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

    “Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just, do things.” – The Joker (from the movie “The Dark Knight”) Pearson describes damage limitation as “all efforts made to minimize the negative effects of a crisis on reputation and/or business.

    Jim Dougherty/ Vocus Blog- 10 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

    … This post wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Erin Feldman, Geoff Livingston and Allen Mireles. After an action-packed two days of marketing and PR goodness, Demand Success 2014 came to a close on Friday. It’s a shame the fun and learning couldn’t go on longer, but now we get the exciting opportunity to implement what we…

    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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