Public Affairs

Carly The Trump Killer

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September 19, 2015

Carly The Trump Killer

In this article posted on Forbes.com, I analyze the second GOP debate; the winners, the losers, and more importantly: Carly […]

Social

#SquadGoals: Turn Your Followers Into Advocates

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September 17, 2015

#SquadGoals: Turn Your Followers Into Advocates

#SquadGoals are not just limited to Taylor Swift and her crew of models, actresses, and singers. Just as T-Swift and […]

Public Affairs

Global Uncertainty Will Drive More Activist Activity: Ten Reasons Boards Need to Prepare

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September 15, 2015

Global Uncertainty Will Drive More Activist Activity: Ten Reasons Boards Need to Prepare

If the years since the 2007 financial crisis have taught us anything, it™’s that we are in the midst of […]

Crisis

The United Continental Scandal: A New CEO Confronts A Gathering Storm

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September 14, 2015

The United Continental Scandal: A New CEO Confronts A Gathering Storm

In this article posted on Forbes.com, I examine the threat now facing United Continental that goes beyond Jeff Smisek™’s unsavory […]

Crisis

Amazon And Jeff Bezos: Legacies Are Built On More Than Just Capital

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August 29, 2015

Amazon And Jeff Bezos: Legacies Are Built On More Than Just Capital

In this article published on Forbes.com, I examine Jeff Bezos’ response to the New York Times‘ expose on Amazon’s brutal […]

Public Affairs

Samsung’s Duel with Elliot: The Activist Challenge Isn’t Over

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August 28, 2015

Samsung’s Duel with Elliot: The Activist Challenge Isn’t Over

In this article published on Forbes.com, I examine the challenges Asian companies often face when dealing with Western shareholders. Read the […]

Brand

From Coffee to Cabernet: Is Starbucks Losing Focus or Reinforcing its Brand?

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August 19, 2015

From Coffee to Cabernet: Is Starbucks Losing Focus or Reinforcing its Brand?

Starbucks recently announced that 24 more locations across the country will become Evening Stores, meaning they will offer beer, wine, […]

Crisis

Malaysia Air and the New Normal: Some Crises Never End

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August 14, 2015

Malaysia Air and the New Normal: Some Crises Never End

One of the basic rules about crisis communications is that in the early stages of an incident, you must only […]

Public Affairs

Trump and Company: For Every Candidate, A Crisis

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August 8, 2015

Trump and Company: For Every Candidate, A Crisis

In this article published on Forbes.com, we examine the obstacles each Republican presidental candidate needs to clear to avoid becoming […]

Public Affairs

Will the American Bar Association Rediscover its Voice?

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July 29, 2015

Will the American Bar Association Rediscover its Voice?

As the American Bar Association (ABA) convenes this week for its annual meeting in Chicago, I’m reminded of a strange […]

Public Affairs

Uber Wins Playing the New Game

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July 24, 2015

Uber Wins Playing the New Game

It™’s being reported today that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reached a deal with Uber and will […]

Brand

Who Wins in Schumer vs. Star Wars? Everyone

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July 23, 2015

Who Wins in Schumer vs. Star Wars? Everyone

Did GQ and Amy Schumer harm the Star Wars and Disney brands with a parody on the August cover that […]