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Crisis Management Today

June 1, 2017

In The Headlines

In Its Response to Sex Abuse Allegation, Sidwell Friends Joins Other Private Schools in Pursuing Transparency

Unfortunately, one of the fastest growth areas of business are the calls we receive with allegations of sexual misconduct. For scores of years, the prevailing wisdom was ignore, obfuscate, transfer and protect reputations. Not anymore.


To Our Lawyer Friends - Who's Really at Fault in Sea Lion Attack?

She is alive because she's not appetizing to sea lions. This easily could have turned into a (very preventable) tragedy. We just don't seem to learn. So, is anyone liable?

Social Media Panic at Schools: Crisis Management during False Alarms

A student tells police he’s hiding in the school and getting ready to kill students and teachers. The school is locked down. Students begin posting to social media that they see explosive devices and the barricaded suspect. None of it is true.

Our Perspective

A Lawyer, C.I.A. Analyst and a Crisis Management Specialist Walk Into a Bar…

Before James Comey headed up the F.B.I., he served as general counsel of Lockheed Martin. While there, he talked about how lawyers must know how to say both “yes” and “no,” even when “‘no’ must be spoken into a storm of crisis.

Preparing For a Company Crisis:
Protecting Your Business’ People, Assets & Reputation
A Conversation on Company Crisis Preparedness with former
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis


6/15   Bricker & Eckler LLP
6/18   American Public Power Conference
6/20   Not-for-Profit Leadership Conference

6/22  Bober Markey Fedorovich & Co.
6/23  Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association

7/10   Ohio Police Benevolent Association
7/24   Faith-Based Security Conference
8/2     Summit County Education Resource Center

8/23  Federal Transit Authority
9/11  National Sales & Marketing Executives



Have a Plan & a Go-Bag

Every business needs an emergency plan.  So do your families.  

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Meet Our Crisis Management SWAT Team

Nora Jacobs

Nora Jacobs is senior vice president of Hennes Communications, one of the few firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on crisis communications and crisis management.
With more than three decades of agency and corporate experience, she has counseled top executives at companies, associations, nonprofits and professional service firms throughout the country on reputational issues and problems ranging from accidents, environmental concerns, product failures, criminal matters and activist attacks to reorganizations, management transitions and downsizings. She has a strong portfolio of client work in consumer and industrial products, healthcare, biotechnology, education and economic development.
She is a member of the Kent State University Foundation Board, a director and past-president of the Kent State National Alumni Association, an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of PRSA’s Counselors Academy.
A four-time Silver Anvil winner, the highest award given by the public relations profession, Jacobs has received numerous other communications awards, including a Gold World Award from the International Public Relations Association.  Nora can be reached at 216-321-7774 ext. 103.


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