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Part one: Straight talk with crisis manager Dennis Culloton

By Lynn Holley  Dennis Culloton and I have been colleagues for a long time, longer than we care to admit. From all news radio in Chicago to helping professional clients with media messaging and reputation maintenance, we have partnered up most recently to train future crisis managers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In

2021-02-08T15:28:37+00:00January 19, 2021|

Lightfoot Press Secretary Ruiz joins Culloton + Bauer Luce

Chicago (January 5, 2021) — Culloton + Bauer Luce today announced Anel Ruiz has joined the public affairs and crisis management firm as Senior Vice President after completing her tenure as Press Secretary to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.   “Anel is a battle tested strategist. With her roles at the highest levels of city and county

2021-01-05T14:05:55+00:00January 5, 2021|

Crisis management: Three questions to ask your team before the holidays

By Natalie Bauer Luce Growing up, I learned one tried and true axiom of crisis management by watching my mom sell real estate. Inevitably, every summer, as we would prepare to go on our family vacation, she would manage to sell a house the night before we were set to leave. A flurry of

2021-01-26T20:11:53+00:00December 1, 2020|

Crisis communications: Keys to your success

By Lynn Holley Most of the time, crises that pop up in organizations can be handled with well-thought-out crisis communications plans that, with some tweaking, can be adapted to a number of scenarios. Then there are the issues that come out of left field. The nightmares …  For example, back in the early 2000s, no

2020-11-17T15:05:46+00:00November 17, 2020|

Five questions to test your crisis readiness during the COVID-19 pandemic

By: Natalie Bauer Luce With a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in, well, pretty much everywhere, is your organization ready for the next wave and potential crises that could come with it? Have you taken the time to look at what your crisis management team did right during the initial outbreak when responding to crises?

2021-02-04T18:32:39+00:00November 10, 2020|

Return to Center: Find Your Guiding Principle in Crisis

By Natalie Bauer LuceThe late night show hosts are delivering their monologues from home. Restaurants and bars around the country are all but deserted, and our great American cities look like they have been cast as the setting for the latest zombie apocalypse blockbuster.Meanwhile, I’ve used the term “pandemic” in casual conversation more times in

2021-01-26T03:36:45+00:00March 27, 2020|

Baseball, We Need You Now

By Dennis Culloton Let’s take a break from our home confinement and the very serious business of flattening the COVID-19 curve to warmer thoughts about where we would normally be today--at the ballpark for baseball’s opening day. My Cubs would have been facing their rivals the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee and teams all over the

2020-07-08T04:30:54+00:00March 26, 2020|

From the Virus, Leaders Will Be Forged

By Dennis Culloton, CEO, President, Culloton + Bauer Luce The entire globe and its leaders are undergoing a massive test of crisis management and crisis communications as we grapple with the global COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic. We’ve seen the worst of humanity over the last several weeks, from stifling public discussion of the outbreak in

2020-07-08T04:18:30+00:00March 13, 2020|Tags: , |

Electric scooters will again descend on Chicago after first polarizing test in the city

Progress we made in 2019 for scooters in Chicago continues into 2020! 1) Launch scooter pilot, keep it alive. ✔️ 2) Prove scooters are a safe transportation option, especially for neighborhoods with limited transit ✔️ 3) Help people get to Chicago 'L' stations and CTA busses ✔️ 4) Bring scooters back ✔️   Client: Lime

2020-06-19T19:43:23+00:00January 29, 2020|Tags: , , |
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