Temin and Company is often quoted in print, broadcast and social media on topical issues as well as industry trends.
Following is a list of links to those articles, beginning with the most recent.
Steve Viuker, Banking New York, March 5, 2014
The massive credit and debit card breach at Target over the 2013 holiday season was only the largest of almost two dozen similar data breaches over the past year alone. But it's the one that finally got the attention of both the banking and the merchant world to focus on the costs and consequences of a massive payment system that's vulnerable to smart teenagers and the lack of vigilance on the part of employees and vendors. Davia Temin shares her thoughts on the matter and what the solution to this "form of financial terrorism" might be. [...read more]
Jessica Hall, Portland Press Herald, February 20, 2014
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announcement that it will be closing a portion of the Penobscot River to loberstering and crabbing due to mercury contamination has prompted discussion as to whether its closure will have an impact on the industry's reputation. Davia Temin is quoted, stating that this issue will hurt the brand. [...read more]
Barbara Kimmel, Trust Across America, February 19, 2014
Reputation and trust. Disaster recovery and disaster prevention. Crisis response and the crisis of trust. Davia Temin and Charlie Green connect on these and related topics.
In this program they exchange, explore and examine these critical issues, such as: Why do organizations create their own public relations disasters? What's trust got to do with it? What's the connection between personal and corporate trust? Why is trust in companies down so far? What can companies do about it? What can individuals do about it? Whom should you trust? Whom shouldn't you trust? What companies have a well-deserved (positive) reputation, and how did they get there? How can you recover from a trashed reputation, and how can you recover from broken trust? What's the relationship between those two? [...read more]
Diane Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek, February 17, 2014
With so many companies chasing gen Y women, why is Levo League getting so much buzz? Sure, Levo Chief Executive Caroline Ghosn is the daughter of Carlos Ghosn, who runs both Nissan Motor and Renault . Ms. Ghosn and her Levo co-founder, Amanda Pouchot, are both millennials themselves. And it helps to have support and $1.25 million of seed money from such investors as Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and AOL's Susan Lyne. Scoring interviews with such folks as Warren Buffett will also put you on the map.
But Levo has built an audience of 8 million since 2012 by filling a need, not attracting big names. Its mission to empower young women in the first 10 years of their careers is backed up by a breezy mix of self-help articles, digital access to mentors, job postings, and live chats with prominent role models. The group also has 23 local chapters to connect offline.
Now, armed with $7 million in venture funding, Ghosn is launching Levo 2.0. The goal: to turn what she calls a "self-serve buffet" of mainly U.S. content into a global "recommendation engine for your career." If Ghosn succeeds, Levo could become a model for using data to create more meaningful and lucrative ties with customers. [...read more]
Jeff Green, Bloomberg, February 10, 2014
AOL Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong is on a long list of corporate bosses who put their trust in an apology to contain fallout from an embarrassing public statement. Armstrong said he was sorry and backtracked on a 401(k) policy change days after he cited the cost of "distressed babies" on the AOL health-care plan as a reason the company needed to save some money.
The best outcome for Armstrong would be if the uproar blows over. But, according to Davia Temin, now that blunders move at the speed of the Internet, even executives with strong boardroom support sometimes can't bounce back when they trip up in a very public way. [...read more]
T&C Press Release, ABC 13, February 4, 2014
Marketing, reputation, and crisis strategist Davia Temin has been named for a second consecutive year to the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW). The annual list honors CEOs, leadership experts, and researchers across public and private sectors.
"Trust is a word that is so easy to invoke and so hard to win and keep," says Ms. Temin, CEO of Temin and Company, a management consultancy focused on marketing strategy, reputation and crisis management, and leadership coaching. "As we're seeing today, the digital age is bringing issues of trust even more front and center. When individuals betray trust, everyone knows." [...read more]
Gloria Moss, Management Today, January 21, 2014
As the world waits to hear which woman will accompany France's president, François Hollande, to Washington in February – whether his new young mistress, actress Julie Gayet or his former mistress, journalist Valérie Trierweiler - we can ponder the ramifications for the rest of us. Yes, of course, his ménage à trois is the ultimate in reality TV, but the aspect of the affair which has most to teach us concerns the relationship of private to the public in organisational life.
Can the private be separated from the professional? [...read more]
Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, January 17, 2014
The fallout from Freedom Industries' West Virginia chemical spill has caused the company to batten down the hatches, which, according to Davia Temin, is not an unusual response. But in their carse, going underground and avoiding the spotlight could be toxic. [...read more]
Jena McGregor, The Washington Post, January 13, 2014
Crisis communications experts weigh in on Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel's interview with CNBC in which he discusses the massive security breach that happened last December. Davia Temin was among those who thought it was a solid effort but also felt that the company may need to do more. [...read more]