In corporate reputation, crisis communications, insights, media relations, morning embers

1.) How to recover from a verbal gaffe (The Washington Post) — Paul Farhi explores how political campaigns respond to the inevitable gaffes of their candidates.

2) The exit interview: Aneesh Chopra (The Atlantic) — America’s first Chief Technology Officers discusses how the Obama Administration hopes to crowdsource ideas from the American people to solve national problems.

3) What the web thinks about your brand (Inc. Magazine) — Check out nineĀ free tools to measure ‘social media sentiment’ around your company, your brand, or even your own name.

4) How to run an effective meeting (Open Forum) — Like or not, workplace meetings aren’t going anywhere. So here are 10 tips to keep them productive and effective for all participants.