Critical Moments

Bill Coletti

A company owns its brand; the public owns its reputation. The words of communities, customers, and critics can help or harm your business’s standing with the public. While not all crises can be avoided, your company’s reputation can be managed with an empowering, strategic framework designed to proactively maintain your image before disaster occurs.

In Critical Moments, corporate communications expert Bill Coletti reveals how you can build reputational excellence by meeting the needs and expectations of the public. He takes you step-by-step through his Four A’s—Awareness, Assessment, Authority, and Action—that will help you develop your company’s situational understanding, research agenda, operational risks, and action plan to recover and grow your reputation.

Missed customer expectations can seriously damage a company. Bill Coletti provides a logical management framework for the least manageable aspects of corporations.

Press & Praise

John Keating, President of Business Operations and Supply Chain Protein Enterprise, Cargill

"Crisis hits you when you least expect it. Bill's years of experience and calming disposition truly helped us through a crisis, and his thought process on reputation management is second to none. I would highly recommend Critical Moments to CEOs."

Mark McKinnon, creator and cohost of Showtime's The Circus, and former media advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain

"In a crisis you want a battle-tested veteran. And you want someone like Bill Coletti who can not only put out the immediate fire, but help ensure there is no long-term damage to a firm or individual's reputation. Coletti learned it all the hard way, in the trenches. You can learn it all the easy way by picking up Critical Moments."

Dan Bartlett, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Walmart

"I've had the opportunity to work side by side with Bill during high-stakes crisie of all stripes. I can say unequivocally, if you're in a fox hole, you will want Bill by your side."

Bill Coletti

Bill Coletti is a crisis communications and reputation management expert with more than twenty-five years of experience managing high-stakes crises, issues management, and media relations challenges for Fortune 500 companies and global political campaigns. He is the founder of Kith: a crisis communications and reputation management firm that is at its best when working with established corporations that feel disrupted in the age of disruption.

Bill previously co-led the Global Risk Management and Crisis Communications Practice for Hill+Knowlton Strategies and has provided senior counsel in crisis management, corporate communications, and reputation defense to clients including AT&T, Cargill, The College Board, Target Corporation, American Airlines, The Home Depot, American Express, and Xerox, as well as major universities and NGOs.

He lives in Austin, Texas, and is a sailor, cyclist, and yoga enthusiast.

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