In response to steady growth in their joint crisis and litigation communications businesses, Englander Knabe & Allen (EKA) and PRCG | Haggerty LLC announced the expansion of their combined services, harnessing the power of advanced technology and media monitoring for sensitive crisis matters, litigation communications and online reputation management assignments.
For decades, the professionals at EKA, located in Los Angeles, and PRCG | Haggerty, based in New York, have worked in partnership on some of the largest crisis and litigation communications matters of their kind, both in the United States and around the world. With more than two dozen professionals in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and extensive experience gleaned from thousands of engagements, EKA & PRCG | Haggerty build, protect and maintain clients’ reputations.
Central to the team’s efforts is the development of the branded CrisisTrust suite of services, including advance media and social media monitoring, SEO optimization services for online reputation management, and the development of PRCG’s CrisisResponsePro.com, which provides online notification and collaboration tools to bring the internal and external crisis teams together for efficient and effective crisis and litigation communications response.
“EKA and PRCG professionals have been working together for nearly 20 years, but advances in technology in both our firms in the past few years have brought our team even closer together,” said PRCG CEO James F. Haggerty. “We now offer integrated crisis, litigation communications and reputation management services that move at the speed of the modern crisis.”
Haggerty, an attorney recently named by PR News as “One of the 50 people who changed PR” for his pioneering work in legal and litigation crisis matters, is the author of the new book Chief Crisis Officer: Structure and Leadership for Effective Communications Response (ABA Books 2017), which was one of Amazon’s best-selling Marketing/PR hardcovers of 2017. He previously authored In The Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications, now in its Second Edition (ABA Books, 2009).
Eric Rose, leader of the crisis communications practice at EKA PR, also offers services as an expert witness to court cases involving reputation management, crisis communications and defamation matters.
“Having helped individuals and companies understand and manage reputational challenges, litigation matters and other sensitive issues, we know how to execute a crisis communications strategy to deal with online reputation challenges. For victims of slander and defamation, our communication professionals have testified as court-qualified expert witnesses regarding the costs to repair one’s reputation and restore reputations that have been damaged due to online postings,” said Matt Knabe, Managing Partner of EKA.
EKA & PRCG | Haggerty offer crisis counsel and crisis communications planning for clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including food and beverage, transportation, healthcare, legal and financial services, consumer products and heavy industry. EKA/PRCG has helped high-profile individuals, nonprofits, government entities and corporate clients manage crises and develop well-constructed plans for companies before a crisis takes place.
The expanded partnership reinforces a decades-long bond between two agencies that already share a common mission: to create sophisticated strategic communication strategies tailored specifically to the reputation management needs of our clients.