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Ten Things You Need to Know As a Woman In-House Lawyer (for Non-Lawyers, Too)

Here’s a list of ten things this writer has observed women lawyers don’t know or do as in-house counsel that their male counterparts seem to do quite well.  It is her belief that, over time, this has resulted in a widening of the gap between them, and, if women in-house counsel focus on these ten […]

On Brett Favre’s Welfare Scandal

By Thom Weidlich for PRCG | Haggerty LLC Talk about a reputational challenge. The heat keeps turning up on ex-NFL quarterback Brett Favre. As part of a larger scandal, he’s alleged to have pressured Mississippi officials to turn over $8 million in welfare funds for his pet projects, including a volleyball stadium at his alma […]

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 […]

Waffle House Delivers Masterclass in Crisis Management

By Nicole Schuman for PRNews It takes a pretty big event to close a national institution like Waffle House. Especially when it has its own disaster meter. Coined the “Waffle House Index,” it is not an official metric, yet government agencies such as FEMA use it. Unfortunately, Hurricane Ian challenged the index this week, causing […]

How Gender Stereotypes Kill a Woman’s Self-Confidence

By Dina Gerdeman for Working Knowledge Women make up more than half of the labor force in the United States and earn almost 60 percent of advanced degrees, yet they bring home less pay and fill fewer seats in the C-suite than men, particularly in male-dominated professions like finance and technology. This gender gap is […]

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 […]

The Evolution of Crisis Communications in Banking

By Kamyar Naficy, Founder and Principal, KNECTCOMMS, for International Banker   Banks are more vulnerable than ever to a wide range of potential crises. These crises are often exacerbated by 24/7 news cycles, volatile social media and unprecedented social, economic and geopolitical disruption. Against this backdrop, banks must shore up their crisis communications efforts if […]

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 […]

Inside Fox Sports’ Controversial Hire of Urban Meyer

By Tom Jones for Poynter For the uninitiated, there’s something in the media world known as the Friday news dump. If you have news that you might feel sheepish about announcing, you wait until late on Friday — when everyone is headed out for the weekend — to make your announcement. You put it out […]

The 9 Rules for True Apologies

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. for Psychology Today   I’ve been studying apologies—and the people who can’t give them—for more than two decades. But you don’t need to be an expert on the subject to recognize when a bad apology flattens you. Here’s a list of the nine essential ingredients of a true apology. The next time you […]

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