Stories by T.J. Winick

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How to Avoid Profiling a PR Meltdown

June 14th, 2023 by

While CNN’s Chris Licht may have been flattered by the offer of a profile, it was up to his comms team to point out the drawbacks. To ensure your leadership profile doesn’t go sideways and achieves the desired result, consider our contributor’s best practices.

What Brands got Wrong in their Response to Ye

October 25th, 2022 by

The jury is out on how the public interprets Adidas’ tardy break-up with Ye and his antisemitic rants. And what took the GAP so long to pull Yeezy clothes after dissolving ties w Ye in Sept.?

PR Lessons from a Stylish Tech Brand’s Un-Stylish Crisis Response

August 4th, 2017 by

All that glitters is not gold. That seems to be true with MixBin. The brand recalled nearly 300,000 of its glittery mobile phone cases after an unnamed liquid started dripping from them, burning customers’ skin. While MixBin responded quickly to the situation, offering a full refund, its written statement seems tone deaf and unapologetic.

PR Tactics From a Former Reporter: How to Prepare for a Media Interview

April 25th, 2016 by

As a local and network news reporter, I conducted thousands of interviews over nearly two decades. Yet it was only after I made the leap into strategic and crisis communications that I fully appreciated the complex dynamic at play.