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09 May 2022

Court Leak Is Catnip For Those Who Love A Juicy DC Whodunit Star Tribune

“You have to promise not to tell anyone” is the beginning of the end of leak anonymity, says Eric Dezenhall to the Star Tribune on DC’s latest leak. Read More

27 Apr 2022

Is “Disinformation” the New “Fake News?” Substack

We humans get excited when we find a new word that makes our world make sense. The newest watchword that makes us all feel smart is “disinformation.” Great term. Great concept. But fraught with peril. We are genuinely awash in disinformation, but just like everything else these days, the disinformation label is in danger of […]

25 Apr 2022

16 Of The Biggest Faux Pas Companies Can Make On Social Media Forbes

Marketers love social media, but it can be an organization’s Achilles heel in a crisis. More from Anne Marie Malecha in Forbes. Read the article

23 Apr 2022

Go Woke Go Broke or Right Flank Make Bank? Substack

A journalist friend following the controversy at Disney and the Florida education law asked me if I thought conservative parents would stop watching Disney movies or drop their products. My answer: Not in any meaningful way. Not yet.  My experience has been that human beings take the path of least resistance and gravitate to venues […]

19 Apr 2022

The 10 Elements of Disinformation Substack

Given all of the recent talk about disinformation, there seems to be a perception that it can be easily ordered up like a pizza. The truth is that much disinformation fails — but when it works, it works big. Throughout the thirty-five-plus years, I’ve been in the crisis management business, I’ve compiled a list I […]

14 Apr 2022

Eric, do you absorb the news differently than I do because of your job? Substack

Many of my friends and students ask me if I process the news differently from how they do because I make my living in crisis management and constantly battle disinformation. The answer is “yes” — and way more skeptically. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m always right. After the Will Smith slap flap a […]

06 Jan 2022

Corporations Donated Millions to Lawmakers Who Voted to Overturn Election Results The New York Times

Asked to comment on political donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election, Eric Dezenhall told the New York Times that heavily regulated corporations need to be able to defend themselves from multiple threats and need congressional support. Read the article

05 Dec 2021

The Media Stonewalls on the Steele Dossier The Wall Street Journal

An oped Eric Dezenhall wrote for the Wall Street Journal about media behavior when they get nicked for peddling misinformation. Read the article

27 Aug 2021

14 Ways To Measure The Impact Of A Company’s Crisis Response Forbes

Offering the Dezenhall take, Anne Marie Malecha provides to Forbes her insight into how to measure the impact of a crisis response. Read the article

15 Jul 2021

Meyer Lansky and the Perfect Capitalist Myth RealClear Markets

The new movie about Meyer Lansky, “Lansky,” tackles the man as a myth and meme of capitalism. This approach piqued my curiosity as fake news about him has swirled for years, and as the author of a book on Lansky, I separate fact from fiction. Read the article