Posts: John Bradbury
As the Director of Ketchum’s Issues and Crisis Management Group, John Bradbury provides strategic issues management, litigation communications and crisis counsel to a wide array of clients for Ketchum around the world. He has worked on behalf of multi-national companies in the food, agriculture, telecommunications, technology and services, chemical, transportation, pharmaceutical, consumer products and packaged goods, restaurant and banking/financial services industries. John is also the co-leader of Ketchum Gameplan, a joint, sports issues & crisis, offering between the firm’s Sports & Entertainment and Crisis and Issues Management practices.
At Ketchum, Mr. Bradbury has developed and executed issues management programs to manage issues and negative perceptions that threaten clients’ brands and corporate reputations. He has counseled clients in crisis situations, including product recalls, workplace safety situations, data breaches, labor actions, activist and NGO campaigns, financial distress and bankruptcy proceedings, investigative media and regulatory inquiries. In addition, he has expertise in litigation communications, including national product liability and class action litigation, labor issues, intellectual property rights and other high-profile litigation assignments.
Can Companies Afford to Take a Stand?
How risky is it, really, for companies to speak out on political or cultural issues? The new reality—in which some stakeholders expect corporations to express their opinions on controversial topics—understandably makes many corporate leaders very nervous. In this hyper-partisan, social media-driven environment these political and cultural matters have vocal opponents on both sides, and the […]
Reputation Management: A Blueprint for 2017
by John Bradbury| February 8, 2017
2017, a year of significant change in many parts of the world for sure. What will it hold for organizations in the area of reputation management? A new year always brings new challenges in an ever-evolving reputational threat landscape. But it also inevitably includes imperatives which are seemingly timeless and risks we can anticipate year […]
The Cardinal Way
by John Bradbury| June 17, 2015
Full Disclosure – I am a lifelong, bleed-Cardinal-red, first-game-in-1970-as-a-three-month-old, birds-on-the-bat-loving St. Louis Cardinals fan. Stan the Man, Bob Gibson, Ted Simmons, Willie McGee, Bruce Sutter, the Wizard, Jack Buck and Mike Shannon – the list is a mile long. These are my baseball heroes, year-in and year-out. Either that makes me exactly the wrong crisis […]