Author Archives: Katie Paine

Image Patrol: Manti vs. Lance: One Can Plead Youth, the Other Should Know Better

Anyone who aspires to sports star status should be required to successfully complete a course in public relations prior to signing any contract. Anyone who has any knowledge of PR knows that the bigger the … | MORE »

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Image Patrol: News Corp. vs. BBC: Crises Linger For Two Major Media Properties

While the media cranks out content that it prefers to be long remembered by readers, the BBS and News Corporation would prefer that their major crises would just go away. Here’s how each have fared. | MORE »

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Facebook vs. Nasdaq: One Party Plays Blame Game, Earning an F

The social networking giant learned quickly that, in a bad situation, pointing the finger is not the message you want to send to the media. | MORE »

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Facebook vs. Nasdaq: One Party Plays Blame Game, Earning an F

The social networking giant learned quickly that, in a bad situation, pointing the finger is not the message you want to send to the media. | MORE »

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Image Patrol: Komen Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood: Proper PR Wins Out

In a PR crisis for the ages, Katie Paine gives Susan G. Komen for the Cure mostly failing grades, while Planned Parenthood gets excellent marks for its response. | MORE »

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Image Patrol: Penn State vs. Herman Cain: Start Rewriting Your Crisis Plan

A couple of sex-related scandals take center stage, as the crisis responses of presidential candidate Cain and Penn State are analyzed. | MORE »

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Image Patrol: Penn State vs. Herman Cain: Start Rewriting Your Crisis Plan

A couple of sex-related scandals take center stage, as the crisis responses of presidential candidate Cain and Penn State are analyzed. | MORE »

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Image Patrol: Southwest Airlines vs. Go Daddy: Proactive Approach Rules Again

The responses of Go Daddy and Southwest Airlines to their respective crises couldn’t be more different—one is listening and the other is talking louder. Guess which company gets the better grade? | MORE »

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Image Patrol: WikiLeaks Squares Off With the U.S. Government

Katie Paine analyzes the fallout around the latest WikiLeaks release, and grades the stealthy whistle-blowing site’s communications vs. the efforts of the U.S. government. | MORE »

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Image Patrol: Target Is Anything But On, While PG&E Connects With Post-Explosion Relief Fund and Twitter Outreach

For Target, saying sorry for a donation to an anti-gay politician simply wasn’t enough; PG&E, however, did enough and more after its gas line explosion in the Bay Area. | MORE »

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