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Mylan CEO Bresch Creates PR Nightmare

TweetMove over Martin Shrkeli. Corporate greed and hubris has a new face. While her appearance is only slightly nicer than Shrkeli’s her ability to generate public relations troubles for her company are on an even par. And what of the public relations people who have to provide cover for this wide awake nightmare? Keep reading. Mylan CEO Bresch Creates PR Nightmare. …


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Delta Airlines Computer Outage Public Relations Failures

TweetOn August 9, 2016 Delta Airlines experienced a system wide computer failure that caused the cancellation or delay of over 2100 flights. The airlines crisis plan had all the right elements but fell short when executed. Delta Airlines Computer Outage Public Relations Failures Delta Airlines Outa For Lack Of A Horse For lack of a horse the kingdom was lost. But …


Martin Shkreli An Awfully Rich Guy Who Is Really Awful

TweetMartin Shkreli An Awfully Rich Guy Who Is Really Awful. Martin Shkreli Beyond Any Help from Public Relations Pros. With a smirk that would be the envy of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, former drug company CEO and future convict, Martin Shkreli made his disdain for human kind even more clear during his recent testimony before congress. Shkreli has a …

Knowing What You Know Now

TweetPublic relations counselors tell clients and colleagues not to speculate. More often than not speculation comes in the form of questions to predict future outcomes. It’s a scheme designed by reporters who want interviewees to say something foolish, improbable, with no basis in reality or all of the above. The advice so many of us give is that no one …

6 Recent News Stories and 8 Regular Features That Will Keep Media And Public Relations People Off The Air And Out Of Print And What To Do About It

Tweet6 Recent News Stories 8 Regular Features. Thank Goodness for Weekends, Public Affairs Programs, and Slow News Days. Most news that public relations people are asked to help make is not earth shattering or life changing. Stop protesting; you know it’s true. More often than not, we are asked to help make “soft news” visible. That does not make you …

9 Surprise PR Tactics That Will Make You Irresistible to Reporters

Tweet9 Surprise PR Tactics. This article “9 Surprise PR Tactics That Will Make You Irresistible to Reporters” was published by PRNews and written by Steve Goldstein on April 16, 2015.  Enjoy! Attend any panel discussion featuring PR pros and journalists, and within five minutes of its commencement you’ll hear one of the journalists say, “I delete email pitches in batches …

Five Style Ideas for Writers from David Ogilvy

TweetIntroduction: Five Style Ideas for Writers from David Ogilvy! We spend a lot of time on the blog talking about writing. Bloggers typically like to write, I certainly do. Writing is the core of what bloggers, public relations and advertising people do. It’s unlikely that anyone would debate that or try and tell you that your ideas and business philosophy are …

Eight Ways to Answer Media Interview Questions

TweetEight Ways to Answer Media Interview Questions. I have a recurring nightmare that there is a You Tube video of me that has “gone viral” because of some incredibly ignorant thing I’ve said and done. In my dream, the details of what I said or did are unclear. What is clear is that I somehow disgraced myself while on camera. …

Six Steps To Prepare for a Successful Press Interview

TweetSix Steps To Prepare for a Successful Press Interview. If you read these postings in order you have so far: learned how public relations is better than advertising, built a media list of contacts who cover businesses like yours, learned how to write a press release and how to follow up with reporters via phone. If you missed any of …