The Behan Blog

Preparing for the Unthinkable: Schools Now Lead in Crisis Management and Communications

April 2, 2018

How can this happen? This is the question the nation asks each time another school shooting occurs. Across the country, as schools have become the front line in crisis management and communications, educators, parents and community leaders are asking another question: Are we prepared?

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It’s Time for Boards to Assess Reputational Risk Systematically

March 14, 2018

Reputational crises occur daily. Some are legitimate, some contrived. Some are self-inflicted, some externally generated. Some reasonably foreseeable, others sudden and unpredictable.

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Great Obituaries Will Save Newspapers

March 8, 2018

I love a good obit. Always have. As a long-ago journalist, I believed that great obituaries were one of the true measures of a great newspaper. At lesser newspapers, obituary desks were a training ground for the most inexperienced journalists or penal colony for hacks. But great newspapers always have seen the obituary desk as the place where good journalism and great human interest intersect to produce some of the most compelling reading. Obituaries aren’t death notices; they are life stories, inspiring and amazing. A good one makes a reader say: I wish I’d known her.

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New Website for Albany Diocese Created by Behan

February 7, 2018

When the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY sought a complete overhaul to its website, Behan Communications was proud to answer the call. Our team created a user-friendly design that works as well on mobile devices as laptops and desktops, with features designed to further the Diocese’s outreach work in the digital world.

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Behan Team Helps Propel Second Statewide Referendum Victory

November 8, 2017

Behan Communications has played a key role in winning statewide voter approval for a New York State constitutional amendment — the second such victory for the Behan team in the past four years.

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A Tribute to Adirondack Giants: George Canon and John Collins

June 26, 2017

Mark Behan remembers two Adirondack legends, George Canon and John Collins. While they had sharply different views on how to protect people, communities and the environment, both men served their communities and the Adirondack region with courage and distinction. For more details on their lives, check out coverage from North Country Public Radio, Sun Community News and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

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