Category: Crisis Communications

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Ashley McCown’s Top PR Crises

August 9, 2018 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

Ashley McCown, SM& president and crisis communications expert, rates her top PR crises at the halfway point of the year. Key takeaways from Ashley’s video include: Social media plays a

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SM& President Featured on Sexual Harassment Prevention Seminar

June 22, 2018 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

Solomon McCown & Company President Ashley McCown recently spoke at a sexual harassment prevention seminar hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and WTS Boston. Ashley was

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38 minutes of Chaos: A look back at Hawaii’s Frightening False Alarm

January 23, 2018 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

All the safety precautions and procedures in the world are of little use unless they are communicated effectively. As crisis counselors, we routinely advise clients on how leadership should alert

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Ashley McCown Featured in O’Dwyer’s annual Crisis Issue

January 22, 2018 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

Organizational communications will never be the same. Amidst the societal reckoning that includes the #metoo movement, the old rules no longer apply. Open secrets are no longer tolerated, and accusations

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Video: Solomon McCown featured in O’Dwyer’s

January 3, 2018 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

 For the 6th consecutive year, Solomon McCown & Company President and crisis communications expert Ashley McCown presents her take on the year’s most notorious public relations crises. There was

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Solomon McCown at TABS

December 7, 2017 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

Here at Solomon McCown & Company, a core competency is working with renowned academic organizations such as boarding schools, student travel providers, colleges and Greek organizations on a wide range

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The “Temporary Insanity” PR Apology

October 20, 2017 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

“Nevermind.” That famous punchline uttered by Gilda Ratner’s character Emily Litella on Saturday Night Live decades ago is not unlike what Donna Karan’s and Dave Ratner’s recent apologies sounded like.

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Did Dove Miss the Mark in its Apology?

October 12, 2017 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

Dove apologized after posting an image on its Facebook page that depicted a black woman removing her top and morphing into a white woman after supposedly using Dove body lotion.

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An Evolving Dialogue: Talking Title IX

September 28, 2017 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos made good on her promise to rescind Obama-era guidelines on how to adjudicate reports of campus sexual assault. Civil liberty groups are celebrating and survivors’

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Ashley McCown Featured in PR News

September 11, 2017 In Crisis Communications Leave a comment

When Equifax, one of the country’s three major credit organizations, announced last week that it’s data network was breached, the company jumped into crisis mode. The data of an estimated

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