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Have you ever used crazy glue and NOT glued your fingers together? Recently I tried to put the shattered pieces of a ceramic music box back together. Several years ago, I convinced my wife that this delicate family heirloom would survive a flight home in checked baggage. I was wrong. The music box was okay. But the fragile, hand-painted ceramic figure of an Irish dancing girl mounted on top was in more than 20 pieces. At that moment, I quietly vowed that someday I would make this right. I armed myself with several tiny, single-use tubes of super glue and set to work. Impressed with my early progress, I began to work more quickly. Then I promptly fused my fingers together. Panic began to set in while my wife searched the internet for ways to separate superglued fingers. (Try nail polish remover with acetone or immersing the fingers in warm soapy water.) Twenty minutes later, I was back on the project. Within 15 minutes, my fingers were fused again. And so on. Similarly, when a PR crisis hits, the pros know it takes time to put the pieces of an organization’s reputation back together. The pressure to defuse a breaking […]

Managing a messy PR crisis? Be sure to use messages that stick


CYBERSPACE (June 8, 2016) – Internet authorities today confirmed DavenPR is an actual thing—based on newly discovered, irrefutable proof of the existence of a DavenPR website at www.davenpr.com. “We know it’s there because we’ve seen it. We visited the DavenPR website,” an internet spokesperson said. “It has all the characteristics of a legitimate website, so we’ve concluded that’s exactly what it is,” he said. “There are pictures, words, bullet points and a logo. Oh it’s real, all right.” DavenPR, a limited liability company (LLC), actually launched in January 2016 by veteran public relations strategist Ryan Davenport. The company name appears to be a derivation of Davenport Public Relations. The business is dedicated to helping people and companies tell their powerful stories to increase visibility and achieve their business objectives. “This is an exciting and yet very strange moment for me,” Davenport said. “I’m quoting myself in a news release and referring to me in the third person,” he said. “It’s like seeing yourself in the mirror, but the reflection is looking somewhere else.” The website describes how DavenPR can help clients with a variety of communications strategies through effective writing, media relations, multimedia content and social media. Visitors are invited […]

DavenPR now on the internet, authorities confirm