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All posts by David Holmes

David Holmes, owner of Intrepid Solutions, has over 20 years experience planning for, avoiding, and solving crises in the public policy, political, and private sectors. David is also a professional mediator and has worked in the Texas music scene.

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Will Airbnb’s new genitalia-esque log...

Jul 20, 2014No Comments

(Business Marketing) As Airbnb rolls their new logo out, the company Founder says you can all go ahead and laugh that it may resemble various


If a terrorist group adopts your brand̵...

Jul 08, 20143 Comments

(Public Relations) Isis mobile payments are having quite a time of their name as a terrorist group adopts the same name for their brand. Let's

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Reid’s use of the nuclear option is u...

Nov 23, 20131 Comment

Although an argument can be made that filibustering has been abused, implementing the nuclear option is a bad move in the long run.


Brand lessons from the @NatSecWonk Twitter ...

Oct 24, 2013No Comments

There is only so much you can do to prepare for stupid, as the recent dismantling of the @NatSecWonk account proves, but there are steps

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BioMarin CEO calls terminal cancer patient ...

Sep 24, 201316 Comments

BioMarin pharmaceutical continues to astonish, not by their move to refuse a dying cancer patient life-saving treatment, despite the FDA's direct approval to do so,


BioMarin reveals crisis strategy in callous...

Sep 16, 20138 Comments

BioMarin continues to be at the center of a crisis management nightmare as they deny a cancer patient a life-saving drug, but their strategy was

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PR crisis in the making at BioMarin Pharmac...

Sep 10, 20137 Comments

Ethics is a principle at the core of crisis management planning for businesses. Of course, there are ethical considerations once a crisis is underway


Airlines sucking at social media, despite i...

Sep 05, 2013No Comments

Years ago, failing to understand the implications of social media was common, but there is no excuse today for a major airline to screw up


How an innocent tweet can blow up in your f...

Aug 19, 20131 Comment

Can one tweet thanking someone for their support really hurt your name or your brand? Let us take a look at a single tweet made


AOL CEO publicly fires staffer for photogra...

Aug 16, 20133 Comments

After the CEO of AOL fires a staffer for whipping out his camera, he apologizes but the offender is still fired. Because of how it

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What businesses can learn from politicians ...

Aug 07, 2013No Comments

After a massive protest at the Texas capitol, public officials are making claims they may or may not be able to back up, teaching all


Food truck employee fired for rage tweeting...

Aug 01, 20131 Comment

After a large food truck order resulted in a $0 tip, the worker took to the internet to call out the company that failed to