Brand is a promise. Amy’s brand is that she’s promised to customers, blame others and ensure a fiasco. Wonderful.
Clearly, if you’re a restauranteur, or anyone who owns a business, you don’t want to do this. Again, it seems logical, but here we are.
When you’re in crisis mode and you’re emotionally invested in the process or conflict, the results might not be what you’d expect otherwise. These folks had a PR agency, albeit, perhaps not the best, but they believed they knew better than a professional. They didn’t rely on people who are not in the middle of crisis mode and are not the target of criticism when they needed it most.
WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF WHAT YOU ARE OTHERWISE CAPABLE OF.
Please, hire someone to do your PR…ESPECIALLY if you’re on television. This is the national stage. It might go sideways just on Yelp. It DEFINITELY will go sideways with Yelp, Twitter and Facebook all backed up with 15 million people watching.
If you have a need for someone, please contact us ASAP. We don’t do PR, but we know several great firms/agencies that we would trust our livelyhood to.
..and for a late update, here’s the most recent addition that’t not in the bundle. I know, I know…..watching trains collied is difficult, but it’s more difficult to turn your head.