286 episodes

Every week, nationally-recognized crisis management expert Molly McPherson, also known as the "PR Lady" on TikTok, mixes strategic public relations lessons with weekly reveals of behind-the-scenes PR moves from breaking news stories and trending popular culture.  From the most popular celebrities and public figures, learn what went right and what went wrong from a strategic media and PR perspective. A must-listen for any PR professional, aspiring communicator, or pop culture fan who wants to gain a better understanding of the media landscape and learn how to build an indestructible reputation.

Indestructible PR Podcast with Molly McPherson www.mollymcpherson.com/podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 155 Ratings

Every week, nationally-recognized crisis management expert Molly McPherson, also known as the "PR Lady" on TikTok, mixes strategic public relations lessons with weekly reveals of behind-the-scenes PR moves from breaking news stories and trending popular culture.  From the most popular celebrities and public figures, learn what went right and what went wrong from a strategic media and PR perspective. A must-listen for any PR professional, aspiring communicator, or pop culture fan who wants to gain a better understanding of the media landscape and learn how to build an indestructible reputation.

    277: The Inside Scoop: The Day I Became a Boston Globe Headline

    277: The Inside Scoop: The Day I Became a Boston Globe Headline

    ‘Who’s holding those strings’: Molly McPherson goes viral on TikTok for decoding celebrity PR strategy. - Boston Globe, Dec. 25, 2023

    Seeing my name next to the words 'viral' and 'TikTok' is nothing short of terrifying.

    In this final episode, the tables are turned when I sit down for an interview with the Boston Globe's Dana Gerber for a feature story highlighting my work as a creator on TikTok. Judging by the comments that appeared alongside the story, I was a hit!

    GoodBob
    12/25/23 - 8:51PM
    Congratulations to Molly on capitalizing on the ‘who could care less ‘ market - good for you!
    Okay, maybe not.

    This episode reveals the intricate balance of managing one's own public relations in the digital era, especially when personal and professional realms intersect.
    More from Molly McPherson:
    Join PR Confidential on Patreon Getting flamed on Social Media? I can help you. Click here for Crisis Communication Support. Linktree Instagram TikTok Twitter/X YouTube Facebook Listen and Subscribe to Apple Podcasts Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis - Audio Book © 2024 Indestructible PR Podcast

    • 52 min
    276: Before the Fame: Journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis on Taylor Swift's Early Years

    276: Before the Fame: Journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis on Taylor Swift's Early Years

    Journalist and host of the Infamous podcastt, Vanessa Grigoriadis joins Molly as they dive deep into the life, career, and public image of global pop star, Taylor Swift. Vanessa profiled Taylor Swift for Rolling Stone in 2009 right after the release of her second album, “Fearless.” Since then she has been following Taylor from country pop-start to a dominated figure in our culture. 
    In this episode of the "Allegedly" series, Vanessa and Molly discuss Taylor’s PR from her early days of running her own Myspace to her and Travis Kelce’s full-on PR push, this episode has no blank spaces. 


    Links:
    Follow Vanessa Grigoriadis:
    https://twitter.com/vanessagrigor
    Vanessa’s Rolling Stone Profile on Taylor Swift:
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/the-very-pink-very-perfect-life-of-taylor-swift-107451/
    Vanessa’s Podcast: Infamous:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/infamous/id1652941051


    More from Molly McPherson:
    Join PR Confidential on Patreon Getting flamed on Social Media? I can help you. Click here for Crisis Communication Support. Linktree Instagram TikTok Twitter/X YouTube Facebook Listen and Subscribe to Apple Podcasts Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis - Audio Book © 2024 Indestructible PR Podcast

    • 40 min
    275: Allegedly Series: Behind the Headlines Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez

    275: Allegedly Series: Behind the Headlines Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez

    This is the inaugural episode of the Indestructible PR podcast series called, Allegedly. In this series, I take a critical look at the PR moves, media narratives, and survival tactics that celebrities use to circumvent a PR nightmare.

    On my very first episode of the Allegedly series, we are talking all about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. From red-carpet appearances to playing the supporting role in each new venture, we break down the calculated decisions that the couple is making behind the scenes to *allegedly* keep up appearances. Joining me in this episode is relationship psychologist Dr. Abby Metcalf who might be able to offer some insight on where Bennifer 2.0 may be headed.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    A Quote from Ben Affleck's Howard Stern Show Interview (2021)
    https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/15/ben-affleck-drinking-blame-jennifer-garner-trapped-marriage/

    Ben Affleck's "addressing" his interview on The Howard Stern Show.   
    https://youtu.be/g2KKhmgelEw

    Abby's podcast, Relationships Made Easy can be found wherever you listen to podcasts.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/relationships-made-easy/id1406061656?mt=2

    Learn more about Abby:
    https://abbymedcalf.com/
    More from Molly McPherson:
    Join PR Confidential on Patreon Getting flamed on Social Media? I can help you. Click here for Crisis Communication Support. Linktree Instagram TikTok Twitter/X YouTube Facebook Listen and Subscribe to Apple Podcasts Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis - Audio Book © 2024 Indestructible PR Podcast

    • 48 min
    274: The Future of Public Relations: A Conversation with PRSA's Michelle Egan

    274: The Future of Public Relations: A Conversation with PRSA's Michelle Egan

    An episode about the profession of public relations for the practitioners who make it one of the most exciting fields to work in. In this episode, a discussion about the future of the public relations industry with Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA, and Immediate Past Chair of PRSA. Boasting over three decades of communication experience, Michelle brings a substantial depth of understanding to the evolving PR landscape.

    Our conversation covers the significant changes currently shaping the industry, delves into the critical role of PRSA in steering professionals through these dynamic times, and examines the strategic plans that are charting the path forward. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone in the field of public relations, from those just starting their journey to seasoned veterans. Join us as we explore the future of PR, discussing how to effectively navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities within this ever-changing industry.

    Learn more about the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the nation's leading professional organization serving the communications community.
    More from Molly McPherson:
    Join PR Confidential on Patreon Getting flamed on Social Media? I can help you. Click here for Crisis Communication Support. Linktree Instagram TikTok Twitter/X YouTube Facebook Listen and Subscribe to Apple Podcasts Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis - Audio Book © 2024 Indestructible PR Podcast

    • 43 min
    273: 2023's Unforgettable Celebrity Scandals: A Year in Review

    273: 2023's Unforgettable Celebrity Scandals: A Year in Review

    First episode for 2024! 
    Hey there, PR pros and dedicated listeners! You won't want to miss this special episode where I dive deep into the year that left jaws on the floor with never-ending celebrity drama and crisis. Let's hit the rewind button and explore the twists and turns of 2023's scandalous celeb behavior that kept publicists on their toes and the rest of us following along closely. 

    Here are your top five most popular episodes of the year. (Thank you, listeners!)
    Top Five Episodes:
    Episode 1: This episode was a favorite of mine as well. Episode 2: All aboard. Episode 3: Dissecting the PR Relationship RumorsEpisode 4: Apologies, denials, and online disasters.Episode 5: An end-of-year favorite with two of my favorite media guys. More from Molly McPherson:
    Join PR Confidential on Patreon Getting flamed on Social Media? I can help you. Click here for Crisis Communication Support. Linktree Instagram TikTok Twitter/X YouTube Facebook Listen and Subscribe to Apple Podcasts Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis - Audio Book © 2024 Indestructible PR Podcast

    • 30 min
    272: Behind the Broadcast: Expert Tips for a Memorable Media Interview

    272: Behind the Broadcast: Expert Tips for a Memorable Media Interview

    Let's go behind the scenes of broadcast television, where a former producer joins us to reveal the tricks of the trade. Our guest David McAlpine takes us inside the world of anchors, reporters, producers, and bookers to find out what it takes to be a successful guest on television. Learn how to present yourself confidently and effectively on air so that the reporter doesn't get the upper hand. 

    Also, analyzing and giving feedback on an interview with a CEO at the center of one of the most significant PR brand crises in history. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to master media interaction and shine in the spotlight.


    Key Takeaways:
    Mastering Media Preparation: Learn the essential strategies for prepping for media appearances. From crafting your story to adeptly navigating surprise questions, we'll guide you through the steps to confidently handle media engagements.Navigating Interview Dynamics: Uncover the typical challenges encountered in interviews and how to effectively address them. We'll delve into the dynamics between interviewers and their subjects, offering advice on establishing a strong connection and keeping your cool in high-pressure situations.Dressing Right for Media Engagements: Get valuable tips on selecting the perfect outfit for different media settings. We'll discuss the art of creating a television-friendly appearance and the significance of leaving a lasting positive impression on your hosts.

    More from Molly McPherson:
    Join PR Confidential on Patreon Getting flamed on Social Media? I can help you. Click here for Crisis Communication Support. Linktree Instagram TikTok Twitter/X YouTube Facebook Listen and Subscribe to Apple Podcasts Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis - Audio Book © 2024 Indestructible PR Podcast

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

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such a fascinating and unique podcast !! and she knows exactly what she’s talking about considering this is literally her profession which is always such a better experience to listen to compared to some rando khia just saying stuff … molly ur awesome !!

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Great show!

Love hearing Molly’s insightful take on current PR-related events.

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Love her insight!

Great podcast really enjoy her take on PR and pop culture.

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