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Page Center Honors Bill George, John Onoda, Gwen Ifill

Fri, Jan. 5, 2018

By Jack O'Dwyer

The Page CenterThe Arthur W. Page Center is honoring Bill George, senior fellow, Harvard Business School and former CEO of Medtronic; John Onoda, consultant for Gagen MacDonald, and posthumously PBS NewsHour host Gwen Ifill.

Trump Brand is a Loser

Wed, Nov. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Trump hatFor the sake of the reeling Trump Organization, Donald Trump’s presidency can’t end soon enough. It needs the boss back in the corporate saddle. (2 reader comments)

Bell Pottinger Appeals Sanctions

Fri, Sep. 1, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerBell Pottinger appealed the ruling by Britain's ethics watchdog that its controversial campaign that stirred up racial tensions in South Africa violated its PR code of conduct.

Tylenol Murders, J&J's "Spin City," Has Birthday Today

Mon, Sep. 29, 2014

By Jack O'Dwyer

johnson & johnsonToday is the 32nd anniversary of the seven Tylenol murders, a crime buried in a whirlwind of lies that made a hero out of the company that bore heavy responsibility for the murders -- Johnson & Johnson. 

Ethics of Tobacco PR Argued by Holmes, Cohen

Thu, Sep. 18, 2014

By Jack O'Dwyer

panelPaul Holmes of The Holmes Report and ex-New York Times “Ethicist” columnist Randy Cohen argued heatedly Sept. 8 about the ethics of repping tobacco (Holmes favoring it).

Omnicom Sues Stockholder to Protect Management Edge

Sun, Feb. 23, 2014

By Jack O'Dwyer

Omnicom's suit against stockholder John Chevedden is an instance of management wanting to protect its ability to know how stockholders are voting while deying that info to dissident groups.

Ethics Gets Lots of Talk, Not Much Practice in PR

Tue, Feb. 18, 2014

By Jack O'Dwyer

george washingtonEthics generates lots of talk in PR but little action on thorny subjects such as criticisms of J&J’s handling of the Tylenol murders, trade groups sitting on their tax returns, “secret societies” like PR Seminar, reporters blocked and/or threatened with physical harm, etc.