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Employer of PRSA Chair-elect Candidate Hit with Fraud Charges

Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

CenturyLinkCenturyLink, $17.9 billion telecom company whose communications is headed by Debra Peterson, candidate for 2018 chair-elect of PRSA, has been hit with fraud charges that could cost it up to $12B. (1 reader comment)

Sitrick Says 'Sorry' for Trump Lawyer Kasowitz

Fri, Jul. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Washington Post article on Marc KasowitzCrisis counselor Mike Sitrick represents Marc Kasowitz, President Trump's attorney on the Russia investigation who has apologized for a series of angry and profane emails sent to a stranger who called on him to resign. (1 reader comment)

Squire Patton Boggs Powers Westinghouse

Fri, Jul. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

WestinghouseSquire Patton Boggs is working for bankrupt Westinghouse Electric as parent company Toshiba shops for a buyer for the maker of nuclear power plants.

SVB, Edelman Work Takata Reorg, Sale

Wed, Jun. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

TakataSard Verbinnen & Co. is representing Takata Corp., which on June 25 filed the biggest bankruptcy by a Japanese manufacturer, while Edelman handles its takeover by a Chinese company.

WPP Rocked by Cyberattack

Tue, Jun. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Goldeneye virusMartin Sorrell's WPP holding company has been rocked by what is being called the "GoldenEye" virus, which has put its website out of commission.

Murray Energy Faces Attacks Following John Oliver Slam

Mon, Jun. 26, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Last Week Tonight with John OliverMurray Energy Corp., which is waging a high-profile legal battle with HBO’s John Oliver, claims it received a flood of scabrous email messages, harassing phone calls and suffered the hacking of its website in the aftermath of the broadcast. (2 reader comments)

5W Supports Team Trump

Fri, Jun. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Donald & Eric Trump5W Public Relations is providing media support to the foundation of Donald Trump's son, Eric. (1 reader comment)

Team Trump Taps Corallo

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mark CoralloMark Corallo, who was called a  “street smart Republican spin doctor” by the National Journal, is helping Donald Trump’s legal team as it handles the James Comey crisis.

Corporate Crises: A Lack of Clarity

Tue, Apr. 25, 2017

By Brad Deutser

Brad DeutserEverywhere we turn lately, there seems to be a new corporate crisis in the headlines.  Is this the result of arrogance, weak leadership, corporate greed, human error, or bureaucracy?  Or is it simply the newfound social media cautionary tale?

Baerlein & Partners Debuts

Thu, Apr. 13, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Joe BaerleinJoe Baerlein has put together a team of veterans schooled in crisis management, public policy initiatives, communications counsel for C suite executives and cyber security.

United's PR Debacle is Industry-Wide Crisis

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017

By Eric Starkman

Eric Starkman United’s mishandling of the forcible removal of a passenger was a watershed moment for airlines, and all the reason for this industry to begin articulating a uniform crisis plan and strategy immediately. (2 reader comments)

PR Pros Weigh in on United Flight Fiasco

Tue, Apr. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

CNN coverage of Dr. David Dao forcibly removed from a United Airlines Sunday flight at Chicago's O'Hare AirporiSeveral crisis experts spoke with O’Dwyer’s regarding United Airlines’ recent PR disaster, after a widely-circulated series of videos showed a passenger being manhandled and forcibly removed from an O’Hare Airport flight. (2 reader comments)

O'Reilly Should Step Out of His 'No Spin Zone'

Tue, Apr. 4, 2017

By Tom Madden

Tom MaddenWhen an outspoken guy like Bill O'Reilly stays quiet it speaks volumes and loudly that maybe all that’s being said about him is true. (1 reader comment)

Ruder Finn Rolls Out RiskSTAT

Tue, Mar. 28, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

RiskSTAT app from Ruder FinnApp-based, reputation risk management system identifies potential risks in real time, predicts potential impact and facilitates a quick response so companies are not left flat-footed when a crisis hits.

Diamonds Are Forever, Your Corporate Crisis Doesn't Have to Be

Fri, Mar. 3, 2017

By T.J. Winick

T.J. WinickThe jingle "Every kiss begins with Kay" has new meaning after a Washington Post story this week revealed allegations of sex harassment and discrimination at the popular jewelry stores Kay and Jared owned by Sterling Jewelers.

VW Comes Surging Back in ’17

Mon, Feb. 27, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian  After years of clawing its way out of an international cheating scandal, the once proud Volkswagen could finally be poised for a reputation comeback.

Dezenhall Taps Talented Trio

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Dezenhall staffersDezenhall Resources names Tana Giraldo counselor, Reilly McDonnell associate and Elizabeth Guillot staff assistant.  The three bring public affairs, earned media and capitol hill experience to well-known crisis expert Eric Dezenhall’s firm.