Reputation Warfare

I judge my own reputation oftentimes by where my work on reputation shows up in Google. As we say, Google is not a search engine but a reputation management system. As the holiday weekend is ending, I thought I would spend a few moments typing...

An article in PRWeek alerted me to a new and maybe not so new tactic in reputation defense. BlackBerry, the mobile smartphone company, described on its blog its decision to strike back at misleading and misinformed rumors and facts about the company.  The site – Blackberry Fact Check (#BBFactCheck) --  was introduced...

Fake commentary. This weekend I received constant fake commentary to my blog -- every minute. I deleted over 1000 or more in the end. I just could not believe that anyone cares enough to assault my blog like that but apparently wordpress has been having these...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300.0"] chip_starnes_china_t300[/caption]The news story about the CEO held hostage in China    by employees has me thinking about the potential next new uprising -- employees. We've seen leaderless  revolutions spring up everywhere around the world recently but we have not...

Some good points on how to protect reputation from Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The article reminded me of the piece I wrote for HBR, Reputation Warfare. My article made the point that companies no longer have to just sit there as their reputations get pummeled. There are strategies...

In a piece I wrote for The HuffingtonPost for 2012, I forecasted that reputation blackmail would show its hand this year. Lo and behold, a front page article in yesterday's paper headlined "Hackers-For-Hire Are Easy to Find."  The article had to do with two feuding...

Whatever the merits on both sides, I wanted to point out here that what I thought was happening in the reputation warfare field is actually coming to pass.  Increasingly more companies are fighting back when they believe their reputations are at stake. Perhaps companies recognize...