2009 in Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2009 was a crossroads one for public relations.    Expect more brutal outings as client grouse that the PR folks can't get them publicity because they don't know digital.   Here is the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruling which let them off the hook, and smelling like a rose Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I found that out when I was live-blogging the Rhode Island lead paint trial [November 1, 2005 - February 22, 2006].  " What I learned could well rescue AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS. So, how can the AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS be turned around?    Among others, THE NEW YORK TIMES, CRAIG'S, PLAIN-DEALER, LEGAL NEWSLINE, and PUBLIC NUISANCE interviewed me.  Most media products can be saved. 

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"People V. ARCO" - Implications For Sherwin-Williams' Investors, Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The threat of lead-paint public nuisance litigation to investors of Sherwin-Williams seemed to have abated (pun intended). Sherwin-Williams was among the three defendants in the Rhode Island lead paint public nuisance lawsuit which had been let off the hook by the state's supreme court - Download Statev.LeadIndustriesAssoc.,Inc. But, from the get-go, another state-level lead paint public nuisance lawsuit - "People v.

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Chelsea Hotel - Creatives & Domestic Discontent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I got my first taste of that kind of life when I hung out at an extended stay motel in Rhode Island as I blogged a four-month class action lawsuit. A Manhattan public relations agency had hired my services and popped for the bill. It was at the Chelsea , in Manhattan, that so many creatives bunked. Those included Patti Smith. They weren't distracted by domesticity. And likeminded souls were all around. They could focus exclusively on their work.

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Denver Post to Cut 30 in Newsroom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The field of public relations welcomed them with open arms, prestigious titles, and the kind of compensation which funded rearing a growing family. But, with public relations becoming increasingly sophisticated, journalists have to figure out how to persuade those hiring that they can keep clients very very happy. Again, those whose identity is "journalist," receive a brutal reminder that the industry is downsizing. 

Investors Listen Up: U.S. Supreme Court Refused to Review Sherwin-Williams' Public Nuisance Lead Paint Conviction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Supreme Court refused to review Sherwin-Williams' conviction in the Santa Clara, California public nuisance class action lead paint trial. Plaintiff law firms such as Motley Rice can be hired by the prosecution on contingency to assist with the litigation against those sophisticated lawyers from white shoe large law firms such as Jones Day.  Now so many other industries could be perceived as sitting ducks for public nuisance lawsuits.

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CARNAGE! Will Trouble in Trumpville Spread to Law Firm Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, his approaches were analyzed in detail in public relations publications such as Odwyerpr.com. Among them are the lawyers from law firm Jones Day who were hired to serve in the White House. When I was covering the Rhode Island lead paint class action public nuisance litigation (2005-2006), I was puzzled by the behavior of Jones Day in general. Currently Sherwin-Williams is in a public relations mess for continuing to export lead paint.

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