Judy Smith

Judy A. Smith (born October 27, 1958) is an American author, television producer, and crisis manager. She is known as the founder, president, and CEO of the crisis management firm, Smith & Company. Her work in crisis management is the inspiration for the ABC television series Scandal.
Posts about Judy Smith
  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Crisis Communications

    … said than done, especially when responding to a crisis. PR expert Joe Grillo discusses how the situation analysis “must contain all relevant information.” He goes on to discuss that it must not only contain the facts but there must consensus about those facts before you can adequately respond to a crisis. Stacey Getz of Taproot uses the BP Gulf…

    Jim Dougherty/ Vocus Blogin Social Facebook Twitter- 12 readers -
  • Managing Reputation When Everything Leaks

    … of something wrong. Own your side of the street promptly, make public amends, and then move forward with a painful lesson learned. Want to know more about dealing with crisis? Here are tips from Judy Smith, the inspiration for the hit show “Scandal.” 2) Update Your Ethics and Termination Clauses Have you updated your ethics code to include digital data…

    Geoff Livingston/ Vocus Blogin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Demand Success in a Post: Highlights from Day 2 of #Demand14

    … Smith Every organization needs to think about how to handle crises proactively because sooner or later, one will appear. Judy Smith, world-renowned crisis communicator and inspiration for the hit TV show, “Scandal”, closed Demand Success 2014 with expert advice on PR and crisis communications. During her session, Judy discussed best practices based…

    Brian Conlin/ Vocus Blogin Social- 18 readers -
  • 14 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Demand Success 2014

    … intelligence. Pick the brains of leading marketing and PR experts like Shonali Burke and Richard Binhammer to learn how to generate more leads and build a stronger brand. 4. Tech and social media giants. Hear from Google’s Avinash Kaushik, Twitter’s Sebastian Turner and Karen Wickre, and Hootsuite’s Sandy Pell. 5. Personalized tracks. We have three…

    Erin Feldman/ Vocus Blog- 9 readers -
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