We work extensively as a crisis PR agency, and sometimes we need to be aggressive, and hard-hitting. This just released press-release is a “WOW” classic.
From Laura Nelson, Sr. VP Corporate Communications, Current TV
Current terminated Keith Olbermann last Thursday for serial, material breaches of his contract, including the failure to show up at work, sabotaging the network and attacking Current and its executives.
As the old adage says: “When the law is on your side, you argue the law. When the … READ MORE »
Two interesting tidbits in the media which I wanted to share:
Born and bred in NYC, real estate and space has always been of interest, and the media’s portrayal of NYC apartments is always “interesting.” An interesting quote from the Sunday NYT in the story “Not So Mad About Taxes” when talking about the character Don Draper from Mad Men: “More significant, the thinking ignores the profound titillation of an era in which it was possible to live spectacularly well — in Manhattan — … READ MORE »
Front page news in Europe is that Former Metropolitan Police chief Sir Paul Stephenson has joined a crisis PR agency. Stephenson resigned following allegations of his police force being involved with alleged phone taps with The News of the World.
Might be a first that a police chief joins the public relations world – but I am sure it wont be the last, and his new role will have him counseling crisis clients for a firm whose employees according to their press release … READ MORE »
Digital media such as twitter, Facebook, etc. offers a tremendous amount of opportunity – as well as a tremendous amount of risk. With instant exposure, some utilize the exposure to their advantage and others fail miserably. Hence two high profile celebrities with vastly different digital experiences – Chris Brown & Kate Upton.
Amidst the unfolding story of Carnival Corporation, the US-based parent of the operator of the Costa Concordia and their crisis communications strategy (and news that they hired a crisis pr agency), the following book excerpt from my recently released PR Book, “For Immediate Release” unfolds how Carnival successful handled a previous disaster:
The November 2010 crisis of Carnival’s Splendor cruise ship is a great example of out-in-front crisis communication. A technical malfunction on board the cruise ship … READ MORE »
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Ronn is the CEO of 5WPR and author of best selling PR book, For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations, and a regular contributor to Fox News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Insights Wired, Everything-PR and more.