Your Answers: Is it true you should never get in a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel?


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This old expression has been used for years, but even as new forms of media and social media change our crisis communications and public relations efforts, it still continues to be used. Earlier this week we asked our social media followers and BraudCast viewers to answer, “Is it true that you should never get in a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel?”

Corporate communicators and public relations professionals have weighed in on our social media pages. We are asking you to listen to their answers and provide your own follow-up comments. Do you agree or disagree with them? From a public relations standpoint, how can you engage in this touchy conversation without damaging your reputation? Is it a battle that is worthwhile or does the journalist always get the last word? Are you willing to go to battle with reporters and journalists who may have said something negative or incorrect about your organization, your brand, or your company?  Has the widespread use of social media changed the meaning of this expression? Please share your thoughts.

This question is one of a series of debates in the media relations, crisis communications, public relations, and social media industries where you and your colleagues can share observations with each other. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite size bits of best practices. Here is how:

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