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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 O'Dwyer
 

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
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
School District in Lunch Takeaway Flap Mulls PR
By Greg Hazley
 

The Salt Lake City School District that drew global attention after an elementary school took away $2 lunches from kids has run a closed RFP process to consider hiring a PR firm to tackle the fallout.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014
Dart Works Woody Allen's PR Offensive
By Kevin McCauley
 
woody allenLeslee Dart of celebrity powerhouse 42 West is operating in high gear, defending long-time client Woody Allen against sexual molestation charges put forward by Dylan Farrow.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Feb. 10, 2014
Sound PR Advice Would Have Saved A-Rod
By Fraser Seitel
 
A-RodA-Rod’s capitulation last week was a complete and utter defeat for himself and his high-powered team of legal and public relations consultants.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Sitrick Huddles with Incognito
By Kevin McCauley
 
incognitoSitrick and Company is handling Richie Incognito, the former Miami Dolphins lineman who is a focus of the National Football League’s alleged bullying situation.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014
JetBlue Passengers Seeing Red (Again)
By Ronn Torossian
 
JetBlue is off to a shaky 2014 as weather-related problems and new pilot-rest rules have forced the carrier to cancel tens of flights, stranding thousands of passengers.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
PR Firm Quits Chemical Company in Spill
By Greg Hazley
 
freedomUpdated 1/13/2014: Charleston, W.V., PR firm Charles Ryan & Associates has dropped the chemical company in a Jan. 9 spill that left 300K without clean drinking water in the Mountain Sta
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Nicolazzo: Christie's Press Conference Debacle
By Richard Nicolazzo
 
Stepping up and taking responsibility is the right thing to do in a crisis, but Gov. Chris Christie’s unprecedented, 107-minute press conference was so far over the top that it defies logic.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
PR Pros React to Christie Press Conference
By Greg Hazley
 
PR pros react on Twitter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's "Bridgegate" scandal press conference today:
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Private Service Training Firm Rejects Harper's Portrait
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Louise StarkeyMary Louise Starkey, founder of the Starkey International Institute, Denver, has rejected many of the claims and statements in the 16-page description of the Institute that is the cover story in the January Harper's authored by John P. Davidson.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Duck Dynasty Crisis Shows Power of Social Media
By David Johnson
 
Duck DynastyThe A&E Network announced last week that they were lifting their suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and bringing him back less than a week after suspending him for remarks he made in GQ in regards to homosexuals and African-Americans.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Nicolazzo: School Heads Have One of the Toughest PR Jobs in America
By Richard Nicolazzo
 

nicolazzoWe’ve learned that while schools conduct table-top mock drills and maintain simple “crisis contact lists,” few have specific, written contingency crisis communications plans in place.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Lululemon Dons PR Support in Corporate Shakeup
By Greg Hazley
 

lululemonLululemon athletica, the Vancouver-based yoga apparel marketer roughed up on the PR front this year, retained Weber Shandwick to handle news of its CEO succession and exit of its outspoken chairman this week.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Barneys Uses SF Crisis Pro in 'Shop and Frisk' Scandal
By Kevin McCauley
 
michael yakiBarneys New York, the upscale retailer immersed in an alleged "shop and frisk" policy toward black shoppers crisis, has retained a civil rights consultant/crisis PR/PA pro to review its customer service practices.
Category: Crisis Communications
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