Reputation

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Adam Neumann, former CEO of WeWork, secured millions in funding for new startup called Flow.

Reputation of WeWork Founder Neumann Gets a Second Chance

August 16th, 2022 by

One of the cornerstones of PR is reputation. So, why would someone give Adam Neumann another chance after such a public business failure? 

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Away CEO Steph Korey Needs a Lesson in Reputation Management

January 15th, 2020 by

Away continues to experience a public failure that undermines its stated values as a community-focused global travel brand. It’s painfully clear that the luggage company’s senior leadership, especially its co-chief executive Steph Korey, needs a lesson in reputation management.

Gervais Condemns Golden Globe Artists as Complicit in Corporate Sins

January 6th, 2020 by

Embedded in Gervais’ barbs was far more than a subversive comedian taking jabs at a captive audience— a reminder that, in an election year, problematic business decisions  from the top tiers of a brand will continue to leave a mark on the celebrities, and spokespeople, who are doing work on behalf of that brand.

Lessons in Branded Content From a Cannabis PR Pro

December 10th, 2019 by

Last week,  we talked with Joshua Otten, CEO of Ronin, the largest branding agency for cannabis and hemp businesses. We spoke about his journey from PRØHBTD to Ronin, how quality content can make the difference between a commodity and a lifestyle, and why the future of cannabis branding will live on streaming services.

Public Trusts Doctors and Scientists, Distrusts Politicians, Ad Execs

August 16th, 2022 by

We’ve reported on companies that claim they can measure trust. Still, they all have one thing in common: the particular metrics that constitute each company’s version of trust remain a tightly guarded secret.

Protecting Your Company from Becoming Part of the Disinformation Ecosystem

June 27th, 2022 by

Security, public health and privacy risks demand the development of a discipline within PR and different models for journalism.

Starbucks Labor Controversy Sparks Discussion About Unionizing and Company Reputation

May 17th, 2022 by

Starbucks Workers United made claims against Starbucks in Buffalo, N.Y., that accused the company of interfering with employees working to unionize. 

Answer These Questions Before Taking a Public Position on Social Issues

May 17th, 2022 by

There is no shortage of PR pros and pundits offering advice about how companies should respond to controversial social issues. Company executives ask whether or not to take a public position. If so, should they speak proactively or only in response to media inquiries? Or, should they discuss an issue internally only, with employees?

Disney under a microscope

Disney, Amber Heard Cannot Wave Magic Wand for Good PR

May 2nd, 2022 by

Disney, the most magical place on Earth, cannot wave a magic wand to control the media. Nor can being a celebrity buy you good PR. 

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Musk’s Purchase of Twitter Stirs PR Concerns

April 25th, 2022 by

You can be sure the Twitter PR department has its hands full today as well into the far future with Elon Musk at the helm.