ReputationDefender acquired by the Stagwell Group

We’re excited to announce that ReputationDefender has been acquired by the Stagwell Group, a portfolio company focused on providing best-in-class marketing, PR, and online reputation services. We look forward to this highly synergistic partnership and the exciting opportunities it will afford us. Read more in the official press release.

BBC: Can your social media profile kill your job prospects?

Tony McChrystal from ReputationDefender’s UK office was interviewed for this BBC piece on the job implications of ill-advised social media posts. To check out his privacy recommendations, read the full article.

USA Today: He showed up at my house after I ‘met’ him on a dating app.

In this article about the pitfalls of online dating, USA Today columnist Steven Petrow interviews ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta about the best way to protect your privacy when you meet a potential romantic interest online. Read More>>

New York Times: Google Thinks I’m Dead

Journalist Rachel Abrams recently interviewed ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta about how to handle an issue with her her Google Knowledge Graph, which incorrectly tagged her as deceased. In the article, Matta provides advice on how to resolve the issue and what additional tips she can take to protect her identity online. Read the full article >>

Forbes: Executive Personal Information: The Latest Tool In Corporate Cyberattacks

ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta recently published this featured article on Forbes, explaining some of the many ways that hackers use personal information to attack corporations.

HuffPost: How Negative Publicity (Shaming) Can Impact Your Company and More

Check out this overview of Sue Scheff’s new book on the impacts of negative publicity on businesses, in which she quotes ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta on the growing sophistication of online reputation attacks.

USA Today: When social media speaks, Hollywood listens … and acts

In this USA Today article, ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta is interviewed on the power that social media gives to fans. The article touches on the performers who accepted or declined to participate in the presidential inauguration, as well as advertising campaigns and TV series that were either revised or canceled due to social media backlash. Read more here >>

Business Insider: 4 steps to take if you want to get poached, according to a recruiter

In this list of tips on how to make yourself attractive to job recruiters, Business Insider talks about the importance of a clean, professional online reputation and recommends ReputationDefender for those who need a touch up. Read the article >>

The Guardian: Why did Donald Trump take down his wife’s website?

The Guardian’s Dan Tynan discusses the sudden disappearance of Melania Trump’s website in the midst of her husband’s presidential bid. In the piece, Tynan asks ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta what can be done by a public figure like Donald Trump to manage his online reputation. Read the article >>

Inc: The Right (and Wrong) Way to Use Google to Protect Your Reputation

Inc.’s Tess Townsend interviews ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta about the right way to Google yourself to check up on your online reputation. Read the article >>