Aviation

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There are Many Kinds of Aviation PR Disasters At 9:38 a.m. on September 11, 2001, when American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, the call went out to LEVICK. When a foreign airplane manufacturer’s popular small plane started falling out of the sky, the call went to LEVICK. When foreign airlines expand into the [...]

Banking

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The Trust Deficit — When Your Banker is No Longer a Neighbor. A generation ago, our bankers were neighbors. While banks periodically had communications challenges, there was also a locally-based relationship that bought time and trust. While the merger of banks has provided great efficiencies it has also made them strangers in their own neighborhoods. [...]

Defense

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Your industry in the Crosshairs. A billion-dollar defense contractor exposed and heavily criticized on 60 Minutes followed instantly by contracting officer inquiries and congressional investigations. A senior military official going before Congress suddenly engendering public subordinate criticism. One of the world’s largest aerospace contractors under attack from multiple audiences. A foreign defense contractor trying to [...]

Restaurant

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The Fickle, Critical Food Customer. In directing the communications for many of the food industry’s largest trade associations, over 200 food recalls, restaurant and food handling crises, surreptitious internal videos, and related food industry issues, we’ve learned a thing or two about which types of recalls garner the greatest public interest and concern; the playbooks [...]

Foreign Governments

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A complex set of needs. Foreign governments must address a plethora of communication needs most urgently including influencing the White House and Congress, attracting new business investments, demonstrating compliance with international humanitarian standards and justifying policy decisions. Often, achieving these goals hinges upon a sovereign’s ability to effectively communicate its own story–economically and politically–to influential [...]

Insurance

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Ensure your brand and secure your company’s future. The contentious business environment provides a number of challenges for insurance companies and their clients. Plaintiffs’ lawyers and local officials take self-interested positions. Painfully complex civil litigation like that which happened after Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 are on the rise. The politics of Obamacare and Trumpcare create [...]