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Rich Klein, president of Rich Klein Crisis Management, is a media relations/crisis communications consultant with 35 years of experience in public relations and journalism.
Klein has advised companies, colleges, law firms and non-profits since the early 1990’s on media relations, crisis/litigation communications, reputation management and social media strategies. He has also been quoted in articles about high profile crises.
He has spoken before local and state bar associations on these subjects and has written articles for the National Law Journal, PRWeek, The Mann Report, the New Jersey Law Journal, The Crisis Management Guidebook (PRNews) and Strategies, the magazine of the Legal Marketing Association. In addition, Klein participated in a global podcast regarding online reputation and was the guest speaker for a Legal Marketing Association webinar on crisis communications and Web 2.0.
In early 2013, he served as a guest lecturer for graduate students at the New York Institute for Technology as well as undergraduate students of strategic communications at the University of Louisville.
In June 2012, Klein launched The Crisis Show, a weekly Internet broadcast using Google Hangouts On Air that is seen simultaneously on YouTube.
Klein’s blog, Rich Klein Crisis, deals with crisis/litigation communications and online/offline reputation management. He is an active participant in all aspects of social media.
Klein’s ability to uncover hidden news for and about his clients, write sharp press materials that get noticed by busy reporters, and shape a story that clearly conveys his clients’ key messages, have contributed greatly to his clients’ business success.
Over the years, he has secured media coverage for his clients in top-tier business and trade publications, in daily and weekly newspapers, on the major wire services, on television/radio and on influential websites and blogs. He has also developed extensive media contacts across industries including legal, accounting, technology, real estate, healthcare, sports and entertainment for more than a quarter century.