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Crisis Brews at Starbucks

April 18, 2018

Facing backlash after a mishandled incident that led to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store, Starbucks found itself in hot water. Jeremy Robinson-Leon discusses why Starbucks needed to go beyond an apology to make things right in The Wall Street Journal: Starbucks to Shut Stores for Antibias Training 

MSU Stumbles with Larry Nassar Scandal

January 30, 2018

After stumbling repeatedly in its handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal and failing to accept responsibility for its role, Michigan State University faces a long road ahead to repair its public image. Lana Gersten shares her take in The Wall Street Journal’s Crisis of the Week:
Crisis of the Week: Michigan State Faces Nassar Scandal Fallout

Papa John’s Feels the Heat

November 16, 2017

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter’s controversial comments about the NFL protests were met with swift backlash. Jeremy Robinson-Leon explains why the brand’s delayed apology isn’t enough to stop the damage in The New Food Economy:
The Papa John’s NFL apology is too little too late

Better Dialogue for a Better Commute

November 15, 2017

With tensions rising over persistent issues with NYC’s subway system, the MTA continues to focus on long-term infrastructure improvements without offering immediate solutions to reduce riders’ pain. Jeremy Robinson-Leon provides a commuter’s perspective on how real-time communications can improve customer experience, in City & State’s NY Slant:
To Fix Subway Problems, Talk About Them

Crisis in Paradise

November 13, 2017

In aggressive, highly defensive statements about the Paradise Papers, offshore law firm Appleby muddles its message and fails to mitigate a crisis. GG’s Lana Gersten shares her take in The Wall Street Journal’s Crisis of the Week:
Crisis of the Week: Law Firm Strikes Back Against ‘Paradise Papers’

An Ugly Crisis for a Beauty Brand

September 12, 2017

L’Oréal’s “safe” response to a model’s racially-charged Facebook post missed an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue on diversity, GG’s Lana Gersten explains in The Wall Street Journal’s “Crisis of the Week”:
Crisis of the Week: L’Oréal Faces Flack From Transgender Model’s Firing

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