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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.

Critical Steps to Include in Your Crisis Communication Plan

Tue, Sep. 12, 2017

By Dan Dunn

Dan Dunn Having a crisis communication plan in place before you need it can determine whether that disruption remains a short-term blip or becomes a major PR disaster that causes long-term damage to the organization’s reputation and bottom line.

Equifax Fails Opening Round of its Hacking Crisis

Fri, Sep. 8, 2017

By T.J. Winick

EquifaxEquifax’s initial response to bombshell disclosure that the personal information of 143 million people was compromised in a data breach between May and July is widely condemned. (4 reader comments)

Clock Ticks for Bell Pottinger

Wed, Sep. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

BDOEmbattled Bell Pottinger has hired financial advisor BDO to look at all options regarding the future of the business.

PR Issues Surround Suspended Running Back

Tue, Sep. 5, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension relating to domestic assault allegations has all the makings of another PR nightmare for the National Football League. (3 reader comments)

Be Careful in Donating to Harvey Victims

Tue, Sep. 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

American Red CrossMany billions will be needed for victims of Harvey but donors must be wary of where they send funds. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund sends 100% of donations to victims.

Wells Fargo Revises Account Fraud Damage

Thu, Aug. 31, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Wells FargoWells Fargo, in light of a recent internal review, announced that the account fraud scandal that rocked the banking and financial services giant last year was even worse than previously reported. (1 reader comment)

Mueller Subpoenas Manafort’s PR Rep

Wed, Aug. 30, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jason MaloniSpecial counsel Robert Mueller issued a subpoena Aug. 28 to Jason Maloni, spokesperson for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Kushner Cos. Hires WPP's Finsbury

Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kushner Cos.The family real estate business of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and advisor, has hired Finsbury, the crisis communications savvy firm owned by WPP.

Trump Steals Harvey’s Spotlight

Mon, Aug. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Tropical storm HarveyThe Trump Train's scheduled trip to Texas is grandstanding and an unnecessary distraction in the chaos of the storm-ravaged Lone Star State. (6 reader comments)

Heller Splits with Kushner

Thu, Aug. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Risa HellerRisa Heller, the well-connected New York PR pro, has split with Kushner Cos., the family real estate company of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. (1 reader comment)

Bragman Takes on 'The Mooch'

Mon, Aug. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Howard Bragman with Anthony ScaramucciHollywood publicist Howard Bragman, who has extensive experiences in crisis, celebrity and LGBT categories, takes on 'The Mooch.'

Feds Say Calling Beer 'America' Is O.K.

Fri, Aug. 18, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Tom HogueU.S. Treasury Dept., in an email to, which had said “America” on Budweiser beer bottles appeared to be illegal, said the labels were accepted on “our public certificate of approval registry.”

Federal Law Prohibits 'America' on Beer Bottles, Cans

Fri, Aug. 11, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

John ManfredaBudweiser’s use of “America” on millions of bottles and cans, most of which end up in the trash or worse, is a violation of federal law against symbols that imply government endorsement.