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What do Chipotle’s First Quarter Losses Really Mean?

April 27, 2016 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

This week, Chipotle announced that sales were down 29.7 percent during the first three months of 2016—its first quarterly loss ever as a public company. Reeling in the wake of

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5 Tips for Great Video Content

April 15, 2016 In SM& Team Leave a comment

This week in New York, we had the pleasure of working with over a dozen journalists from Haymarket Media, the group that publishes several marketing, media and PR trades, including

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Best Practices for Working With Reporters

March 16, 2016 In Corporate Leave a comment

Tuesday morning, I attended a panel at the offices of Mintz Levin organized by the Northeast Clean Energy Council called Working with the Press in an Evolving Media Landscape. With

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A Fraternity Navigates Crisis Communications

February 8, 2016 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

The two groups singled out in last year’s documentary The Hunting Ground for contributing to a culture of sexual assault on campuses across the country were big time college athletics

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Takeaways from NAICU’s 2016 Annual Meeting

February 5, 2016 In Corporate, Nonprofit Leave a comment

Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown and I had the pleasure of presenting at this year’s annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), held this week

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Solomon McCown Crisis expertise in PRNewser

November 19, 2015 In Corporate Leave a comment

In a post featured on the PRNewser website, Solomon McCown Vice President T.J. Winick offers communications tips for administrators in higher education who find themselves dealing with a brewing or

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Chipotle’s Baffling Crisis Response

November 3, 2015 In Corporate, Crisis Communications Leave a comment

Ever since an E. coli outbreak forced the Mexican fast food chain to temporarily shutter 43 of its stores in the Pacific Northwest, the company has taken a unusual communications

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A Good Week for Hillary

October 23, 2015 In Corporate Leave a comment

No matter what you think of the former First Lady/New York Senator/Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a very good week, indeed. Some of her good fortune was her own

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An Unbelievable End to Brian Williams’ Suspension

June 19, 2015 In Executive Comments Off on An Unbelievable End to Brian Williams’ Suspension

NBC News announced Thursday that disgraced anchor Brian Williams will return to the air in a diminished role, covering breaking news for cable outlet MSNBC, as well as filling in

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Ashley McCown Shares Crisis Expertise on NYC Data Breach Panel

June 5, 2015 In Corporate, Crisis Communications, Executive Comments Off on Ashley McCown Shares Crisis Expertise on NYC Data Breach Panel

Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown was a panelist Thursday morning at a breakfast event entitled How to Prevent, Detect and Deal with Cyber Security Breaches as part of the Annual

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