Top 10 List Of The Worst Reputations In Crisis For 2014
Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor®’s Top 10 List of The Worst Reputations In Crisis for 2014
This year, in 2014, we celebrate my 20th Annual Top 10 List of the Worst Reputations In Crisis! Yes, the Originator, not the Imitators!
As always, this Top 10 List of Worst Reputations In Crisis for 2014 is solely the opinion of Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor®.
Mike Brown laid dead in Ferguson street for hours after police officer shot him several times.
1. CITY (HAMLET) OF FERGUSON – The shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by former Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, became the defining moment of 2014 for the worse reputation in crisis. As a result, the City of Ferguson, (more a small hamlet with major racial issues and a part-time inexperienced mayor versus a true city) became a lightning rod symbol of alleged racism, as well as police and government injustice not only in the U.S., but worldwide.… Read the rest
The Reputation Doctor® talks to networks about ‘Scandal’-style TV show
By Steve Barrett, PRWeek
Mike Paul’s real-life crisis and reputation show could be on air by next year.
NEW YORK: Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor, has linked up with a TV agent and law firm with a view to producing a real-life TV show focusing on crisis PR and reputation issues.
The proposed docu-series would comprise 60-minute shows featuring Paul as a fixer who works with high-profile fallen heroes of all types, including A-list celebrities, sports stars, businesspeople, politicians, nonprofits, or rich and powerful individuals. He is working with a production company to shop the format to TV networks, some of which have already run similar shows.
“There hasn’t been a Scandal-type show of any kind since it became a big hit,” said Paul.… Read the rest
Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor®, Goes to Oklahoma
Mike Paul , The Reputation Doctor®, praying at the Oklahoma Memorial
I entered the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (officially called the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum) the morning of May 15, 2013 with a very heavy heart. There are many segments to the Memorial and each touched my heart and spirit deeply. I always planned to tour the Memorial before my keynote speech on reputation and ethics that afternoon for the 2013 Compass Awards sponsored by the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics) and the Oklahoma Quality Foundation. But what I did not expect at the Oklahoma Memorial, was to experience a flood of emotions tied to my experience with NYC’s 9/11 tragedy.
It became a tale of two cities in both my head and heart and for a few minutes I was overwhelmed with emotion.… Read the rest
Mike Paul, the Reputation Doctor®, Named To List of Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in U.S. for 2012 by Trust Across America
While there are many “top” lists and awards, none specifically address trustworthy business behavior – perhaps because the word “trust” presents a definitional challenge. For three years Trust Across America has been working with a growing team of experts to study, define and quantify trustworthy business behavior. While our research is nowhere near complete, we know that an organization cannot be deemed trustworthy without a culture that embraces the following characteristics: Financial stability and strength, Accounting conservativeness, Corporate integrity, Transparency, Sustainability and long-term Reputation preservation.
During the course of our research, we have met with and spoken to hundreds of thought leaders, across a variety of silos that, when their efforts are combined, help create trustworthy companies. Many of these people are well known and have received numerous honors and accolades, while others are quietly working behind the scenes.… Read the rest
Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor’s, Top 10 List of Reputations In Crisis For The Year 2011!
It’s back! Each year, I put together my list of the top 10 reputations in crisis for the year and the following is the official Reputation Doctor’s Annual Top 10 List of Reputations in Crisis for 2011. This list is compiled by and solely the opinion of top crisis public relations and reputation management expert, Mike Paul, known globally as The Reputation Doctor®.
10. Bank of America Debit Card Fiasco
Bank of America thought raising debit card fees in a recession was a wise idea. Protests like Occupy Wall Street and the power of social media as a tool for upset customers proved otherwise. All of those in leadership who approved this unwise idea should be fired for forgetting the golden rule of business: the customer is always right!… Read the rest