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Sorry, That’s Classified

From The Soufan Center The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) discovered additional classified documents at a residence belonging to U.S. President Joseph Biden during a January 20 search. The search is part of an ongoing investigation into the president’s possible improper storage or handing of classified materials. A lawyer for former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence […]

By | January 29, 2023 | Uncategorized

Difficult Conversations Happening in the Boardroom

Introduction by Nora Jacobs, Hennes Communications Over the years, we’ve helped a number of organizations announce management transitions involving their CEO – a change that, even when well-planned – requires carefully crafted communications in order to minimize distractions, concerns and disengagement among stakeholders.  Most often, we work closely with the board chair and board leadership […]

Language: The Importance of Precision & Avoidance of Traps

Precision can be described as the quality, condition or fact of being exact and accurate.  Precision is essential, precision is intricate, and precision is beautiful; more than anything else, precision is necessary.                                               […]

Use Peacetime Wisely: Plan Now For What To Say And Do In A Crisis

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications Public officials, CEOs, executive directors and members of for-profit and non-profit boards have a responsibility to their stakeholders to plan for situations that will imperil life, limb and the ability of their organizations to fulfill their missions. In the immediate aftermath of a major incident, such as a mass shooting […]

Chris Rock’s Joke About Actress Jada Pinkett Smith Creates Crisis For Academy Awards and Will Smith

It was indeed the slap heard ’round the world.  But if you’re looking for Hollywood gossip, look elsewhere.  Instead, let’s look at the situation from the crisis management point of view. Here’s how I saw it: If you’re a high-power celeb and you sit in the front row of the Academy Award ceremonies, you are […]

Do You Have a Few Minutes to Spare?

The Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time   The Drum Go ahead, argue amongst yourselves. All of the 2022 Super Bowl Commercials   Parade Local News Reporter’s Resurfaced Deadpan Analysis of February Goes Viral In a video that only Lou Grant would love (though he’d never let you know it), this St. Louis reporter has no […]

By | February 14, 2022 | Uncategorized

For Spotify, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ is an Object Lesson In Fumbling Crisis Communications

Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications Spotify, the streaming service that provides music and podcasts to hundreds of millions of users, has lately been providing a different service: A guide to mishandling a reputational crisis. For almost a month now, Spotify has lurched from one thorny situation to another centered on the popular “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, […]

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