2011 Reputation Institute Conference in beautiful New Orleans!

    Of course, when you are in New Orleans, you are in the heart of Mardi Gras! :D However, this is not what we
    are focusing on today. The Reputation Institute is taking over New Orleans and we were here to work hard, make
    contacts, present, learn and play hard!

    As Emeril Lagasse would say, the Reputation Institute did “Kick it up a notch!” and “BAM!” it was a hit!



      Here is my nametag for the RI 2011 Conference - very official and fabulous! :D   A closer look at the presenter's names
     during my assigned session.

      The atmosphere of  Delmonico's  is very inviting - great place to have a memorable meal! My appetizer - a creole rice
      dish with pork - it was DIVINE! The main course - pork chop with egg, bacon, and other delicious sides to make it one
     of the most enjoyable meals I have ever had! And the way to cap of the evening - a fabulous dessert! Corn bread
     pudding with honey ice cream, blackberries, and bacon (yes, I said bacon!) It was a true foodie heaven experience! :)

     If I didn't say it before, this is one of  Chef Emeril Lagasse's  restaurants, but the name of Delmonico has a life, image and
     prestige all it's own!



   My first dinner before the RI Conference begins was at  Domenica - a restaurant by John Besh (www.chefjohnbesh.com),
   and he created this restaurant to focus on fresh Italian cuisine from those that came from Italy and migrated to Louisiana.
   Everything was so delicious and amazing - a foodie paradise!


     A discussion on reputation management from two CEOs
     (Sprint and Forbes)

    Linda Locke on presenting stakeholder perceptions and
    reputation management

  The successful  Charles Fombrun  introducing Hall of
  Fame Scholar presentation (Ed Freeman - UVA) to the
  audience at RI 2011.


Next year the reputation institute will be in Milan, Italy!
Save your money, because it's time to shop!!

Examples of major Italian fashion houses are: Gucci, Armani, Emilio Pucci, Valentino, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Trussardi, Versace, Krizia, Etro, Miu Miu, Laura Biagiotti, Max Mara, Fendi, Moschino, Missoni, Bottega Veneta, Benetton and Brioni (fashion), to name a few. Italy also is home to many fashion magazines, such as Grazia, Vogue Italia, Vera, Chi, Gioia and Donna. Other Italian accessory and jewelry brands, such as Luxottica and Bulgari are amongst the most important in the world.


  Companies Xerox, Kodax, and others were represented
  at the RI Conference.

                           "everyone worth knowing!"
      Sally Susman and Blair Christie talk with Anthony
     Johndrow of the Reputation Institute in New Orleans

Sally Susman (Executive VP of Policy and Communications
 at Pfizer) speaks along with Blair Christie (CM&CO) for
Cisco. Great panel presentation!
   There was always someone to meet and something to

A colleague from Switzerland makes an interesting research point in his presentation!

  Paul Argenti (Dartmouth) moderates panel with William
  Margaritis (FedEx SVP of Global Comm) and Bill White
  (SVP of Corporate Comm for Sprint). Fascinating
  discussion on role of reputation management and building
  culture within the brands as well as discussing the
  integration of brand and reputation mgt.
             "the good , the bad and the trustworthy!"

                     The tools of the trade!


                         The conference in action!

Did you enjoy seeing what the Reputation Institute is all about?

Come and join us next year in  Milan, Italy!  It will be FABULOUS, Dah-ling!