Edward Segal is an accomplished public relations expert, freelance writer, and journalist. He has generated thousands of news stories for clients in a wide range of industries and professions and prepares compelling content in various formats including books, magazine stories, journal articles, news releases, blogs, and videos. Samples of his work and accomplishments follow below.
Edward is the author of four books including Whistle-Stop Politics (Rock Creek Media), Crisis Ahead: 101 Ways to Prepare for and Bounce Back from Disasters, Scandals, and Other Emergencies (Nicholas Brealey/Hachette); Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame and More! A Guide to Guaranteeing Your Business Success (Wiley), and Profit by Publicity, the how-to PR handbook for the real estate industry that was published by iUniverse. Click here to read a complimentary PDF version of Profit by Publicity.
Edward Segal is a Leadership Strategy Senior Contributor for Forbes.com, where he covers crisis-related news, topics, and issues. More than 2.6 million people have read his articles, which can be accessed here.
Edward write a blog on crisis management and crisis communication-related news, issues, and topics for Forbes.com as a Leadership Strategy contributor.
Segal is the host of the weekly “Crisis Management Minute” podcast. The episode can be heard on Apple Podcasts, on YouTube, and wherever podcasts are found. The Crisis Management Minute is produced by Molly Ruland’s Heartcast Media.
Segal’s commentaries, which are about a minute long, feature bite-sized pieces of advice about crisis management and crisis communication. The episodes have covered topics including:
- Why organizations need crisis management plans
- Corporate crisis response tips
- Pay attention to these early warning signs of a business crisis
- What you can learn by testing your crisis management team
Edward has written scores of op-eds, opinion pieces, and articles on a wide range of topics and subjects. Click here to read his opinion piece in the Washington Post about natural gas leaks.
Advocacy:Public Safety Issues
Edward has planned and conducted several advocacy campaigns on different issues and problems. His latest one seeks to require full public disclosure from a utility company about a continuing natural gas leak problem in Washington, DC. Click here to read his blog about the campaign and see news coverage about his work on this urgent public safety issue.
Crisis Ahead – Edward Segal
In the aftermath of the gas pipeline-related explosions and fires that shook Boston suburbs in September, 2018, Edward Segal arranged for his client, Bob Ackley of Gas Safety USA, to be interviewed by several national and Boston-area news outlets. Click here to watch a recording of Ackley’s live in-studio interview with WBZ-TV, a CBS-owned-and operated station.
The California Association of REALTORS® asked Edward to write a series of feature stories for their California Real Estate magazine. Click here to read one he wrote about real estate teams.
For author/speaker Dr. Esther Sternberg, Edward wrote and distributed a news release about how her book, Healing Spaces: the Science of Place and Well-Being, inspired the Susan Sebastian Foundation to install original artwork in virtually every patient room in every hospital in Vermont. Click here to read the news release.
Journal Articles/Case Studies
For the Center for California Real Estate, Edward wrote a case study for its journal about an innovative lobbying tactic.
Edward Segal is an accomplished public speaker who delivers programs and presentations to a variety of audiences.
Crisis Ahead – Edward Segal
Politics and Publicity: A Winning Fundraising Strategy
Edward produced an award-winning video about the strategies and tactics he used to increase voluntary contributions to a Political Action Committee by more than 150% within one year.. The video received a best “REALTOR® Action Fund Video” award from the California Association of REALTORS®. Click here to watch the video.
How REALTORS® Can Create and Market Their Brand
Click here to watch an excerpt of his presentation at a meeting of the California Association of REALTORS®.