Lawyers are a company’s liability watchdogs. So they’re often the first ones to spot issues that could harm the company’s reputation. But once they’ve spotted an issue, how prepared are they to handle it? To answer that question, we had to go to the source. In conjunction with KRC Research, Weber Shandwick conducted a survey […]
Whether it’s a rain cloud over your brand from the beginning or runoff from a competitor issue, negative online chatter can be both impactful and lasting.
The streets surrounding Weber Shandwick Seattle were closed last week as the city welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping. It forced a lot of us to anticipate what the traffic issues would be and make plans to accommodate those challenges – e.g., work from home, take an indirect route, or walk from a different bus stop. […]
In a special session presented by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Dr. Joseph Trahan (@doctrahanmedia) visited Seattle for a half-day session on issues management. Drawing on his extensive experience in public relations, media training and government, Dr. Trahan walked us through his tried-and-true method for crisis communications preparation and […]
How we interact with each other — online and offline, at work and at play, with friends and with strangers — is evolving. Perhaps it’s a shift in expectations around acceptable behavior, or the opportunity to hide behind a curtain of anonymity online, but civility nationwide is eroding. It’s a topic we’ve explored both in our State […]
Industry recognition for the work we do is always a great honor, and this year we’re pleased to accept multiple platinum and gold MarCom awards. The MarCom Awards honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work and generosity of marketing and communication professionals internationally for print and web-based media and strategic communications. This year’s competition […]