Cuomo Better Choice Than Stephanopoulos for GMA



Chris Cuomo on GMA

According to several news sources, it appears ABC will be making a decision in the near future regarding who will be the new anchor to replace Diane Sawyer at ABC’s Good Morning America. Some have said George Stephanopoulos is the front runner for the job. When I heard that, my first reaction was someone at the top at ABC must not understand branding and reputation!

Morning television is not all about hard news and politics. It is about a combination of soft news like fashion, cooking, home life and gossip like celebrity news, who is dating whom, as well as hard news like politics, business news and legal news.

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Alex Rodriguez’s Details Magazine Photos Damage His Reputation



Striking a Pose Before Drug Revelations.
By Lynn Zinser. In: The New York Times. On: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

For Yankees’ third baseman Alex Rodriguez, a cover story and eye-opening photo shoot for Details magazine could hardly have come at a less opportune time. He agreed to the project in late December, when it may have seemed like a good way to raise his fashion profile. Instead, he sat for the interview on Feb. 5, the day he found out that his positive test of steroids in 2003 would soon be publicly disclosed.

For Details, the timing was splendid. ”You look at the pictures and you have to wonder what he is thinking,” said Alex Bhattacharji, an articles editor for Details magazine. “He was totally at ease.”

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Maybe Rihanna Deserved It?



SHOCKING STATISTICS

  • 1 in 3 teens experiences some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships, including verbal and physical abuse.
  • Nearly 80% of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser.
  • 40% of teen girls ages 14-17 know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by their partner.
  • About 1 in 5 high school girls have been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.

Top 10 Reputation Management Tips for 2009



You don’t have to be famous or represent a corporation or government to be concerned about your reputation. Every person alive needs to properly manage their reputation. With the new year, I thought I would share my list of the top 10 reputation management tips for everyone to remember.

1. Reputation management is the building, maintaining and repairing of an individual or organization’s reputation. It is an estimation of character and integrity. It is everything!

2. Ego management is an important first step in reputation management. When your ego is too big, it is impossible to best repair your reputation. Replace ego-driven communication with humble, honest and transparent communication.

3. A long-term, positive, reputation must be built on truth and not lies or spin. The “bricks” of an excellent, lasting reputation also include truth, honesty, transparency, accountability, humility and consistency.

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Top 10 List of Reputations in Crisis for 2008



NEW YORK – The following is Mike “The Reputation Doctor” Paul’s Annual Top 10 List of Reputations in Crisis for 2008. This list is compiled by and solely the opinion of global reputation management expert Mike Paul. You’ve seen him weekly as a guest TV news commentator analyzing top individual and organizational reputations in crisis.

1. THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

The rising defaults on subprime mortgages in the US triggered a crisis for money markets worldwide. Many of the world’s leading investment banks have collapsed as a result and the U.S. government has proposed a massive bail-out. The crisis has become one of the most radical reshapings of the global banking sector, as governments and the private sector battle to shore up the financial system following the disappearance of financial corporations like Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch and Wachovia as independent entities and the $85bn government rescue of insurance giant, AIG. Nine large banks, including Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., received $125 billion government bailouts. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed under government control for their debt-filled contribution to the worst mortgage crisis in history. The global financial crisis really started to show its tortured face in the middle of 2007 and hit the world hard in 2008. Around the globe stock markets have fallen and continue in crisis, national and worldwide financial institutions have collapsed or been bought out, and governments in even the wealthiest nations have had to come up with bail-out packages to save their financial systems.

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