Reflecting on 20 Years of RP

As I write this, the moving boxes are stacked and Reputation Partners is preparing to move from our home of the last eight plus years to new office space a couple of blocks away in the center of Chicago’s Loop. We’re also getting ready to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Like a lot of entrepreneurs, I […]

Corporate Activism: Look Before You Leap

This article originally appeared on O’Dwyers: Corporate Activism: Look Before You Leap Cheered on by many in the media and large PR firms, corporate activism has been on the rise for years. It has particularly accelerated in the past year or two.  However, what is almost always missing from this discussion is any concern or […]

RP Promotes Paige Borgman to Vice President – Head of Digital Strategy

Reputation Partners is thrilled to announce Paige Borgman’s promotion to VP – Head of Digital Strategy. Since joining our firm more than three years ago, Paige has created and executed digital and integrated communications programs for a broad range of local and national clients. She is an outstanding leader, team player, strategic counselor, and a […]

Communicating In A Perfect Storm

A health care system is like a ship that is constantly at sea.  Unlike other “businesses” that choose to or must periodically come into port (shut down), that’s never an option for a health system.  Some periods of time are more challenging for health systems than others.  Consider the very choppy waters they are sailing […]

Reputation Partners Named to PRNEWS’ 2022 Agency Elite Top 100

I’m very proud to share that our firm has been named to PRNEWS’ 2022 Agency Elite Top 100 list which highlights the 100 most innovative PR and communications firms across the US. It’s an honor to be recognized alongside so many other outstanding companies by this important trade publication. I’d like to thank our clients, […]

Reputation Partners Announces Recent Promotions

Reputation Partners is pleased to announce the promotions of two of its team members. Natalie Wanner was promoted from associate to senior associate. Natalie has made a significant impact since joining the team as an account coordinator in 2019. She’s secured numerous media placements for clients, conducted insightful research for plans and new business proposals […]

When The Public Spotlight Finds You: Strategies for LR/HR Professionals

When The Public Spotlight Finds You: Strategies for LR/HR Professionals

With certain exceptions, HR and LR professionals spend most of their time focused inwardly, helping their employers manage their employees. But, what happens when the outside world looks into your company, and your employment practices are called into question? Founder and President of Reputation Partners and CCAC member Nick Kalm recently participated in CUE’s virtual […]

Is Customer Satisfaction Really Important To You?

Although I founded Reputation Partners back in 2002, it wasn’t until 2009 that we decided to start surveying our clients.  Why did we wait seven years?  Well, in those first few years we were growing by 40-50% a year, almost all by word of mouth or reputation. So obviously, things were going great and there […]

McKinsey’s Cautionary Tale For Consultants and Other Advisors

The following is in response to the McKinsey settlement covered in the New York Times article, McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis Even for a consulting firm as large and successful as McKinsey, the mammoth $573 million, 47-state settlement they just negotiated regarding their long-term work with Purdue Pharma LP has […]

Enhanced Employee Communications: Just As Essential in 2021

This past year, nearly every employer (including yours) focused more attention than usual on communicating with their employees – about how to get them to adjust to different schedules or locations, encouraging (or requiring) them to show up during the worst of the pandemic and, of course, how to keep them safe. Employee communications played […]