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
Wolfeboro Police Chief Robert Copeland Resigned Due To Power Of The Court Of Public Opinion
Former Wolfeboro New Hampshire Police Commissioner Robert Copeland resigned his post in shame today. Copeland had called the President of the United States, Barack Obama, a NIGGER. And he did so with pride. His hubris was so great he thought he could get away with it as an elected official himself. He obviously did not understand how reputation works. He truly underestimated the power of the court of public opinion versus the court of law, including election law.
Robert Copeland was not tried in legal court nor did he lose in a re-election campaign. He was forced out by a town concerned for its own reputation combined with the pressure of others, including myself, asking for a boycott of Wolfeboro until he resigned.… 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’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