Category Archives: Crisis Communications

Just Say No- When the best communications strategy is to shut up

When Prince Andrew sat down for an extended interview with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis, it was one of the “gets” of the year. Great for Maitlis and her program.  Not so great for the House of Windsor. Not since King Charles I rose in his own defence at his trial...
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Training Spokespeople for a Great Cause

One of our favourite Saturday morning excursions is to the wonderful farmer’s market at Evergreen Brick Works. But Evergreen is about far more than just this one institution. They do important, visionary work to nurture conversations about how to improve life in our cities. That’s why it was such a...
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Rachel Notley’s Big, Dry Tent

Rachel Notley has almost nothing in common with Lyndon Johnson.  But in developing her climate change strategy the Alberta Premier followed the practical political advice of the Texan who was US President in the 1960s. Talking about the fearsome J. Edgar Hoover, Johnson pithily observed: “Better to have him inside...
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