The beating death of Tyre Nichols exposes many things, including the Memphis Police’s PR work, especially its press release and police report. PR pro John Guilfoil, who works with police departments, grades the Memphis PD’s communication so far.
Stories by John Guilfoil
Grading Memphis PD’s Communication: Better Than Some, But Not PerfectFebruary 2nd, 2023 by John Guilfoil
Boston Bruins’ PR Lesson: Pulling a Fast One Isn’t EasyNovember 7th, 2022 by John Guilfoil
The Boston Bruins created a PR mess Nov. 4 when they attempted to pull a fast one on the public. Tell the whole truth is the PR lesson here.
Police Response to Astroworld Tragedy Shows Importance of Timing, Risk ManagementNovember 8th, 2021 by John Guilfoil
The Astroworld Tragedy is gut-wrenching. A source told The New York Times that Houston Police Chief Troy Finner shared concerns about crowd control directly with performer Travis Scott in a visit right before the show. Municipal PR veteran John Guilfoil shares some PR learnings so far.