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Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Mechanic Shortage Grounds Air Force
By Joe Honick
 
joe honickAir Force's limited ISIS campaign is undermined by two terribly costly wars, overruns, waste and inefficiencies. How would US respond to a broader conflict with a worthy adversary?
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Seitel: Christie & Ebola - A PR Disaster
By Fraser Seitel
 
fraser seitelNo matter how hard New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tries, he can't help enveloping himself in one public relations nightmare after another.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
UNC Bills $782K at Edelman Amid Scandal
By Greg Hazley
 
uncThe University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's PR has racked up a $782K tab with Edelman, reports the News & Observer.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Oct. 27, 2014
Steptoe & Johnson Lawyer Counsels B-M Clients
By Kevin McCauley
 
jim mooreheadJim Moorehead, a partner at Washington's Steptoe & Johnson, has moved to Burson-Marsteller as managing director in its US PA & crisis practice in D.C.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
Ex-Ford PR Head Alleges Phone Tapping
By Greg Hazley
 
jason vinesJason Vines, who led communications for Ford in the early 2000s during the Firestone tire crisis, alleges in a new book that the company tapped his phone and car with surveillance devices during the crisis.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
PR Lessons Learned from the Met Fiasco
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonNew York's Met Opera production of "The Death of Klinghoffer" is a PR disaster for the instution, but the money-making organization has the First Amendment right to do so.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Failed St. Louis School District Wants PR Firm
By Greg Hazley
 
normandyThe north St. Louis school district dissolved by the state of Missouri in June after poor performance and reborn as a collaborative has been looking for a firm to handle all PR and communications.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Noble Energy Taps FTI as Tension Mounts in Mediterranean
By Kevin McCauley
 
nobleNoble Energy, which has major holdings offshore Cyprus, hires FTI Consulting as Turkey stakes claim in the region.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Obama Names Politico Ebola Czar
By Kevin McCauley
 
ron klainPresident Obama, pressured by Democrats and Republican over the shaky federal response to the Ebola virus, today named Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice President Biden and ex-VP Gore, as Ebola czar.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Ebola: Caught in an Information Vortex
By Richard Nicolazzo
 
Richard NicolazzoAfter systematic and operational failures to deal with the Ebola crisis, crisis communicaitons is left holding the bag.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Burson Aids Texas Ebola Hospital
By Greg Hazley
 
texas healthThe Texas hospital where a patient died from Ebola and two healthcare workers contracted the deadly disease has brought in Burson-Marsteller for crisis PR support.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
NJ Town Rocked By Football Hazing Taps Crisis PR
By Greg Hazley
 
sayreThe Sayreville School District in New Jersey is working with Abernathy MacGregor Group on crisis communications as administrators cope with a football hazing scandal drawing national attention.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
McAndrew Unplugs Cablevision for Xylem
By Greg Hazley
 
kelly mcandrewKelly McAndrew, a top corporate communications exec for Cablevision and Viacom, has moved to $3.8BN water technology and services company Xylem as VP of global public affairs.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PR Perils of the 21st Century Press Conference
By Fraser Seitel
 
goodell, biscottiPress conferences are dicey, dangerous and often a complete waste of time and money -- as the NFL and the Ravens found out this month.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Huey: NFL's Blitzed Leader
By Bill Huey
 

goodellThe NFL's Roger Goodell is like a man dancing on an ice floe that has entered the Gulf Stream, with the water warming and the dance floor shrinking.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
NFL Commissioner Faces Press in Mea Culpa
By Greg Hazley
 
goodellA contrite National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized today amid the league's simmering conduct scandal, but said he has not considered resigning. The press conference was Goodell's first appearance in nine days.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Sobel: Ray Rice Case Offers Teachable PR Moment for NFL
By Scott Sobel
 
scott sobelThere could be a benefit of social redemption for the NFL in the Ray Rice case -- more as a teaching tool for prevention of domestic violence and abuse rather than a meat cleaver-like warning to its players and staff.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Procter & Gamble Hits NFL
By Kevin McCauley
 
nflProcter & Gamble has pulled its league-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative with the National Football League due to its domestic abuse crisis.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Sep. 17, 2014
Torossian Targets Met
By Kevin McCauley
 
klinghoffer5W Public Relations chief Ronn Torossian is promoting the Sept. 22 rally to protest the Metropolitan Opera's gala opening of the controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer."
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
Obama Aide Tackles NFL Mess
By Kevin McCauley
 
cynthia hoganCynthia Hogan, who was policy advisor for President Obama, has joined the NFL as senior VP/public policy and government affairs.
Category: Crisis Communications
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