Ben Affleck, who directed the political thriller Argo, should know better: you foster what you try to hide. Affleck now is learning that the hard way.
Google has prepared a response to antitrust charges from the EU, and it may hold some key lessons for communicators who want to keep employees in the loop while grappling with difficult cases.
Likes, retweets, followers, replies and comments are the surest sign of a vibrant social media presence. But what happens when engagement takes a turn for the worse, when a post is met with criticism, when a reply to criticism is met with additional criticism, again and again?
In some ways Sarah Thomas can be seen as a one-size-fits-all response to the league’s PR problems.
Communicators are likely to keep a close eye on how Rolling Stone magazine contains the damage after the publication last weekend retracted its article about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.
Starbucks and SeaWorld kicked off integrated messaging campaigns in the last month that were based on the most fundamental premise of good PR: Symmetrical (two-way) conversations are preferable to one-way. Both tightly integrated paid media with earned and owned. And both—judging from media and consumer reaction—failed spectacularly.