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When Legal and Communications Collide: Making the Right Choice

By Richard Levick Speaking with journalists, shareholders, customers and stakeholders is easy when the going is good. As the old saying goes, “We are all capitalists on the way up but socialists on the way down.” But when things turn bad? Communication suddenly becomes much more challenging. As another old saying goes, “The gods of […]


The Age of Outrage: Crisis Management in Social Media Pile-Ons

By Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications There’s nothing the self-righteous embrace more than joining with their fellow self-righteous to gang up on some unfortunate target. The angrier the echo chamber, the better. Social media is their perfect rage machine. It’s where anonymous trolls can obsess and pile on. And they do it relentlessly and instantly over […]


How to Create a Crisis

GoLocal, an online publication in Providence, Rhode Island, recently wrote an editorial critical of recent decisions by  Rhode Island education officials.  The editorial creatively lists everything those officials have been doing to create a crisis juxtaposed with tips for managing a crisis the right way, written by Northeastern University’s Graduate School. We urge you to […]


Media Training for Attorneys and Their Clients – Done on Your Schedule and at Your Convenience – In-Person or Remote

Whether it’s a staff meeting on Teams, a webinar on Zoom, a private conversation on FaceTime or a short training video you record on WebEx, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it. And if it’s an interview with a seasoned reporter, the stakes are even higher.  You must be prepared to […]


New Partnership with Hennes Communications Allows Seminar Participants to Earn Credit Toward Ohio University Online Graduate Certificate

University Teams with Crisis Communications Expert Bruce Hennes in New Offering A new partnership between Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication and Hennes Communications will allow communication professionals the opportunity to earn one credit hour towards a 12-hour graduate certificate in crisis communication. Anyone attending certain seminars taught by Hennes Communications, a crisis communications firm based in Cleveland, […]


Explainer: What is the Metaverse?

By Erika Bradbury for PRNews… What is the Metaverse? There is no one definition of it. Instead, the metaverse is an idea based on how humans can interact in a digitally immersive world. Think of the metaverse as where the virtual and physical worlds meet. The next iteration of the internet, Web3, is its power […]


Elon Musk Picked a War With Apple. Tim Cook’s Response Is a Stroke of Genius

By Jason Aten for Inc…. This week, Elon Musk turned his attention away from reviewing code just long enough to pick a fight with, of all companies, Apple. Musk, it appears, recently discovered that his plans to turn Twitter into a subscription business is at the mercy of both Apple’s App Store commission and its […]


Social Media: Information Communicator or Destroyer?

By Harshita Chandgothia for ASA Institute for Risk and Innovation – In this digital age, the number of ways to disseminate information has grown exponentially over the last two decades. The internet has gone from an era of Netscape browsers and dial-up connections to an infinite hydra of constantly updating social media sites, with thousands […]


Social Media and Information Warfare: The New Warfront

By Tiffany Pham for the ASA Institute for Risk and Innovation American citizens in the Vietnam war era first witnessed–via journalism and televised news–the realities of war, much to their horror. But in the context of modern warfare, social media now competes with these “filtered” mediums. Rather than being used solely to relay news and […]


Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover is an ‘Anomaly’ in Human Resources

By Ginger Christ for HRDIVE Nearly everything about Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of social media company Twitter has been out of the ordinary, experts say. From the billionaire’s solo purchase of the company to a slew of personnel changes made within days of the Oct. 27 acquisition, it’s “definitely an anomaly,” said Ayesha Whyte, […]


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