Outspoken CEOs and Tweeting in the Time of Trump

The first 100 days of the new U.S. political administration has continued to be a significant period of change for CEOs as they learn how to adapt to the new environment and how to reassure both consumers and employees that…

Companies Need to Plan for Handling a Cybersecurity Breach

Our shift to a digital society has seen the emergence of a new kind of crime: stealing data and attacking company networks, whether for financial gain, to send a political message, or sometimes simply to prove a point. Not surprisingly,…

Communicating a Data Breach: Choose Your Words Carefully

Cyber connectivity has enabled companies to understand and interact with consumers in a far more sophisticated way than ever before. At the same time, hackers are increasingly upping the ante with schemes and full-blown attacks that are becoming impossible to…

The Asian Century: An opportunity for innovation over isolationism

In the words of Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin’. Last year delivered two historic changes in the West: Brexit and the election of President Trump. The implications for international tax, trade and immigration are great. But from the Asian…

What Is the Responsibility of an Organization for the Facts It Puts Into the Public Domain?

For the past 40 years, I would have expected to answer this question in this one sentence: “All audiences have a reasonable expectation that an organization is responsible for the facts it puts into the public domain.” For clarity, I…

Navigating the “Hurricane” in Corporate Governance

Investor activists. Waging corporate war through “proxy access.’’ The vagaries of a new, wildly unpredictable administration in Washington.  As the season for annual meetings and proxy votes approaches, FleishmanHillard offers a timely guide to the issues and imponderables of corporate…

How Does Your CEO Compare?

How do CEOs communicate compared to their peers? Our own Betsy Borrelli describes our just released Q3 report. As CEOs increase their public profile, how do they communicate compared to their peers and CEOs in other sectors? What are they –…

Preparing Your CEO for the Role of Senior Statesman

There is a need for a stronger voice of leadership in the C-Suite, but many executives struggle to articulate how and why their business matters to society.  As communicators, we must be better prepared to help guide these executives to…

Is NGO Scrutiny Reducing Supply Chain Transparency?

NGOs play a vital role in regulating and holding brands and retailers to account, especially when it comes to the transparency of their supply chains – but are their radars locked onto the wrong targets? In developing markets where legislation…

Build a Brand Reputation with Effective Cause Marketing

This article was written by Janet Robinson, a member of FleishmanHillard’s International Advisory Board. She also is the former CEO of The New York Times Company;  Chairwoman of the Presidential Board of Trustees of Salve Regina University and a trustee of the Carnegie…

Millennials Rise to Power in Hong Kong

The dust has settled on the floor of the Legislative Council, more succinctly known as LegCo. Following a six-week campaign period, a record high turnout at polling stations voted in Hong Kong’s youngest legislature since the handover in 1997. Now,…

The Age of the Media Artisan

I cringe when I see the word artisan.  It’s over-used and applied liberally when there is no evidence of real craft.  I saw a large property company recently claiming their development was artisanal and the mind boggled. However, it is…

Is Your Reputation 2017 Ready?

Reputation. Every company has one, like it or not, and almost everyone would agree that reputation is a business asset. Many business leaders, however, particularly within SMEs, are leaving the management of their reputation to accident. At best, this is…

How Important is Integrity, Really?

There is a saying that integrity is about doing the right thing, even if no one is watching.  For companies, the motivation to do right can be viewed from two perspectives. On a base level, it dramatically reduces the risk…

Crafting a Compelling Story: Top Ten Tips

Charles Muggeridge, who helps lead the healthcare team for FleishmanHillard's Toronto office, recently summarized a talk the agency delivered at a start-up hub in downtown Toronto. The session was focused on top ten tips for crafting a compelling story. They…