth doing, and always providing a comment can create more problems for your organization than solutions. This is especially true when a company is facing public backlash […]


Today’s Lesson for Schools: Crisis Communications as a Solution

By Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications Today’s assignment: Search “crises and schools” in a Google news search. You’ll find 382,000 results. Here’s a quick headline sample: A Crisis of School Absences Mental health crisis in schools: 4 ways educators can take action Report: Schools Won’t Recover from COVID Absenteeism Crisis Until at Least 2030 Crisis In […]


Russian Group Spread Disinformation About Princess of Wales, Experts Say

From Mark Landler and Adam Satariano, writing for The New York Times… The whirl of conspiracy theories that enveloped Catherine, Princess of Wales, before she disclosed her cancer diagnosis last week probably didn’t need help from a foreign state. But researchers in Britain said Wednesday that a notorious Russian disinformation operation helped stir the pot. Martin Innes, an expert […]


The British Royal Family Learns That if You Don’t Fill an Information Vacuum, Someone Else Will

By David Bauder, writing for the Associated Press… A media frenzy was born on Feb. 27, when the hashtag #WhereIsKate exploded online with speculation about the whereabouts of Britain’s Princess of Wales. It opened a rabbit hole of amateur detective work, memes, bizarre theories and jokes — mixed with genuine concern about Kate’s health — […]


Oh, Ohtani! Gambling Scandal Has High Comms Stakes

From our colleague, Tom Weidlich, at PRCG | Haggerty… One of the biggest crises currently rocking the sports world — the gambling scandal swirling around Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani — raises all sorts of tawdry communications issues with all sorts of important communications lessons. Not the least of those lessons arises from a […]


Steve Jobs’s Nervousness Before His First TV Interview 46 Years Ago, Proves Even Geniuses Have to Start Somewhere

From Jeff Haden, writing for Inc… It’s easy to assume Steve Jobs — like any extremely successful person — was somehow made differently. That he possessed certain innate qualities. Talent. Perseverance. Creativity. Intelligence. Emotional intelligence. (OK, maybe not that one.) It’s easy to assume that who he was inside, and what that allowed him to do, made all the difference. Yet Steve Jobs wasn’t […]


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