Michael W. Robinson

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The First 30 Days: The New Rules of Corporate Crisis Management

The First 30 Days: The New Rules of Corporate Crisis Management By: Colleen Birdnow Brown, Harry Cendrowski, and Michael W. Robinson In 2019 and beyond, a board’s reflexes need to be finely honed—and that means throwing out the standard drill for response and remediation. No where is the speed of the digital world more evident [...]

What Happens When a Company Loses a $2 Billion Lawsuit

Earlier this week, a California jury awarded a couple a $2 billion verdict against Monsanto, the agrochemical and agricultural giant. The couple brought a lawsuit against the company, claiming their cancer was caused due to decades of exposure to its weed killer, Roundup. Monsanto intends to appeal the judgment. This latest mega lawsuit comes [...]

The Montgomery Strategies Group Ranked As One of Washington’s 15 Largest Communications & Public Affairs Firms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 14, 2019 – The Montgomery Strategies Group (TMSG) – a full-service reputation management, crisis and litigation communications, public affairs, and marketing agency – is one of Washington’s 15 largest communications and public affairs firms, according to the annual survey of firm revenue conducted by leading industry trade publication O’Dwyer’s.   “As [...]

Authentic Communications & Public Affairs Strategic Thinking

Very smart and effective -- as you'd expect from Apple -- communications and regulatory approach. Privacy protection is coming, best to help shape it than be shaped by it. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should implement a new framework that increases transparency around companies that handle user [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:12:20-05:00January 21st, 2019|Global Insights|0 Comments

The Immense Value of Reputation

It takes a lot to build a brand with the strength and duration of Warren Buffett's. It takes time, continuous cultivation, and proven results. Slow and steady wins this race. In October 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett made a late-night phone call to then-Treasury Secretary Henry [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:07:42-05:00January 21st, 2019|Global Insights|0 Comments

Elon Musk on 60 Minutes

Generally speaking, it's never a good idea to attack your regulator -- repeatedly. Hard to see how this ends well. Elon Musk tells 60 Minutes he doesn't respect the Securities and Exchange Commission,  but says he's only abiding by the terms of a settlement he made with the SEC because "I respect the justice [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:00:37-05:00January 21st, 2019|Global Insights|0 Comments

Private Equity Firms Increasingly Engage The Montgomery Strategies Group To Drive & Protect Portfolio Company Reputations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 12, 2018 – The Montgomery Strategies Group (TMSG) – a full-service reputation management, crisis and litigation communications, public affairs, and marketing agency – announced today that the firm has seen a marked increase in engagements by private equity firms on behalf of their portfolio companies.   “Private equity firms are among [...]

The Five Most Common Mistakes Of Board Directors

Clear, concise communication is hard – especially the ability to articulate strategy crisply. Keep the word count low, and the communication direct. Often, the more you talk, the less you have to say. Forbes: Kevin Sharer knows a thing or two about serving on boards. During his 12-year tenure as CEO of Amgen, and [...]

By |2018-09-29T22:07:35-04:00September 29th, 2018|Global Insights|0 Comments

This Unforgettable Story of a Southwest Pilot’s Response to a Late, Frazzled Passenger Is a Master Class in Leadership

The value of a strong corporate reputation – for internal and external stakeholders. Before I point out a leadership trait I find glaringly missing, context for this story is important. I need to turn back the clock to an unfortunate, gut-wrenching event that demonstrates the human side of leadership. It was January 4, 2011. Two-year-old Caden [...]

By |2018-09-19T17:45:58-04:00September 19th, 2018|Global Insights|0 Comments

The Montgomery Strategies Group’s Ongoing Growth Fueled By Mid-Cap Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2018 – The Montgomery Strategies Group (TMSG) – a full-service reputation management, crisis and litigation communications, public affairs, and marketing agency – said today that a focus on mid-cap companies is fueling its steady growth.   “Faced with the same business, policy, and marketplace challenges as large-cap companies, but lacking [...]

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