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Thu., Jul. 17, 2014
Ketchum Reps Russia, Advised Malaysian Airlines
By Kevin McCauley
 
planeA Malaysian Airlines 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine today, killing all 295 passengers and crew. Ketchum, which was called in by Malaysia Air after the loss of Flight 370 in March, also represents Russia.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014
10 PR Pros on the Hot Seat This Summer
By Greg Hazley
 
hotseatThe summer of 2014 will likely be a long one for these PR professionals.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Albuquerque Loads PR Amid DOJ Police Probe
By Greg Hazley
 
albuquerque PDAlbuquerque's city council is turning to PR firm Garrity Group for help as the city and its police force draw national scrutiny amid a scathing report by the US Department of Justice.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
PR Pro Named Co-Chair at American Apparel on CEO Ouster
By Kevin McCauley
 
american apparelAllan Mayer, head of 42West's strategic communications unit, was named co-chair of American Apparel following the board’s June 18 decision to terminate "with cause" controversial founder/chief Dov Charney.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014
Davison Sits in Burson's PA-Crisis Chair
By Kevin McCauley
 
ann davidsonAnn Davison, a 25-year policy, advocacy, education veteran, joins Burson-Marsteller June 16 as US public affairs and crisis chair.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., May 16, 2014
VA Official Resigns Amid Probe
By Greg Hazley
 
robert petzelRobert Petzel, a senior official at the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs who penned a May 15 USA Today op-ed piece on the crisis at the federal agency, resigned today.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., May 14, 2014
Shelly Sterling Gets PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 

shelly sterlingShelly Sterling, the wife of embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has engaged crisis PR specialist GF Bunting as she navigates the spotlight and fights to keep a stake in the basketball franchise.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
How to Create a Perfect Firestorm and Lose Your Team Without Even Using the N-Word
By Bill Huey
 
sterlingLos Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has created enough controversy to fill a dozen PR textbooks. Listed below are some of the ingredients that went into creating this brouhaha:
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
Crisis Guru Sosnik Advises NBA Commish
By Greg Hazley
 
silverDoug Sosnik, a crisis manager and former political advisor to President Bill Clinton and Sen. Chris Dodd, is counseling NBA Commissioner Adam Silver through the Donald Sterling scandal.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
NBA Commissioner's Path to PR Leadership
By Fraser Seitel
 
adam silverThere's really only one course for a PR leader to take with respect to poor, misguided Donald Sterling, the new Public Enemy No. 1, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
LA Clippers Bring in PR Help After Owner's Racist Rant
By Greg Hazley
 
Updated: Crisis PR specialist Sitrick and Company advised the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers after TMZ.com published a recording of team owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks. The firm said it resigned the account on Sunday morning due to a conflict.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
McDonald's Served Huge PR Blow on Madison Ave
By Kevin McCauley
 
mcdonald'sThe McDonald's restaurant on Madison Ave. and 40th St. is now in its second day of a shutdown, a closure ordered by New York City’s Dept. of Health and Hygiene’s Division of Environmental Health.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
PR Countdown Begins for GM's Barra
By Kevin McCauley
 
mary barraCountdown begins for Mary Barra, the new General Motors chief who appears to have been set up for a fall.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Apr. 3, 2014
GM Taps Former H+K Crisis PR Guru Amid Recall
By Greg Hazley
 

jeff ellerGeneral Motors has brought in former Hill+Knowlton Strategies EVP and crisis guru Jeff Eller as the automaker copes with fallout from a massive recall.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014
Huey: Barra Needs to Take Ownership of GM Crisis
By Bill Huey
 
mary barraMary Barra has been given something of a pass by commentators for dealing with GM's recall forthrightly even though she wasn’t in charge at the time, but in fact she owns this problem.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014
Ketchum Counsels Malaysia Air in Crisis
By Greg Hazley
 
malaysia airKetchum ICON is advising Malaysia Airlines through the disappearance of flight 370 and the international obsession with the airliners disappearance.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Dismal Crisis Management Compounds Tragedy of Malaysian Flight 370
By Richard Nicolazzo
 

malaysianThe manner in which Malaysian government authorities and airline executives communicated with hundreds of journalists pounding away for answers created a circus-like atmosphere that became every bit as explosive as jet fuel.

Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
L'Wren Scott's Firm Helps Deny Financial Woes
By Kevin McCauley
 
lwren scottPR Consulting, the downtown Manhattan fashion boutique used by LS Fashion Limited, the company of the late L'Wren Scott, is denying reports that it is on shaky financial ground.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
GM Gives Good PR Example - Faces Press in Scandal
By Jack ODwyer
 

mary barraGM CEO Mary Barra gave PR a shot in the arm March 18 by having a press conference, reviving an almost dead PR staple. President Obama, J&J, PRSA and others should take note.

 
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
Edelman, Catalyst Suit Up For Under Armour
By Kevin McCauley
 
Edelman and Catalyst are providing “behind-the-scenes” PR counsel for Under Armour, Diane Pelkey, VP-global communications and entertainment, told O’Dwyer’s.
Category: Crisis Communications
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