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December 2014
It’s been a busy year for crisis communication professionals. From a grocery chain wrought by family infighting to huge data breaches and hacks to misplaced social media posts, Solomon McCown President and crisis communication expert Ashley McCown shares the Top 10 crises of 2014 in this video, published by our friends at PR Week. Ashley...
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Healthcare is an ever-evolving industry. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has spurred huge change in the field and new technologies are revolutionizing the way care is delivered. What’s in store for 2015? Healthcare Hackers:  In the summer of 2014, hackers gained access to part of HealthCare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace, and uploaded malicious software. No...
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"There are two sides to every story." We learn this very early on in our lives. We are told this to humble us; to breed empathy and understanding; to take anything we hear with a grain of salt and in doing so, to push back on the status quo to better ourselves and our communities....
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My sister is a nurse on the neurology floor at Boston Children’s Hospital and this year she and her roommate are working on Christmas Eve and Christmas. Last week they went shopping for Christmas outfits that they can wear to cheer up their patients. They came back with Christmas-colored striped socks, elf shoes, reindeer headbands,...
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It’s not often that a film release becomes national news. But when The Interview was pulled from distribution following threats from hackers referencing 9/11, it was unavoidable that the movie would creep into the national conversation. The obvious follow up question became, “was this the right move?” Our own Ashley McCown commented on the situation,...
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The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association recently announced the winners of its 2014 Annual Awards Program, and Solomon McCown shared an award with our client, the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, and its partner the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors for our media outreach efforts around the Alliance’s Zoning Reform legislation. The bill in...
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In 2013, Boston experienced its fair share of new and exciting construction and development projects and milestones in all corners of the city. New Boston Fund and ACDC broke ground at One Greenway in Chinatown, and National Development broke ground on Ink Block at the former Boston Herald site earlier this spring. As Boston enters 2014,...
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As my six months here at Solomon McCown come to a close, it seems appropriate to take my last blog post to reflect on what I’ve learned about working in PR. 1.Things move very fast. Sometimes.  There are constant deadlines, but it’s not quite so black and white.  Some days I have eight things on...
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When there's a crisis at the North Pole, who is the man in charge going to call? The team at Solomon McCown, of course. Happy Holidays from all of us at Solomon McCown!
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The hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment is unprecedented in the history of corporate crises. The damage has been far-reaching for Sony. Internal emails made public by the hackers illustrate racist messages sent by top leadership. Angelina Jolie was not pleased to see Amy Pascal, a Sony executive who called Jolie a “spoiled brat,” creating a...
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