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Category: Crisis CommunicationsReturn to Latest News
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Epi-Pen Maker Trying to Repair Reputation
By Ronn Torossian
 
Ronn Torossian Pharmaceutical company Mylan hasn't done the work needed to save its reputation and customer base in the wake of its controversial price hike of lifesaving medical device EpiPen.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
IKEA in Furniture Recall Crisis
By Ronn Torossian
 
Ronn Torossian IKEA made a small crisis worse when it mishandled the recall of a popular furniture item.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
Booze Sank Lochte; Alcohol Under Worldwide Attack
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

America BudweiserBoisterous, alcohol-driven behavior by swimmer Ryan Lochte Aug. 14 touched off an incident that dominated Olympics coverage for several days. Alcohol consumption is under new worldwide attack.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
Lochte Indicted But Now Reps “Forgiving” Cough Drops
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Pine Bros. cough dropsBrazilian police have charged Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report but Pine Bros., which touts its cough drops as “forgiving,” will feature him in its ads.

Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
Michael Moore Rips Rio, Says Lochte Lynched
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Michael MooreMichael Moore has torn into the criticism that has rained on Olympic Gold Medal winner Ryan Lochte because of a run-in Aug. 14 with armed guards in Rio de Janeiro.

Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Sponsors Dump Lochte; Mom had Tipped Press
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Ryan LochteSponsors Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Gentle Hair Removal dumped Ryan Lochte. His mother, Ileana, had told reporters of the incident resulting in NBC’s Billy Bush nabbing Lochte on the beach.

Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Sard Aids Eddie Bauer in Cyber Attack
By Editorial Staff
 
Eddie BauerOutdoor apparel brand Eddie Bauer engaged Sard Verbinnen & Co. after the retailer was hit by a cyber attack and data breach.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Keillor Retires with Crisis Averted
By Joe Honick
 

Joe HonickFor reasons still unknown, an anti-Jewish tirade by Garrison Keillor was completely overlooked by fans and the media.

Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016
Brazil, Olympics Officials and Media Savage Lochte; Accuser Is Accused
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Ryan Lochte with Matt LauerOlympic swimmer Ryan Lochte almost drowned in news stories last week as Brazilian, Olympic officials and compliant media faulted him and fellow swimmers after guns had been pointed at them and they forked over $50.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
Ryan Lochte Gets PR Help
By Editorial Staff
 
Ryan LochteOlympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, embroiled in controversy over a disputed robbery in Rio de Janeiro, is working with crisis PR counseler Matthew Hiltzik. Apology follows.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Turkey Hires APCO for Post-Coup PR
By Editorial Staff
 
turkeyTurkey, which endured an attempted military coup in July that many blame on the US, has engaged APCO Worldwide to foster stronger ties with the US through a PR push.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Is Common Courtesy Dying?
By Rene Henry
 
Rene HenryA lack of common courtesy today is causing us economic, social and psychological harm.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
Public Relations Miscues at the DNC
By Ronn Torossian
 

Ronn Torossian A rundown of the public relations snafus that occurred during the Democratic National Convention.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Crisis Pro Stepno Exits Booz for APCO
By Editorial Staff
 
kelly stepnoKelly Stepno, a senior associate for Booz Allen Hamilton, has moved to APCO Worldwide as senior director for crisis management and litigation communication.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Montieth & Co. Aids Embattled Hedge Fund
By Editorial Staff
 
platinum partnersEmbattled hedge fund Platinum Partners is relying on Montieth & Company for PR support as it faces prosecutors and regulators amid accusations of a bribery scheme and fraud.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Cleveland Looks Great After GOP Convention
By Ronn Torossian
 

Ronn TorossianBased solely on impressions left by the Republican National Convention, one thing is abundantly clear: Cleveland rocks.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 22, 2016
Tupelo Gets PR Help After Police Shooting
By Editorial Staff
 
danny blantonThe City of Tupelo, Miss., has engaged crisis PR counsel after the June 18 police shooting of an African-American man following a traffic stop drew national attention.
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Tue., Aug. 30
Epi-Pen Maker Trying to Repair Reputation
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Mon., Aug. 29
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Mon., Aug. 29
Booze Sank Lochte; Alcohol Under Worldwide Attack
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Fri., Aug. 26
Lochte Indicted But Now Reps “Forgiving” Cough Drops
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Thu., Aug. 25
Michael Moore Rips Rio, Says Lochte Lynched
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Tue., Aug. 23
Sponsors Dump Lochte; Mom had Tipped Press
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Tue., Aug. 23
Keillor Retires with Crisis Averted
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Mon., Aug. 22
Brazil, Olympics Officials and Media Savage Lochte; Accuser Is Accused
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Mon., Aug. 22
It's Time to Show Some Respect for Our Flag
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Fri., Aug. 19
Donald Trump's 'Apology'
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