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Communications/Negotiations Lessons from Ted Kheel

Noted labor lawyer and negotiator par excellence, Theodore W. Kheel, passed away this week. As the obituaries attest, for the better part of four decades Ted was the key connector between management and labor in New York City and in Washington. Read more

“Neutral Sentiment” in Social Media

As Social Media Monitoring and Measurement becomes increasingly defined and sophisticated, it appears that the communications industry is beginning to settle on common terminology regarding results or impact. But one important area where differences remain is on the meaning of the crucial term “Sentiment” – specifically “Neutral Sentiment.” There are even those who claim that there simply is no such thing as neutral sentiment and that it is, in fact, a contradiction in terms. Read more

A New Look at an Old Adage

The old adage says that any publicity, even if it’s bad, is better than no publicity. As adages go, this one has been proven wrong enough times to merit relegation to the dustbin of sound bites. Read more

Social Media and the Corporate Line

Social media is so prevalent in the workplace that users often underestimate the business impact of their social media profiles and communications. A single post has the ability to harm an organization’s brand reputation. Read more

Crisis Planning and Risk Management

In the wake of the deadly gas explosion in San Bruno, CA, CNN interviewed Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise in order to get a sense of the risks and realities in our utility infrastructure. Read more

Discovery Communications: Emergency Planning and Crisis Communications

The hostage taking incident last week at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD, (less than 10 miles from the White House in Washington) has quickly faded from the news pages. Yet a couple of notes regarding new media and crisis planning and communications are worth making. Read more

Mike Wise’s Unwise Spoof

Just because the term “Social Media” contains the “M” word doesn’t mean professional journalists in the Mainstream Media always know how to use it properly.
Case in point: On Monday morning, popular Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise intentionally posted a fabricated tweet announcing that Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be suspended for five games, rather than the initial six game suspension he received after allegations of personal misconduct. Read more