Crisis PR: Michael Douglas & Half-Naked Israeli Soldiers

Michael Douglas Crisis Ronn Torossian

Two very different crisis PR situations are attracting worldwide-media attention.

First – Michael Douglas tonight tried to deny saying that his cancer was caused by oral sex. Unfortunately for him, The Guardian newspaper, who broke the story yesterday today, released the audio tape of the interview, which can be heard here.  This one won’t go away – and the bell cannot and will not be unrung.  Don’t think he will win the claim that he didn’t say it.

Then – Israel, a country which rarely gets good media attention is now attracting worldwide headlines for “disciplining” the young female soldiers who posted pictures of themselves on Facebook half-naked in military garb. A few years ago, Maxim Magazine ran a campaign “Women of the Israel Defense Forces” which attracted plenty of positive attention. Maybe, despite the fact that these women broke the rules in the end Israel will be seen positively? (At the very least, plenty of men worldwide will smile.)

And – Worldwide, crisis communications attracts more attention, as a leading Australian University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is offering a new class to address current thinking in crisis communications, as part of the PR Master Class series. Let’s hope the trend of increased attention and awareness on our industry continues – can only help all of us.

About Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian is the Founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations. He is an experienced leader in the public relations industry with over 20 years of experience. Ronn Torossian has been named as Public Relations executive of the year by the American Business Awards, and has run countless award-winning Public Relations programs.

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About Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian is the Founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations. He is one of the foremost Public Relations experts in the United States, with over 20 years of experience. He has won countless awards for leadership and entrepreneurship, and Ronn Torossian has transformed businesses through strategic and aggressive PR strategies.

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