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Commentary: 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)

Manafort Made Offer that 5W Could Refuse

Thu, Nov. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortPaul Manafort, Trump's indicted campaign manager, and his top deputy offered work to 5W PR chief Ronn Torossian on condition that he avoid FARA and receive payments from offshore accounts.

Podesta Quits as Mueller Indicts Manafort

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Tony PodestaTony Podesta resigns Podesta Group on same day special counsel Robert Mueller indicts Paul Manafort for his work in Ukraine. PG repped European Centre for a Modern Ukraine in PR push organized by Manafort. (2 reader comments)

LDWW Handles Whitefish

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

WhiteFish EnergyLDWW is handling Whitefish Energy, the tiny Montana company that had its $300M contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power lines cancelled Oct. 29 by the island’s governor Ricardo Rossello.

The Importance of Communications in a Crisis

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian You’d think most companies and brands would know by now how to handle a crisis situation. Unfortunately, we’re just not there yet. (1 reader comment)

Fox News Scammed by ‘Veteran’

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFox News’ reputation came under fire this after the network was conned into airing a bogus story featuring a man pretending to be a decorated Vietnam War veteran.

Millennials Most Likely to Ignore Product Recalls

Fri, Oct. 20, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

RecallA recent survey suggests that Millennials are significantly more likely than other age groups to be noncompliant with product return notifications or to even take them seriously. (1 reader comment)

Weinstein's Estranged Wife Seeks Crisis PR

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Georgina ChapmanGeorgina Chapman, co-founder of the high-end Marchesa fashion brand and actress, is "actively looking for crisis PR" help in the aftermath of the alleged sexual misconduct by her husband Harvey Weinstein. (1 reader comment)

MGM Via Joele Frank Disputes LV Shooting Report

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

mandalay bayJoele Frank helps MGM Resorts International dispute revised timeline of the Las Vegas massacre that was carried out from its Mandalay Bay hotel property. (1 reader comment)

Harvey Weinstein Relies on Sitrick & Co.

Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Harvey WeinsteinEmbattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is using Sitrick and Co. as he deals with a slew of sexual harassment allegations, a cascade of condemnation by celebrities/politicos and ouster from Weinstein Co., which is now in the process of changing its name. (4 reader comments)

SKDKnick Denies Weinstein Work

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Harvey WeinsteinDemocrat-leaning SKDKnickerbocker denies media reports that managing director Anita Dunn, former White House communications director and special advisor to President Obama's presidential campaigns, counseled embattled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

MGM Offers Prayers in Wake of Las Vegas Rampage

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mandalay Bay hotelMGM Resorts today is “offering prayers for the victims and gratitude to the brave responders” who responded to the horrific shooting of people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert last night near its Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. (1 reader comment)

Bribery Charges Mean PR Concerns for Adidas

Mon, Oct. 2, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianAthletic footwear maker Adidas stepped into a crisis after an executive was recently named in an investigation into a college basketball recruiting fraud scandal. (1 reader comment)

RPPRP (Rich People’s PR Problems)

Tue, Sep. 26, 2017

By Bill Huey

Bill HueyYou think you have PR problems? Your problems are nothing compared to those of Jeffrey Mezger, CEO of KB Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.

Facebook Playing Damage Control Over “Russian Ads”

Mon, Sep. 25, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFacebook’s unwitting role in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election has put the social media giant in crisis mode. (1 reader comment)

Senate Targets Equifax

Fri, Sep. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

EquifaxSenator Elizabeth Warren today launched an investigation into Edelman client Equifax, which is responsible for the data breach that exposed the personal information of 143M Americans to criminal hackers.

Bell Pottinger Collapses

Tue, Sep. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerBell Pottinger today went into "administration" following fall-out from its racist campaign in South Africa.