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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.

Ousted Uber Chief Rides with Teneo

Fri, Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Travis KalanickTravis Kalanick, the ousted Uber chief, has hired Teneo Holdings, which bills itself as a "global CEO advisory firm."

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)