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
Will Michael Jackson’s Reputation In Crisis Tarnish The Jackon 5 2008 Reunion Concert Tour?
I was interviewed on Wednesday morning on Fox Business Channel’s morning show about the Jackson 5 reunion concert tour which is being planned for 2008. The major questions: Will Michael Jackson’s reputation in crisis affect the tour? Is this a smart business move for the record label and for sponsors?
Let’s begin with a little background on the tour. Michael Jackson is set to rejoin the Jackson 5 for a world tour next year, according to his brother Jermaine through a BBC interview.
The brothers–Tito, Jermaine, Michael, Jackie, Marlon, and Randy–last toured together as a six-piece in 1984 before Michael left, in between his massive-selling Thriller and Bad albums.
Jermaine said: “We feel we have to do it one more time.… Read the rest
Elizabeth Taylor Defends Her Reputation on CNN’s Larry King Live
“Oh my God. Am I dead? Am I alive?” Said Elizabeth Taylor, the 74-year-old legendary actress this week on CNN’s Larry King Live to defend her reputation.
According to E! Entertainment, Elizabeth Taylor is speaking out against tabloid “death watch” reports that she’s gravely ill and fighting a losing battle—or any battle—with Alzheimer’s disease.
In her first television interview in three years, the legendary Dame scoffed at the rumors on Larry King Live Tuesday night, claiming she’s never suffered from the debilitating disease and that reports to the contrary are simply “dirty.”
“Oh, come on, do I look like I’m dying?” she said on the CNN show. “Do I look like or sound like I have Alzheimer’s?”… Read the rest
Michael Jackson’s Reputation Still in Crisis
“Michael couldn’t survive one day in prison – he would commit suicide.” Comments from Jermaine Jackson regarding his younger brother, Michael Jackson.
Jermaine Jackson feared his kid brother Michael might be guilty of child molestation, but backed him at trial because he thought the pop star would commit suicide in prison, according to a bombshell book proposal obtained by the New York Daily News.
In a tell-all outline shopped to publishers just weeks after Michael’s arrest in November 2003, Jermaine described the Pop King as a sometimes out-of-control drug and booze abuser with a calculating mean streak and “a thing for young children.”
The eight-page proposal for “Legacy: Surviving the Best and the Worst,” lists Michael Jackson’s preferred substances as Vicodin, Demerol, codeine, Percocet, cocaine, Jack Daniels and wine.… Read the rest
What About Your Kids?
We see so many leaders, celebrities, business executives and average Americans today with reputations in crisis. When their reputations are in crisis, their lies, deceit and other wrong doings also greatly affect their kids.
Michael Jackson has three small children. Ken Lay has children that are now adults. Martha Stewart has a daughter. Kobe Bryant, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong all have kids. Various political leaders around the world in crisis also have children. What really happens to the children when one of their parents has a reputation in crisis? In two words: further damage.… Read the rest