Julie Hamp, Toyota’s PR chief and the highest-ranking woman in its 77-year history, has resigned from her post, nearly two weeks after being arrested on suspicion of illegally bringing painkillers into Japan
In an environment of bitter competition, overlapping priorities and increasing use of unsecured digital communications systems, the threat of information leaks is greater than ever. How can we, as communications professionals, implement safeguards to ensure our brand is protected?
Merchandise displaying the Confederate battle flag is swiftly being prohibited from sale by major retailers in what has turned into a nationwide movement sparked by the killing of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., last week.
Brian Williams’ “apology” interview with Matt Lauer has been panned by most reviewers. If Williams’ goal was to prove that he is ready to be reinstated as the anchor on NBC Nightly News—now or in the future—he didn’t accomplish it.
It’s an occupational hazard for many companies: If the legal squad and the communications crew are unable to find a way to be responsive during a crisis, you’ll be left at the starting line while negative messaging runs free, the opportunity to protect your reputation gets lost, and your inability to respond weakens.