The Susan Komen Foundation announced this past week that it’s slashing the number of cancer walks it stages in half. In a decision “not made lightly,” the Susan G. Komen Foundation for […]
Komen hires the wrong PR firm, missing the boat once again (and some thoughts on PR Daily's coverage of the story)
So, the Susan Komen Foundation has hired a big-hitter PR firm. And not just any PR firm, either. Now, Komen is assessing the damage, and it’s using a consulting firm founded by […]
Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy: why haven't we heard from Komen's corporate sponsors?
Corporate sponsorship is important for a great many of America’s non-profits, and that’s certainly true of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Of course, any time you strike an alliance with another entity, […]
Komen VP resigns; an important first step, but a long road to reconciliation remains
The Komen Foundation VP at the center of the Planned Parenthood firestorm, Karen Handel, has resigned. A few days ago I predicted on Facebook that she’d be gone within a week, but […]
The Komen "reversal": a crushing failure of America's newsrooms
Yesterday I attempted to shed a little light on the PR crisis strategy behind the Komen Foundation’s sudden Planned Parenthood “backtracking.” Contrary to what Komen’s highly-paid PR crisis hacks and gullible headline […]
Komen Foundation pretends to change its mind. One corporate communications executive wonders: is the public stupid enough to buy it?
Read. The language. Closely. Contrary to what Komen’s highly-paid PR crisis hacks and gullible headline writers at newsdesks around the nation would ask you to believe, The Susan G. Komen Foundation does NOT […]