Andrea Obston, of Andrea Obston Marketing Communications, LLC., defends and enhances reputations. She joined me on The Engine to discuss the importance of having a crisis management plan. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, and fast-paced world of social media, you can’t afford not to be prepared should a negative story about your brand emerges.
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When is the best time for you to worry about your brand? After you get in hot water? Five years after you’ve been in business? Well, the world of branding has changed dramatically since the advent of social media. Today, the public controls your brand just as much as you do, so you need a branding strategy from day one of your business. Recently, we had Andrea Obston from Andrea Obston Marketing Communications on The Engine to talk all about the new era of public relations. Andrea has seen, and done, it all in the realms of reputation management, public relations, and crisis management. She tells us what’s important in a brand, and how to build a solid reputation.
Starting a business can be challenging. In the beginning, many entrepreneurs barter services, deal with cofounder upheaval, and a host of other issues that can make you want to throw in the towel. But that’s not how you succeed. Jodie Lynn Boduch of Much Ado Marketing knows these challenges all too well. Jodie recently appeared on The Engine to share her story and tips for entrepreneurial success. She also discusses how Much Ado Marketing helps businesses manage their marketing communications and capitalize on the power of branding.