Stumble Rate

Weber Shandwick’s annual calculation of reputation loss – the “stumble rate” – finds the lowest rate of loss since we began calculating and tracking this rate back in 2010. During 2015, just about one-quarter of the world’s largest companies lost their esteemed status as the...

The Global Risk Management Survey by AON is out for 2015. I always look forward to learning what is keeping 1,400 global risk management professionals up at night. This year, damage to reputation/brand is number one, having moved up from number four one year earlier. The...

The title of the article says it all, "Sailing through a scandal." Rupert Murdoch and his empire have turned the corner on reputation recovery. As you recall, News Corp was engulfed in scandal over the phone-hacking of a murdered schoolgirl's voicemails. According to The Economist where I...

Weber Shandwick’s annual calculation of reputation loss – the “stumble rate” – finds that a few more of the world’s largest companies retained their esteemed status as their industries’ #1 most admired company during 2012. This is good news. Each year Weber Shandwick measures the rate...

I was pleased to be alerted to a copy of Reputation Review 2012 by Rory Knight, chairman of Oxford Metrica. Years ago I used some of their research in my book on CEOs and particularly on how CEOs can build their reputation or kill it...

I have to say that the headline in today’s WSJ re the $2 billion trading loss at JPMorganChase strongly resonated with me. The title is “J.P. Morgan Trades in Its Crown.”  In our research on safeguarding reputation, we start out by summing up reputation failures...

There’s no avoiding the bad odds of maintaining a coveted top shelf reputation spot in one’s industry. Each year Weber Shandwick measures the rate at which companies lose their #1 most admired position in their respective industries on the Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies survey....

Totally agree. Just read an article about teaching reputation management in business schools. I gather it is not happening. Actually, this topic has been circulating for as many years as I have been in the field of reputation management. How is it possible that nothing has...

I am in a big believer in being prepared for reputational damage or crisis. My book on Corporate Reputation: 12 StepsTo Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation is all about learning from crisis and being ready for the next one.  As Weber Shandwick's most admired stumble rate...