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Communication / Crisis Management

Second Blow to Seattle Seahawks

It’s been a rough weekend for Seattle sports. After the University of Washington Huskies lost to Washington State University Cougars in the Apple Cup Friday evening, reports leaked tonight that two Seattle Seahawks players face a four-week long suspension for violating the leagues performance enhancing substance policy. Cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman were unable … Continue reading

Communication

The Importance of ‘Thank You’

Remember the times your parents reminded you to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you?’ In retrospect, that was an important lesson in manners and an invaluable lesson on life. Every favor, gift, compliment, or award, is essentially, a “favor,” “gift,” ”compliment,” or “award,” not something you deserve. However, many people seem to have forgotten this. Think … Continue reading

Communication / Crisis Management / PR

Reputation Management During a Crisis

Reputation is probably the most valuable asset of any company according to Reputation 911. When people think about a company or their products, it is really the consideration of the company’s reputation that is at the forefront of their mind. That reputation is what recruits staff, achieves higher prices and keeps customers. A reputation of … Continue reading

PR

Ruined Holiday Spirit?

Big-money department stores are opening earlier this Thanksgiving to meet what they call “customer demand” for special sales on hot holiday items. Only a couple years ago, virtually no stores were open on Thanksgiving Day. This year, Walmart, Sears, Kmart, and Toys ‘R’ Us will open at 8 p.m. Target will open an hour later … Continue reading

PR

PR Definition Change

This February, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) set out to redefine the archaic definition previously assigned to public relations. After internal and public voting, the definition changed from, “Public relations helps an organization and its publics adapt mutually to each other,” to “Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships … Continue reading