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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.

Edelman: Not Everyone Deserves PR Counsel

Thu, Apr. 25, 2013

By Jack O'Dwyer

Richard Edelman"'PR is not like the law,'" said Richard Edelman, quoting his later father, Dan, before an audience of 185 at the Bryant Park Grill, New York, last night. Edelman, who accepted the Paladin Award of the Foundation of PRSA in behalf of his father, said Dan believed that "not everyone deserves representation."