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Prime Policy Group Speaks for ‘Dreamers’

Tue, Jan. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Prime PolicyPrime Policy Group is working with the American Immigration Council as it seeks a bipartisan legislation alternative to President Trump’s decision to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration status, which covers nearly 800,000 people, in March. (1 reader comment)

Coca-Cola Slaps McKinsey for South Africa Work

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Coke logoCoca-Cola South Africa has suspended its work with McKinsey, the world’s biggest management consultant, due to its recent ties to an associate of the controversial Gupta family. Bell Pottinger imploded after its Gupta campaign. (2 reader comments)

Be a Social Media Survivor in 2018

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018

By Bob McNaney

Bob McNaneySticks and stones may break your bones. But words? They can demolish your business reputation in a New York minute, especially when amplified and multiplied by the social media megaphone.

The Unreported Effects of a Company in Crisis

Fri, Jan. 5, 2018

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonWhen a company experiences a PR crisis, the effects it has on its blameless workforce, unlike top management, often go unnoticed. (2 reader comments)

5W Responds to Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

Wed, Jan. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bronx building fireD&A Equities Inc., landlord of the century-old Bronx apartment building that caught fire on Dec. 29, killing 12 and injuring 23 people, called in 5W Public Relations to help deal with the tragedy.

Top PR Crises of 2017

Fri, Dec. 29, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Top PR Crises of 2017From seriously mishandled passenger relations to poorly-worded emails and from a ride-sharing service behaving badly to some of the country’s most powerful men being held responsible for sexual misconduct, it was a year to remember in crisis communications.

Accused Times Reporter Returns to the Job

Tue, Dec. 26, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianGlenn Thrush’s return to the New York Times signals the first professional accused in the media industry’s recent wave of sexual harassment ousters to come back to the job after being sent packing. (2 reader comments)

Kushner's Legal Team Seeks Crisis Firm

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jared KushnerThe legal team representing Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and President Trump's son-in-law, is looking to hire a crisis PR firm. (8 reader comments)

B-M Counsels Scandal-Plagued Kobe Steel

Mon, Dec. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kobe steelJapan’s Kobe Steel, which has acknowledged quality control problems on products shipped to auto, aviation, railroad and nuclear power companies for at least a decade, relies on Burson-Marsteller for strategic communications counsel. (1 reader comment)

Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI

Fri, Dec. 1, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CNN coverage of charges against Michael FlynnMichael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, pleading guilty today to lying to the FBI about conversations that he had with the then-Russian ambassador. Plans to cooperate with special counseler Robert Mueller. (11 reader comments)

PR Lessons From Lauer and Keillor

Thu, Nov. 30, 2017

By Curtis Sparrer

Curtis Sparrer The sexual assault scandals of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey were considered the worst PR disasters of the year among Americans, according to a recent survey, and most are cynical when it comes to the public responses issued by people accused of sexual misconduct. (5 reader comments)

Pixar Chief Takes Leave Amid Allegations

Mon, Nov. 27, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianPixar co-founder John Lasseter, who recently announced he’s taking a leave of absence from the animation company, has joined the growing list of powerful men who’ve been accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. (1 reader comment)

Ketchum Catches Wolf

Tue, Nov. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Samantha WolfKetchum has snagged Samantha Wolf from Havas PR for the senior VP-corporate media strategy slot.

Goodell Expects Contract Extension

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianThe National Football League’s forthcoming proposal to offer commissioner Roger Goodell a five-year contract extension has football fans across the nation crying foul. (5 reader comments)

PR Man Kay Bails Out of Louis C.K.

Fri, Nov. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Louis C.K.Kovert Creative CEO Lewis Kay bailed out today on client Louis C.K., who was accused by five different women of sexual misconduct in a New York Times blockbuster report on Nov. 9. He quit after C.K. said the allegations are true and apologized for his actions.

Brathwaite To Exit Probed Podesta Group

Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paul BrathwaitePaul Brathwaite is leaving Podesta Group, which is a target of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Russian meddling in the US election, Dec. 1. (1 reader comment)