Hikvision Hires Ex-Herbalife MLM Scheme PR Director

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 09, 2018

Hikvision has hired Michael Gutierrez, a 'crisis management excellence' award-winning PR director for his work at Herbalife, as Gutierrez emphasizes:

Gutierrez's award was for his role in ‘communicating’ the US Government's 'resolution' of Herbalife victimizing hundreds of thousands of people in a 'multi-level marketing scheme' for $200 million, as the US FTC announcement declares:

********* *** ************ *********, * '****** ********** **********' *****-******* ** ******** *** *** work ** *********, ** ********* **********:

*********'* ***** *** *** *** **** ** ‘*************’ *** ** Government's '**********' ** ********* *********** ******** ** ********* ** ****** in * '*****-***** ********* ******' *** $*** *******, ***** ** *** ************ ********:

[***************]

****** *********, ********* ****** ** ** *** ********* ******* **** another ******, ** ********* *********:

********* * *.*. ******* ***** ********** **********, ****** ******* ***** pivot ******** *** *** $*.* ******* *******’* ******* ************* ***** to ****** ******** ************ **** ********* ********* *** ******* ** the ***'* ******* *****.

**** ************ '**********' *** ******* *********:

******* *** ***** ******** ****** ** **used ** ********** ************* ** **** *.*. ********* *** ** **** ** ******** ** ******* [emphasis added]

***, ********* ** ** ********* ******** **** ********* ** *********'* crisis.

Press, ******** *** ****** *********

*********'* *** ************ ****** ********* ********** *** ********** **** ******** (*.*., ** ********* and *********), ***********:

********* ** ********** *** ******* ***** ******* ****-******* ******* ************** strategies ****intersect *****, ********, *** ****** [emphasis added]

*** ****** *************, **** ********* ** ******** ** *********** *** for ********* ** ** ********.

Good *********** ** *********

**** ****** ***** **** *********** *** ****-********* ** *********. ********* has **** ***** ******** ********* *** ********* ********** ******* ********** ************ ************* ********. *** ******* *** ***** ********** **** ******* sources ************* *** ***,**** *** ** *****,**** *** ** ***,**** *** ***** ** *******, ** **** ** ************* ** * **** ** ************* *******.

Smart ****** ** *********

***** ********* ** *** ** *** ********, ** ****** ***** on *** ********* - **** ** ***.

*******, *** ******** *** ****** **** ***** ************. *** **** of ********* *** *********** *** ***** ** ****** ******* **** serious ****** ********** *** ********* **** ****** ************ ********* *****.

**** ****** ***** ** *********** ** ** ********** **** ********* victimizing ******** ** ********* ** ******. *** **** ***** ********* ** ** * ******-******** ******** ** ***** ******** *******, as ********* ****. **** ******* **** ** **** ** ******* ** ********* the ********* ** *** ***** ********* *****'* ************* ****** *** control ** *********.

Promote ********* ** *********'* *********

*** ** *** **** ************* ******** ** **** ****** ** that ********* ***** ** *** ********* ** ********* ******* ********* to *********'* *** ********* ** **** *** ******* ************ ****:

**** *****, ********* ***** ********** ****-*********. *** ****** ********* *** become * ******* *** **** ********* ** **** **** ********** from ********* *** ******** ** **** ** ******** ********** ***** what ********* ** *****. ***** ******* * ****** ********** ****** to ****** ** ***'* *** ********* ** *********, ** ***** help ******** ********'* ******** ***** ******* *** *** *******'* **********'* surveillance ************.

Happy ****** *** ********* **** *********?

****** ********* ***** *********** ********* (*.*.,********** *********: **** **** ******* **** **** ************ ***** ******* ** ****), ***** ** * ***** ****** *** ********* **** ********* can ***** **** *********'* *********. *********'* ***** *** ******* ** the **** * *****, ****** *** ** *** $*** ******* settlement *********** ********** ******** ** *** *******'* *** ~$*.* ******* market **************, *** *********'* **** ***** ******,**** ********, ********* *** *** ******* *********, ***** *** '***** **** ****** ********'.

Comments (24)

*** **** **** ** **** **** ****** ***** ** ********* starts ** **:** - ** ***** *** **** ****** *** FTC ******* ********* **** *** '*** ********* ************' *** ***** them $****, **** ***** **** *** ********* ** **** ** look **** ** *** * *** *** **** - ******* of ** *** ******.

*****://*****.**/***********?*=******

**** ** *** **** ** ****-******* ** **** *** ********** thinks **** **** ** ****** *** ** *** ***** ********** of *** ********* ** ******.

** ** ****, ** *** * ***** *** *** ****. Anything ***** ** **** ***** **** **** ********** ***** **** been.

****** ********** ** ** ***, *** * *******. **** ****** managers *** ***** ***** ****** ** ****.

** * ******** ***, ** ******* *** *** ** ******* gobs ** *** **, **** ********* *** **** (****) ***. On *** **** ********, * *** ******* ** ******* ****** advice ** *** *** ** ****** ** ****** **************.

**** *** *** * ******** ****. * *** ** ******* him ****** **** *** ***** ** ***** ***** ***** ******* on *** ** ****** *****. ** *** *******.

***** *** ***** **** **** **** **** ****** *****, *** there *** ***** **** **** **** ***** ****** ****, *** very *** ****** *** ******** ****** *** ******* ***** ** the **** ** *** ******. ** ****** *** *** ** your *******, ****** * ********* ** ***** ****** *** ***** gets *** ** **** *** ***** **** *******.

**** ********, #*

***** *** ***** **** **** **** **** ****** *****, *** there *** ***** **** **** **** ***** ****** ****

**** ** * **** *****. ** **** ** *********** ** see **** ******** ********* *****. ** **** *****, ******* *** situation ** ****** *** **** ******* ****** *** ****'* *** in *** ***'* ***, ** *** ****, ** ******* *** they ******** **** *** **** **** *** ***** ****** ************** specialist **.

* ***'* ***** *** ******** **** **** ******** ** ***** mouthpieces ************* ******. **'* *** **** ********* ******* *** ********* crisis ** ****** "***'** ********** *****, **'** ***** ** ******* this ********* ** ****** *********** ******* ** *** *** ** do ********" ***** **, * *******, *** **** ****** **** would ******* * *** ** ******.

**'* **** **** ****** ***** ** *** ** ******* *** soothe. **'* *** **** ** *** *** ******* ** *** skills ** ** **** *** ******** ** ******* ******** ********, let ***** ***** *** ***** *******, ***** ***. *** ** can ** ** *** ********* ** ****** ****.

***** ** * **** *** ******** ***** ** ****, ***** all. ** ***** ******** **** ** ****** *) **** *********** changes, *) **** *** ** *) **** **** ****** *** the *** **** *** ******.

********* ** ***** ** **** ********* ********* ****. **** **** do **** **** ********* **** ** ** ** ****. ***** is * ***** ** **** ** *** **, ** ******. John ******** ** *** ***** ** ***** ******* ** ** soothed ** **** **** ******. *** *** ******* ****** ** Hikvision ***'* ****, **'* *** **** ****** ******* *** *** Washington **** *** ***, ******* ******** **** ********* ** ***** outlets. ********* *** ****** ****- *** * ****** *****, ******. Traberg *** ****** **** ** ****.

*** *** ******* ****** ** ********* ***'* ****, **'* *** Wall ****** ******* *** *** ********** **** *** ***

******, ** ********** ***** ******** ********* ** ********, ** ******* an *********** **** **, ** *****, ***** ** ********. *******: Huawei, *** ********** ** ********** ** *** **** **** ****. We'll **** ******** ** **** ***.

*** *** ******* ****** ** ********* ***'* ****, **'* *** Wall ****** ******* *** *** ********** **** *** ***, ******* Congress **** ********* ** ***** *******.

* ***** *** ****** *** ******** *** ****** ** *** Everyday ******. **** ***** ****** ******* ** ** ****** ***** risks ** *********, **** ** *** ********* ********, ** ***** indicate ******** ******** ******* *** *******.

********* ** ********** ** ******* ** *** *****. ****, ***, Reddit, ***** ***********. **** **** *** ********** ** * ******** of ***** * ****** ******** *******, ******* ****** ** ***** own.

* ***** ***** ******** ** *** ***** ******** ****** ****** set **** **** **** **** ********. ***** ********* ***** *** like ********* **** *********'* ******* ******* *** ****** ****, **** will ****** **** ** **** ** *** ******* **** *** give **** * ****** ** ****** ******** ***** *********. ** Hikvision *** ******** **** ** ***** ******** *******, *** ********* any ****** **** **** ********** ****** *** ********, ** ***** be **** ****** *** ****** ** ***** **** ** ** agent ** *** ******* ********** (***** ********* ** ***). *******, it ** *** *** *** **** *** ********* ** ** described ** ************* *** ************. ****, ******* **** *** ******* government ******* **** *** ******* **** **** ** * ***** spot.

***'* *** **** ********* *** *** **** **** ****** ** do *** *** *******, ** **** ** *********** ** *****.

**** ***** ****** ******* ** ** ****** ***** ***** ** Hikvision

*******:******** ***** ** **** ** *********, ***** ********.

***** ** ** *********** **** ***** ********* ********* **** ********* in ************ ****** *** **** **** *** ***** ***** *** most ****** **** **** ********* **** ********. ** *** *****-********, it *** **** ******* ** * ****** ****** **** *** company *** **** *******, ********** ****** ******** *** *****, **** the *** ** **** **. ********* ** **** ** ****, we **** **** ****** ******* ******* *** ***** ******** *** way ** **** *** * ***** ** * ***. ** tough ***** ****** *** *** ********* ******* **.

#*, ****** *** *** ********!

**** ********* ** ************ ******

**** *********** ***** ********* ** * ************ ******? **** **** mean ** **** ********** ** ** *** ****** **?

**** ***** ** **** ******, ***** *** ************ ** ********* when ********** ** ********, *** **** ********* *** ** **** use *** *******, *** **** *** ********* *** ** ***, not *********, ****. ** ****** **** *** *******, *********, ***** out ** *******, ***-***********, ******** *** ***** ** *** ************ professional ** ******* **************.

* ***** ******* **** ****** ************** ******** ******** **** **** certification ** *** *** ******** ** ***** ** ********** ** too **** ***********.

* ***** *** ************** ** ** * ****. ** *** don't **** ****** ********* ** *** **-**********, ** ******* ****-********* alarm ****** **** **** **** ***** *******, ***'* ******** ***** risks.

**** *** *** *******, **** ********** ***** **** ***** ****** should ******-********** *** **-******** ***** **** ********* **** ******'* **** ********, ** **'* ***** *****. **** about ***** ***** ** *** ****** **** **** ****** ** the ******** ******* ** *** ***** *** **** *** *****? If *** ** ***** ********* **** * **** *** **** a ****, ** ***** *** ****** ** * ******** ***** of ******** ******** **** ******** **** ********** ******** ** **.

**** ***** ******* ******** ******** *** ********* ** ******* **** $100 *******? *** **** ****** ********** *** ** *** *** end ****** **** ******** ****** ***.

***** *** ****** ****. *** *** ***** *** ** * Pinto.

****'* ** *** ********. ***'** ****** ** *** ******* ******** with *** ***** *** ********** ********* *****.

** *** ***** *** **********, ****'* *** ****** ***: **'* not ****/**********/**** ***** ** *** **** ******* **** ** ******* and ******* ** ******* **** ** ******. *** ** *****'* matter ** *** **** ** ********* ******* **** **** ** a **** **********, ** ** ***** **** ************** ** **** the ******* **** **** *** ********.

**** ***** **** * ****** ****: *** **** ** **** yourself ** *** ***** *****? ** *** **** **** *** to ** * **** ** **** ******? **, ***'* ***** about ******* ********. ***** ************ *** **** *********.

*'* *** ****** ** ******* ********** ********* ** ***** ** whatever **** ******. *'* **** ******* *** **** **** *** purchase *** (******, ***** ** ******, ******** - ******** ******) it's **** ************** ** ******* *** ****** **** ** ************ access. ** *** ***'* **** ****** ** ** ****, *** pay ************. ** *** **** ** ***** *** ****, *** don't *** ** ** **** *** *****.

** * *** **** ************ ******** ********* * ***** ******* and **** (** **-****) ***/*** *** ******** ******* **** ** optional **********/************ ********, *** ********* **** ** ***** *** ** camera ******. ********* ****: "** ******** ********* ** *** ***** devices *** ************ ************ *** ************* ********".

*********** ******* **** *** ****** *****. ****/****/********** ********* **** ******* security ** *** ********, *** ** *** ***** *** **** or *** ** **** ***** **** ** ******** ****** **** theft. **** *** *** ******* *** ** *** ***** *** user ****** *** ***** ** ********* *******. ** ******** **** the **** ******** ***** **** ***** *** ** **** ** so ******** ** ***** ********.

**** **** *** **** ** ** **** ** ****** *** are ********* ** ***** ** ***** ***** ********, *** **** so *** ***** ******* ******** *** ****** **?

**'* *** ****/**********/**** ***** ** *** **** ******* **** ** details *** ******* ** ******* **** ** ******. ....** ** still **** ************** ** **** *** ******* **** **** *** scammers.

**, * ***'* *** *** ******* *** ** *****'* ****. Your ******* ***** ** ** **** *********** *** ** ***** someone ** ******* *** ***** ** ******* ******* **** **** their ***** ** ****** ** ********. * ****** ******* ***** have ****, "**'* **** ************** *** ** *** **** ****** card ** ****** ** ******** ** ***-******. ** *** **, don't ** ********* ** ******* ** ******* **** **** ****** card *******."

** **** ** ******* *** *** *****, ******* ******* ******** of **** ****** **** ******* **** ***** ******** ********** *** be ********** ****** **** ********. ** **** *******, *** ***** your *** ****** ** *** ***** ***'* * *******. ** my *******, * ***** **** ******* ******** ********* **** *** important. *****, *** ****** * **** * **** ** ****** Pintos ****** ******, ****** **** *********, ********? ** **** ***** is *** **** ***** ** **** ** * ********** ***********...

*** ** *** ******** **** ************?

** *** ******** **** ***** ****!

**** ** ****, ** ******? ;) **** ** *** ***** of *** ****?

** *** ******** '***** ****', **** ** **** (** ***** real) ******** ************ ** - ****** ** ****** ***** ** major ********* (*** ** ******* ***** ******** *** ** ****** analysis). **** ***** **** ****** *** ****** ** *******.

** *** **** ** ****** ****, *'** *** ** ******* about ******, ********, *** *** ********* **** ********* ** **** soon :)

** ** ********* * ****** ** **** * ******* ******?

=)

**'* *** **** ***** ******* ** *** **** ***** **** hasn't **** ****. ****!

*****, **** ** *** ***** ** **** ****?

* **** ** **** *** ***** ******* ** ** *** my ******** *** **** ****** ** *** ***** ********. ** they ***** ***** * ***** **** ***** ** **********.

******* **** ** ****** ** *** **** ************* *** **** people...

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Marketing

Rare Video Surveillance Fundraising - Verkada $15 Million on Apr 19, 2018
Fundraising in video surveillance (and the broader physical security market) has been poor recently. Highlights are few and far in between...
Best and Worst ISC West 2018 on Apr 16, 2018
ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+...
Hikvision Hires Ex-Milestone Head To Lead Global PR on Apr 06, 2018
Hikvision has PR problems. From its failed attempt at hiring a crisis communication writer to their failed anti-IPVM blog series to the increasing...
VMS New Developments Spring 2018 (Avigilon, Exacqvision, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone, Network Optix) on Apr 04, 2018
What's new with VMS software? In this report, we examine new features and releases for Spring 2018 to track different areas of potential...
Stats: Disclosing Vulnerabilities Responsibility? Researcher or Manufacturer on Mar 30, 2018
Getting prompt and appropriate information on vulnerabilities is important for integrators and end users to ensure that their systems are best...
Hanwha / Kaspersky Vulnerability Dispute Examined on Mar 29, 2018
IT media ran numerous reports in the past month featuring two prominent companies - Hanwha (previously part of mega manufacturer Samsung) Techwin...
Destructive Video Analytics Hype Returns on Mar 27, 2018
It is not just Hikvision's false advertising campaign. With marketing money being pumped into deep learning, we are returning to the bad old...
Brivo 'Buy Now' Online Campaign on Mar 26, 2018
Brivo has a new marketing campaign running across the web: Are you ready to buy access control now? Brivo tells IPVM this is a new campaign,...
US / China Tariffs Impact on Video Surveillance on Mar 23, 2018
On March 22, 2018, the US issued a Presidential Memorandum on the Actions by the United States Related to the Section 301 Investigation, with 3...

Most Recent Industry Reports

May 2018 Camera Course on Apr 25, 2018
Save $50 on early registration until this Thursday, the 26th. Register now (save $50) for the Spring 2018 Camera Course This is the only...
Death Of A Dummy Camera Manufacturer on Apr 25, 2018
5 years ago, IPVM gathered insights from a dummy camera manufacturer, who was then the top selling dummy camera provider on Amazon and 3rd in all...
Hikvision Critical Cloud Vulnerability Disclosed on Apr 25, 2018
Security researchers Vangelis Stykas and George Lavdanis discovered a vulnerability in Hikvision's HikConnect cloud service that: just by...
The Yolo Bro And The Death of Journalism on Apr 24, 2018
There's an old quote: The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable Unfortunately, the opposite is more...
DMP Adds Ring Video Doorbell Integration on Apr 24, 2018
Video doorbells have become one of the hottest items for security systems. After several years with no doorbell, DMP has announced integration with...
Milestone 2017 Financials Examined on Apr 24, 2018
For ISC West 2018, Milestone released ... their financials, touting "strong revenue growth in 2017". However, there were discrepancies with the...
Chinese Manufacturer Kickstarter Campaign Huge Success (EverCam) on Apr 23, 2018
In a week, a Chinese manufacturer's expertly done Kickstarter campaign has received $1.4 million in pledges, an incredible amount for a video...
Favorite Biometrics 2018 on Apr 23, 2018
Biometrics are on the rise, or at least integrator opposition to them is declining, according to new IPVM integrator statistics.   Almost half of...
Dahua and Hikvision Win Over $1 Billion In Government-Backed Projects In Xinjiang on Apr 23, 2018
Dahua and Hikvision have won well over $1 billion worth of government-backed surveillance projects in China’s restive Xinjiang province since 2016,...
Global Real-Time Video Surveillance - EarthNow on Apr 20, 2018
A new company, EarthNow, with backing from Bill Gates, Airbus and more, is claiming that: Users will be able to see places on Earth with a delay...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact