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Category: Crisis CommunicationsReturn to Latest News
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015
SC City Gets PR Help After Police Shooting Death Goes National
By Greg Hazley
 
hammondThe South Carolina city of Seneca has brought in PR help after the police shooting of an unarmed, 19-year-old man draws national attention and a federal probe.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 31, 2015
APCO Establishes ER
By Kevin McCauley
 
APCO WorldwideAPCO Worldwide chief Brad Staples has launched APCO ER to provide a team of first PR responders, which it says stand poised for activation within 60 minutes of emergency situation notification.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 29, 2015
SKDKnick Suits Up for Planned Parenthood
By Kevin McCauley
 
Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood, which is under a blistering assault from conservative groups and Republicans for what they framed as the "baby organ trafficking" scandal,  has hired crisis firm SKDKnickerbocker to handle its crisis.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 27, 2015
NY Mag Deals PR Blow to Bill Cosby
By Kevin McCauley
 

New York MagazineNew York Magazine deals devastating blow to Bill Cosby's defense by publishing black and white front cover showing the 35 women who alleged that were sexually abused by the comedian. Who will emerge next to sit in empty chair?

Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jul. 23, 2015
Blog: MWW Makes Smart, Gutsy Move on Weiner
By Kevin McCauley
 
anthony weinerIn hiring former Brooklyn Congressman Anthony Weiner as a part-time consultant, MWWPR made a shrewd and gutsy move that puts the New Jersey-born (East Rutherford) firm on the Big Apple's radar.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 22, 2015
Image Turnaround Tips for Trump
By Bill Huey
 
hueyIf Donald Trump wants to undertake a focused program to rehabilitate himself and the public image, this is what he should do.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 20, 2015
Thank You, Donald Trump
By Kevin McCauley
 
trumpThank you, Donald Trump for enlivening a slow summer news season.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 20, 2015
Anti-Iran Nuke Pact Group Gets Rational
By Kevin McCauley
 
iranCitizens for a Nuclear Free Iran is using Rational 360 for media support as it plans a $20M ad effort to thwart President Obama's signature foreign policy achievement.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 20, 2015
Online Cheating Site Gets Crisis PR Counsel Amid Hack
By Greg Hazley
 
ashley madisonAshleyMadison.com, the 37-million-user online dating site for people looking to have affairs, has brought in PR support amid a reported hack.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015
Blog: El Chapo Springs PR Gift to Trump
By Kevin McCauley
 
trump, chapoEl Chapo, the notorious drug lord who broke out of a Mexican maximum security prison on Saturday, has delivered a priceless PR gift to entertainer and Republican presidential wannabe Donald Trump.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015
Finsbury Handles Ouster of Barclays CEO
By Kevin McCauley
 
anthony jenkinsFinsbury is working the ouster of Barclays PLC chief Anthony Jenkins after his disappointing three-year reign at the British banking giant.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jul. 7, 2015
5W Works to Nix Iran Nuke Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 

rally5W Public Relations is promoting the "Stop Iran Now" rally set for New York's Times Square July 22 designed to kill the nuclear deal currently negotiated between Iran and world powers.

 
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jul. 2, 2015
Indiana Nixes PR Pact Tied to Religious Freedom Fallout
By Greg Hazley
 
indianaIndiana has cancelled its contract with Porter Novelli, inked in May over fallout from the state's religious freedom law.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Blog: People of Charleston Pave Way for New America
By Kevin McCauley
 
charlestonCharleston's response to the racist terror attack on nine African-Americans attending bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is an inspiring example of "people power" at its finest hour.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Toyota Chief Apologizes for Hamp's Arrest
By Kevin McCauley
 
akio toyodaToyota chief Akio Toyoda apologized today for the uproar triggered by the arrest of PR chief Julie Hamp on suspicion of bringing illegal drugs into the country.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
UK Gold Medalist Enlists Freuds Amid Reports He Missed Drug Tests
By Greg Hazley
 
mo farahMo Farah, the gold medal-winning UK Olympian distance runner, has engaged crisis PR counsel in the wake of a report that he missed two drug tests in the run-up to the 2012 Games.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jun. 10, 2015
C&W's Williams Heads Crisis PR for Oil Spill Specialist Witt O'Brien's
By Greg Hazley
 
russ williamsRuss Williams, senior VP for crisis and issues management at Cohn & Wolfe, has moved to Washington-based crisis and disaster specialist Witt O'Brien's as VP of crisis communications.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 4, 2015
Ashton Aids Takata's Crisis PR Effort
By Greg Hazley
 
takataAshton Consulting is tackling overseas PR for embattled airbag maker Takata as the Japanese company struggles to move forward from its historic recall.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jun. 3, 2015
G&S Aids Heartland in Data Breach
By Greg Hazley
 
heartlandHeartland Payment Systems, the $2B publicly traded payment processor that suffered a damaging data breach in 2008, said this week that four computers containing 2,200 customers' personal information were stolen in a California burglary last month.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., May 29, 2015
Spurned Bridge Group Says New York Times Is Talking to It
By Jack ODwyer
 

acblBridge players, miffed that the New York Times dropped the bridge column after 80 years, are buoyed by news that NYT is "talking to the American Contract Bridge League about a solution."

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