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Fox News Scammed by ‘Veteran’

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFox News’ reputation came under fire this after the network was conned into airing a bogus story featuring a man pretending to be a decorated Vietnam War veteran.

Millennials Most Likely to Ignore Product Recalls

Fri, Oct. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

RecallA recent survey suggests that Millennials are significantly more likely than other age groups to be noncompliant with product return notifications or to even take them seriously. (1 reader comment)

Weinstein's Estranged Wife Seeks Crisis PR

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Georgina ChapmanGeorgina Chapman, co-founder of the high-end Marchesa fashion brand and actress, is "actively looking for crisis PR" help in the aftermath of the alleged sexual misconduct by her husband Harvey Weinstein. (1 reader comment)

MGM Via Joele Frank Disputes LV Shooting Report

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

mandalay bayJoele Frank helps MGM Resorts International dispute revised timeline of the Las Vegas massacre that was carried out from its Mandalay Bay hotel property. (1 reader comment)

Harvey Weinstein Relies on Sitrick & Co.

Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Harvey WeinsteinEmbattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is using Sitrick and Co. as he deals with a slew of sexual harassment allegations, a cascade of condemnation by celebrities/politicos and ouster from Weinstein Co., which is now in the process of changing its name. (4 reader comments)

SKDKnick Denies Weinstein Work

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Harvey WeinsteinDemocrat-leaning SKDKnickerbocker denies media reports that managing director Anita Dunn, former White House communications director and special advisor to President Obama's presidential campaigns, counseled embattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

MGM Offers Prayers in Wake of Las Vegas Rampage

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mandalay Bay hotelMGM Resorts today is “offering prayers for the victims and gratitude to the brave responders” who responded to the horrific shooting of people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert last night near its Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. (1 reader comment)

Bribery Charges Mean PR Concerns for Adidas

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianAthletic footwear maker Adidas stepped into a crisis after an executive was recently named in an investigation into a college basketball recruiting fraud scandal. (1 reader comment)

RPPRP (Rich People’s PR Problems)

Tue, Sep. 26, 2017

By Bill Huey

Bill HueyYou think you have PR problems? Your problems are nothing compared to those of Jeffrey Mezger, CEO of KB Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.

Facebook Playing Damage Control Over “Russian Ads”

Mon, Sep. 25, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFacebook’s unwitting role in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election has put the social media giant in crisis mode. (1 reader comment)

Senate Targets Equifax

Fri, Sep. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

EquifaxSenator Elizabeth Warren today launched an investigation into Edelman client Equifax, which is responsible for the data breach that exposed the personal information of 143M Americans to criminal hackers.

Bell Pottinger Collapses

Tue, Sep. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerBell Pottinger today went into "administration" following fall-out from its racist campaign in South Africa.

Critical Steps to Include in Your Crisis Communication Plan

Tue, Sep. 12, 2017

By Dan Dunn

Dan Dunn Having a crisis communication plan in place before you need it can determine whether that disruption remains a short-term blip or becomes a major PR disaster that causes long-term damage to the organization’s reputation and bottom line.

Equifax Fails Opening Round of its Hacking Crisis

Fri, Sep. 8, 2017

By T.J. Winick

EquifaxEquifax’s initial response to bombshell disclosure that the personal information of 143 million people was compromised in a data breach between May and July is widely condemned. (4 reader comments)

Clock Ticks for Bell Pottinger

Wed, Sep. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

BDOEmbattled Bell Pottinger has hired financial advisor BDO to look at all options regarding the future of the business.

PR Issues Surround Suspended Running Back

Tue, Sep. 5, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension relating to domestic assault allegations has all the makings of another PR nightmare for the National Football League. (3 reader comments)

Be Careful in Donating to Harvey Victims

Tue, Sep. 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

American Red CrossMany billions will be needed for victims of Harvey but donors must be wary of where they send funds. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund sends 100% of donations to victims.

Wells Fargo Revises Account Fraud Damage

Thu, Aug. 31, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Wells FargoWells Fargo, in light of a recent internal review, announced that the account fraud scandal that rocked the banking and financial services giant last year was even worse than previously reported. (1 reader comment)

Mueller Subpoenas Manafort’s PR Rep

Wed, Aug. 30, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jason MaloniSpecial counsel Robert Mueller issued a subpoena Aug. 28 to Jason Maloni, spokesperson for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.