Winning your case in the court of public opinion
When it seems like the world is crashing down around you, the media won’t stop calling and you are having trouble coming up with the right thing to say at the right time, you will wish you had Charlie Hodges Media to help you. We can guide you through the most difficult crisis situation, resulting many times in positive coverage.

It is not a blind boast. Having a 30-year background in reporting, Charlie Hodges Media has the experience to handle any situation that your company may face.

We can help you in a number of ways by either consulting, rolling up our sleeves and handling the media for you, or training your organization how to handle a crisis.

Charlie Hodges Media is now also working with the Halstead Group to provide specialized law enforcement media training. For more information on training, go to our Events page.
Harm to animals is one of the toughest crisis situations any organizations can face. CHM worked with a city in Texas in its investigation of a police officer shooting a dog. The result: An independent investigaiton showed the officer did no wrong in the case, and the resulting media firestorm went away quietly for all parties involved.
The key to successful media relations is engaging the news media and convince them that they will want to cover your story. Even on a Saturday morning when staffing is low and demand for coverage is very high.

One of most successful programs was for the Fort Worth Historical Police Association. The Association and the Fort Worth Police Department dedicated a "Golden Panter Badge" for officers to wear in 2012. The official dedication was on a Saturday. After being told we were crazy to expect media coverage by a member department's PR team, we achieved 100% media participation with our special event. 

It's just one example of how partnerships in the media are useful for successful coverage of your events. We don't rely on press releases or announcements. We work individually with each news outlet to make sure we can meet their coverage demands. We will strive to get you coverage in any number of platforms. 

The goal is to get you coverage. We achieve that goal very well.
This is the Fort Worth Police Department's Golden Panther Badge, which resulted in a number of successful media events. The biggest was a Saturday morning event that received 100% media participation