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Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Sponsors Dump Lochte; Mom had Tipped Press
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Ryan LochteSponsors Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Gentle Hair Removal dumped Ryan Lochte. His mother, Ileana, had told reporters of the incident resulting in NBC’s Billy Bush nabbing Lochte on the beach.

Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Sard Aids Eddie Bauer in Cyber Attack
By Editorial Staff
 
Eddie BauerOutdoor apparel brand Eddie Bauer engaged Sard Verbinnen & Co. after the retailer was hit by a cyber attack and data breach.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Keillor Retires with Crisis Averted
By Joe Honick
 

Joe HonickFor reasons still unknown, an anti-Jewish tirade by Garrison Keillor was completely overlooked by fans and the media.

Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016
Brazil, Olympics Officials and Media Savage Lochte; Accuser Is Accused
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Ryan Lochte with Matt LauerOlympic swimmer Ryan Lochte almost drowned in news stories last week as Brazilian, Olympic officials and compliant media faulted him and fellow swimmers after guns had been pointed at them and they forked over $50.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
Ryan Lochte Gets PR Help
By Editorial Staff
 
Ryan LochteOlympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, embroiled in controversy over a disputed robbery in Rio de Janeiro, is working with crisis PR counseler Matthew Hiltzik. Apology follows.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Turkey Hires APCO for Post-Coup PR
By Editorial Staff
 
turkeyTurkey, which endured an attempted military coup in July that many blame on the US, has engaged APCO Worldwide to foster stronger ties with the US through a PR push.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Is Common Courtesy Dying?
By Rene Henry
 
Rene HenryA lack of common courtesy today is causing us economic, social and psychological harm.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
Public Relations Miscues at the DNC
By Ronn Torossian
 

Ronn Torossian A rundown of the public relations snafus that occurred during the Democratic National Convention.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Crisis Pro Stepno Exits Booz for APCO
By Editorial Staff
 
kelly stepnoKelly Stepno, a senior associate for Booz Allen Hamilton, has moved to APCO Worldwide as senior director for crisis management and litigation communication.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Montieth & Co. Aids Embattled Hedge Fund
By Editorial Staff
 
platinum partnersEmbattled hedge fund Platinum Partners is relying on Montieth & Company for PR support as it faces prosecutors and regulators amid accusations of a bribery scheme and fraud.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Cleveland Looks Great After GOP Convention
By Ronn Torossian
 

Ronn TorossianBased solely on impressions left by the Republican National Convention, one thing is abundantly clear: Cleveland rocks.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 22, 2016
Tupelo Gets PR Help After Police Shooting
By Editorial Staff
 
danny blantonThe City of Tupelo, Miss., has engaged crisis PR counsel after the June 18 police shooting of an African-American man following a traffic stop drew national attention.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Elon Musk: You’re Doing it Wrong
By Ronn Torossian
 

Ronn TorossianElon Musk’s response to the death of a driver who was using Tesla’s autopilot feature shows a lack of skill in handling pressure and the press.

Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jul. 18, 2016
Pokémon Go Players Disregard Property Lines and Rights
By Ronn Torossian
 
Ronn TorossianPokémon Go has taken the nation by storm, but some aren’t amused by the unwanted foot traffic the game encourages on their property.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 8, 2016
Tips for Avoiding a Johnny Football Fumble of Your Own
By Aaron Gordon
 

Aaron GordonJohnny Manziel’s attorney accidentally sent damaging texts to an Associated Press reporter. Here’s how you can avoid making the same mistake.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Disney’s Reputation Will Endure Tragedy
By Ronn Torossian
 
Ronn TorossianThe “happiest place on earth” doesn’t take its reputation lightly, and because of that, Disney will weather the recent events in Orlando with little loss to its bottom line.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Disney Tragedy Holds Important Lessons for PR
By Bill Huey
 
bill hueyThe tragic death of Lane Graves, the two-year-old-boy from Nebraska who was attacked by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort this week, holds some important lessons for PR practitioners. (2 reader comments)
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