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Four thoughts on reputation management for 2017.

Post-truth, being honest and transparent is absolutely vital Reputation management is about quality stakeholder engagement Meaningful reputation measurement is about outcomes Being ‘authentic’ hasn’t gone away. 1. Post-truth, being honest and transparent is absolutely vital If there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2016 it’s the power of the untruth when amplified by social media. There […]

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Facebook’s reputation risk

Facebook is facing a looming reputation crisis. It might not be immediately apparent, but there is now a growing group of negative voices speaking out against a variety of Facebook’s business practices. Some of you might question whether this matters – Facebook being the dominant force that it is – but sector domination doesn’t last […]

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Core Purpose

Why Core Purpose?

…the evolution of corporate responsibility Many organisations are grappling with defining their Core Purpose. The cynical amongst you might view this as a case of emperor’s new clothes, another new term for consultants to present as this seasons’ corporate must-have. However, there are solid business reasons for companies articulating why they exist, beyond making profits for […]

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Post Law. Where morality trumps legality.

We’ve entered what I’m calling the post-law period, where simply following the letter of the law isn’t enough to protect corporate reputation and brand. Companies are increasingly expected to do what customers and wider stakeholders believe is morally right i.e. follow the ‘spirit of the law’ – to do what the law intended, not find […]

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Does viewing people as assets demean them (and us)?

Article by Ann Binnie. I heard this morning on the radio a discussion about the various Olympic authorities’ deliberations on whether/who to ban from the Russian squad for misuse of performance enhancing drugs. I was struck by the use of the term “assets” for the athletes in question. Maybe the context of Russia made me […]

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Why invest in reputation management?

I’m often asked by clients to help them build a business case to secure the budgets and resources required for effective, pro-active reputation management. This is an executive summary that brings together key pieces of research that each look at the benefits of investing in corporate reputation management, much of which informs the work that […]

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Wouldn’t it be great to have your own board of experts?

When we launched Tovera Consulting it was with a vision to offer more than a traditional corporate brand and reputation consultancy. Recognising that whilst most of our research and advice would inform brand positioning, reputation management and corporate communications strategies, our experience also told us that sometimes, building reputation isn’t always about a communications outcome. […]

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