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Karen Kessler in the Wall Street Journal: Her Take on the “Worst Job in America”

The Wall Street Journal said that life on the receiving end of 2,500 often profanity-laced tweets a day from angry commuters venting to @MTA can be intense so they asked Karen Kessler for her take on the "Worst Job in America". In a front page story about the MTA responding to irate tweets from NYC [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|Evergreen|Comments Off on Karen Kessler in the Wall Street Journal: Her Take on the “Worst Job in America”

Karen Kessler Again Named to the NJBIZ Power 100 List

Karen Kessler was included on this year's Power 100 List by NJBIZ, highlighting her impressive track record of affecting change. The editor of NJBIZ, Howard Burns, noted that "power" can be defined in many different ways, therefore making the list a daunting task for those in charge of creating it. He further explained how his realization that [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Evergreen|Comments Off on Karen Kessler Again Named to the NJBIZ Power 100 List

Karen Kessler Shares Thoughts on Gender Parity in Our Nation’s Boardrooms

Gender parity in the nation’s boardrooms was projected to happen in 2055, but a recent report pushed up the timeline by seven years. While it’s not going to take longer than estimated last year, it will still be a long time coming, according to the latest Equilar Gender Diversity Index released. In the fourth quarter of 2017, [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Evergreen|Comments Off on Karen Kessler Shares Thoughts on Gender Parity in Our Nation’s Boardrooms

ROI-NJ Features Karen Kessler and Her Role in the Fight Against Harassment

Sexual harassment. It is common, career-altering and currently celebrity-driven. And it is a serious workplace issue that three New Jersey power women are facing head on. “The calls became more frequent in the fall and come in almost daily,” Karen Kessler, principal and co-founder of Evergreen Partners, a strategic communications firm in Warren, said. “We [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Evergreen|Comments Off on ROI-NJ Features Karen Kessler and Her Role in the Fight Against Harassment

NJBIZ interviews Karen Kessler: “Crisis averted: where companies go when bad news starts coming in waves”

“We consider who the audience is and the best way to reach them. But a client has to be upfront with us, or we can’t successfully assist them.” In the case of Ailes — who resigned in 2016, and then died in May — “there was a serious divide between the way Roger wanted to [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Evergreen|Comments Off on NJBIZ interviews Karen Kessler: “Crisis averted: where companies go when bad news starts coming in waves”

NJ.Com asks Karen Kessler: “The Kevin Spacey scandal: Will the actor ever work again?”

"I think that when you're talking about a 14-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man, most people have such an aversion to hearing that," says Warren-based crisis manager Karen Kessler. "He really dug his own grave on this one." It's a question that has accompanied many recent high-profile reports of sexual misconduct and assault: Once accused, [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Evergreen|Comments Off on NJ.Com asks Karen Kessler: “The Kevin Spacey scandal: Will the actor ever work again?”

PR Week Features Yes, Newark Campaign and Evergreen Partners

"...That’s where Evergreen Partners, a Warren, New Jersey-based strategic comms shop, came in after it was hired by the group to execute an outreach plan. "Our campaign will unfold in phases as we learn more about Amazon’s process of selection," says Karen Kessler, president of Evergreen. "We don’t know from Amazon if there will be [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|Evergreen|Comments Off on PR Week Features Yes, Newark Campaign and Evergreen Partners

If Menendez Can’t Salvage his Reputation, Winning in the Courtroom Won’t be Good Enough

Federal charges of bribery and corruption hasn’t had much impact on Senator Menendez’ approval rating among New Jersey constituents. Reputation guru Karen Kessler explained why — and what might change that — to the Wall Street Journal. "He’s in a leadership role in the Senate and that matters a lot to people in New Jersey. [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Evergreen, News, Press|Comments Off on If Menendez Can’t Salvage his Reputation, Winning in the Courtroom Won’t be Good Enough

An Inside Look Into Leaks: Karen Kessler Featured in The Bergen Record

Karen Kessler was featured as a guest columnist in The Bergen Record yesterday, sharing her thoughts on leaks in the business and political worlds. Why do leaks happen? What causes them? How can they be prevented in the future? "The right question is not 'Who is leaking', but, 'Why is my organization leaking negative stories?' [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Evergreen, News, Press|Comments Off on An Inside Look Into Leaks: Karen Kessler Featured in The Bergen Record