How to Manage a Crisis and Not Make it Worse: Secrets of a PR Consigliere
Paul Blanchard who is a passionate, articulate, entertaining speaker who knows PR like nobody’s business and author of: Fast PR: Give Yourself a Huge Media Boost joins Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is working in association with the Author Channel.
- What was your motivation for writing this book?
- When it comes to PR crises, is ‘keep calm and carry on’ a cliché?
- Is burying bad news a fatal mistake?
- Talk to me about Uber’s crises. How should the company have handled them?
Paul Blanchard started in business at the age of 17, and is the founder and principal consultant of Right Angles. With offices in London and New York and a staff of twenty, the firm is at the cutting edge of professional reputation management.
For his clients Paul is an enabler; a consigliere, confidante, adviser, fixer and friend. He’s had some spectacular global PR successes – all of which you will read about in his book – and some ridiculous failures too – of which only some will appear.
Alongside his media consultancy practice, Paul had an active career in politics for well over a decade: a former parliamentary advisor, he served six years elected in local government and stood for Parliament in 2005, his campaign gaining the largest vote increase in the country. He has a degree in Law, and Fellowships of the RSA, The Royal Institution, and the Institute of Leadership & Management.
A self-‐confessed media geek, he also presents the popular podcast Media Masters – a series of one-‐to-‐one interviews with the very top people in the media world. With several hundred thousand listeners, it is one of the most listened-‐to media podcasts in the world. Away from work, he lives with his wife Heather (and their dogs Billy and Betty) on a farm near the village of Moulsoe, Buckinghamshire, UK.
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