There’s an old saying, “there is no such thing as bad publicity", and some really believe it to be true. The maxim originated back in the early 19th century with businessman P.T. Barnum, founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Others are a little more skeptical and wonder if there are really no circumstances under which publicity can be bad. The only way to know for sure is to look at some examples of bad publicity.
The practice of reputation management is something that can be thought of in distinct categories. There is the building of one's reputation which is perhaps the most importance step. The steps of maintaining and recovering your reputation also exist, but it all starts with the building of a reputation to begin with.