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May 15 , 2018 / TheMach1Group /

Katherine McLane discusses Amazon HQ2 coming to Texas

Katherine McLane discusses Amazon HQ2 coming to Texas.

April 14 , 2018 / TheMach1Group /

Facebook fallout or financial gain?

Facebook fallout or financial gain? Crisis communications specialist Katherine McLane joined Karina Kling to discuss what Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on Capitol Hill means for business, politics and the public. Capital Tonight

April 2 , 2018 / TheMach1Group /

Crisis Response After a Breach

Not a month goes by without a high profile data breach in the U.S. News this morning has it that 5 million customers who bought items in-store at Saks Fifth Avenue/Lord and Taylor stores, owned by the same parent company, have had their credit card info stolen and sold by

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March 30 , 2018 / TheMach1Group /

How to Respond When a Leader Is Engulfed in a Sexual-Harassment Scandal

Celebrity-led nonprofits don’t have to fight to get their issue highlighted in the news or debated by lawmakers. But fame has a flip side. A revelation that a celebrity founder or high-profile leader has been guilty of sexual misconduct or suffered some other fall from grace can be a death

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March 12 , 2018 / TheMach1Group /

Texas Primary outcomes and the wave of female candidates

Katherine McLane on Capital Tonight with Karina Kling discussing the Texas Primary outcomes and the wave of female candidates this election cycle.

February 26 , 2018 / TheMach1Group /

The Impact of the #MeToo Movement

Katherine McLane goes on Spectrum News Austin’s Capital Tonight with Karina Kling to discuss the impact of the #MeToo movement on the 2018 Midterm Elections.

January 22 , 2018 / TheMach1Group /

How To (Or Not To) Communicate During a False Missile Crisis…

The circumstances surrounding the Hawaiian and Japanese ‘pseudo’ missile crises were eerily similar. Both false alerts took place within a couple of days of each other; both were – reportedly – the result of human error; and finally, because of escalating tensions with North Korea, the possibility of a missile

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December 5 , 2017 / TheMach1Group /

How Smart Companies Create Post-Weinstein Corporate Culture

In recent days, we saw another round of purges of high profile men as a result of sexual harassment accusations. Gone are Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and Russell Simmons from their companies’ top echelons.  Interestingly, this crop seems to fall heavily out of the media world, both news

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October 11 , 2017 / TheMach1Group /

The Disaster that is Equifax (Sept. 27, 2017)

So, let’s talk about this Equifax “situation.” If you weren’t affected by the security breach, chances are you’ve heard about it, and if you are affected, you’ve probably experienced the same emotions that I have – disbelief, confusion and extreme frustration. When I first heard about the security breach on

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September 6 , 2017 / TheMach1Group /

Reporting Harvey ’17: Solidarity Through Tragedy

While Hurricane Harvey has been and will continue to be a horrendous burden for the people of Texas, we’ve taken consolation in the many stories of people pulling together to help each other, share information, rescue those who couldn’t rescue themselves and staying positive despite the odds. And for that,

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April 12 , 2017 / TheMach1Group /

How Southwest Airlines could win the United Airlines debacle

By Katherine McLane Among the big airlines, Southwest’s brand is the one best known – even loved – for its customer-friendly attitude. Where other airlines’ bureaucratic mindset frustrates and alienates customers, Southwest stands apart with excellent service, good humor and common sense policies. People who like Southwest REALLY like Southwest.

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October 21 , 2016 / TheMach1Group /

Re-examining “Big Sugar”: How Sloppy Reporting Can Lead to Mistaken Conventional Wisdom

By Katherine McLane A veritable case study on modern media and conventional wisdom played out in recent days as reporters, bloggers, pundits, and, eventually, half of your Facebook friends, reacted to a JAMA Internal Medicine story about how 50 years ago, the Sugar Research Foundation funded Harvard-led research into sugar [...]

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