Category Archives: Crisis Communications

Joe Paterno & Herman Cain: Out of Touch, Out of Time

Say it ain’t so, JoePa! Sadly, longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno didn’t say enough–and to the appropriate people, such as law enforcement authorities–when he learned of allegations of criminal sexual misconduct regarding his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Last night, as the Herman Cain sexual harrassment scandal continued to unravel and as Paterno was […]

March Madness? No, Uncommon Courage: Butler Coach Stevens Suspends Four of Five Starters

Some will decry the move as March Madness gone too far, but I say it will undoubtedly go down as one of the most courageous coaching disciplinary decisions ever. As was reported first by an Indianapolis television station (see link below), Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens has suspended four of his five starters for unspecified […]

Obama’s PR Problem: Endorsing A Hack

Here in Cook County, the second-largest county in the nation, there is a population of more than 5 million, which exceeds that of 30 states. It’s a hugely significant place, with Chicago at its epicenter and a County Board President by the name of Todd Stroger. In case you’re not familiar with him, Stroger isn’t […]