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Category: Crisis CommunicationsReturn to Latest News
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Lufthansa Flies Into PR Nightmare
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian Lufthansa mishandled a Thanksgiving crisis when pilots walked off the job after a bitter pay dispute failed to reach an agreement.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Foot Locker Ad Gets Tom Brady to Address Deflategate
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian Foot Locker’s new ad featuring Tom Brady bring a long-standing NFL controversy front and center. (1 reader comment)
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
Agency Adds Cyber Crime, Terrorism Capabilities
By Jon Gingerich
Tellem Grody Public Relations, Inc.Tellem Grody Public Relations has expanded its crisis management practice to include cyber-crime, homeland threats and terrorism.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
New Balance Misjudged Base Says Crenshaw
By Editorial Staff
Dorothy CrenshawThe athletic shoe company, unwittingly linked to white supremacists after praising President-elect Trump's trade policies, should never have weighed in on the subject, says PR pro Dorothy Crenshaw.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
Goodell Finally Recognizes NFL Faults
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian The NFL has fallen out of favor with fans in recent years and ratings have plummeted. Now it appears commissioner Roger Goodell is finally acknowledging some of the league’s missteps. (2 reader comments)
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
FBI Uncovers New Clinton Emails
By Arthur Solomon

arthur solomonThe FBI earlier today made headlines with its bombshell announcement that it would review new information regarding the discovery of emails relevant to the Hillary Clinton investigation. (6 reader comments)

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Ruder Finn Unveils New Reputation Management Unit
By Jon Gingerich

Rufer FinnRuder Finn has launched a new global reputation and risk management practice.

Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Wells Fargo Rolls Out Latest PR Pitch
By Editorial Staff
Wells Fargo new commercialSlow-motion footage of the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoach set to a calming soundtrack is meant to assure customers that everything will be all right. (1 reader comment)
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian HP’s decision to double the number of jobs the company said it would slash this fiscal year could result in major PR issues for the company. (1 reader comment)
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
Stumpf Steps Down at Wells Fargo
By Jon Gingerich
John StumpfFacing a firestorm of criticism amid a massive fraud scandal, embattled Wells Fargo chairman and CEO John Stumpf has retired from the company and its board, effectively immediately. (7 reader comments)
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
BP Oil Spill Disaster Film Puts Blame on Many
By Jack O'Dwyer

deepwater horizon“Deepwater Horizon” is a riveting film about the BP 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that was the worst in U.S. history, costing 11 lives and taking 87 days to bring under control.

Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Sep. 29, 2016
Why Heather Bresch Should Fire Herself
By Fraser Seitel
Fraser SeitelAfter coming under fire for inflating the cost of its life-saving EpiPens, Mylan responded to the crisis only to have CEO Heather Bresch snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. (5 reader comments)
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Sep. 20, 2016
The Impossible Standard of Vetting in a Post 9/11 Era
By Eric Lebson
Eric LebsonCompanies that perform pre-employment vetting services are being held to the impossible standard of effectively singling out anyone who is potentially imbalanced or harbors ill intent.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Sep. 19, 2016
Should Rapists Be Allowed in the Football Hall of Fame?
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian The Pro Football Hall of Fame reached new levels of scrutiny after Darren Sharper was included in its list of potential nominees.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Sep. 15, 2016
My Wells Fargo Folly: Investing Alongside Warren Buffett
By Eric Starkman
Eric Starkman The magnitude of dishonesty behind the allegation that Wells Fargo employees opened two million bogus accounts without customers’ consent makes it hard to buy CEO Stumpf’s claim that the bank “created no incentive to do bad things.”
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 9, 2016
Account Fraud Scandal Puts Wells Fargo in Crisis Mode
By Jon Gingerich
Wells FargoWells Fargo Bank yesterday was hit with a massive enforcement action by regulators over “widespread unlawful sales practices,” including allegations that thousands of the bank’s employees had created fake customer accounts in a bid to boost sales.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Sep. 8, 2016
Airbnb Combats Discrimination Stigma
By Jon Gingerich
AirbnbAirBnB has introduced a sweeping series of policy changes amid charges of discrimination from minority travelers who use the site.
Category: Crisis Communications
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Fri., Dec. 2
Wearing Blinders: The Sports Sponsors Playbook
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Thu., Dec. 1
A Vote is Only the Beginning of Democracy
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Tue., Nov. 29
Taxes and Identity Theft
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Tue., Nov. 29
Storyshowing 2.0: Catering to Instantaneous Need
By Rory Schaff
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Mon., Nov. 28
Anti-Trump Journalist Group Has Banquet Sans Humble Pie
By Jack O'Dwyer
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Mon., Nov. 28
The Art of Trump’s Failed NYT Deal
By Eric Starkman
Eric Starkman

Mon., Nov. 28
Lufthansa Flies Into PR Nightmare
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian

Mon., Nov. 28
Matching the Vision of PR Buyers with PR Sellers
By Rick Gould
Rick Gould

Mon., Nov. 28
Corporations Look to White House for Top Comms. Pros
By Nick Kalm
Nick Kalm

Wed., Nov. 23
Double Spaces Are Dead. Here’s Why You Should Care
By Rachel Thomas
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Mon., Nov. 28
Rhode Island Issues RFPs
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
By Jon Gingerich
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
Barbados RFP

Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
Santa Monica

Mon., Oct. 17
Redmond, WA Wants Creative Services
City of Redmond

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