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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

Tony Speaks

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward gave his first interview last week in the UK. (http://tinyurl.com/32hnzud) While the article included comments from critics, he wasn’t as immediately challenged as his prior appearance in front of the US Congress or the lying-in-wait law suit depositions. Read more

Mea Culpas and Apologies Can Be Too Little, Too Late

Thomas H. Graham, regional president of Washington, DC region utility Pepco, has had a rough few days trying to restore power since a mammoth summer storm caused hundreds of thousands of electric outages on July 25. Read more

Responding to “Fake” Tweeters

Public companies increasingly have to deal with “fake” Twitter accounts created by people who have a bone to pick with the corporation or its brands. BPGlobalPR, for example, is a mock Twitter account using the BP name that has already acquired over 187,000 followers with its satirical spoof tweets on the company’s oil spill clean-up efforts. Read more

Does the picture tell the story?

Front page of USA Today this morning, and just about everywhere else in the media: a “before” and “after” photo or video clip of the oil well deep in the Gulf. Read more

Rolling Stone and McChrystal: Sucker Punch or Not?

The recent Rolling Stone article that got General Stanley McChrystal sacked as commander of US forces in Afghanistan has also raised an important issue about what it means to go “off the record” with a reporter. Read more

Correcting the record

The Washington Post’s front page article on how US Government officials in Pakistan are trying to counter what they believe are inaccurate and wrongly slanted articles in the Pakistani media http://bit.ly/ddCiNY, is a reminder to any organization that believes it has suffered from poor reporting, rumors and misrepresentations, to take action. Read more

War Rooms and Crisis Communications

Establishing a communications “war room” in a crisis is one of the first tactical steps to get on top of a fast breaking situation.
It’s essential to have a central place for a crisis team. Read more