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Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Burson Aids Texas Ebola Hospital
By Greg Hazley
texas healthThe Texas hospital where a patient died from Ebola and two healthcare workers contracted the deadly disease has brought in Burson-Marsteller for crisis PR support.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
NJ Town Rocked By Football Hazing Taps Crisis PR
By Greg Hazley
sayreThe Sayreville School District in New Jersey is working with Abernathy MacGregor Group on crisis communications as administrators cope with a football hazing scandal drawing national attention.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
McAndrew Unplugs Cablevision for Xylem
By Greg Hazley
kelly mcandrewKelly McAndrew, a top corporate communications exec for Cablevision and Viacom, has moved to $3.8BN water technology and services company Xylem as VP of global public affairs.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
PR Perils of the 21st Century Press Conference
By Fraser Seitel
goodell, biscottiPress conferences are dicey, dangerous and often a complete waste of time and money -- as the NFL and the Ravens found out this month.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Huey: NFL's Blitzed Leader
By Bill Huey

goodellThe NFL's Roger Goodell is like a man dancing on an ice floe that has entered the Gulf Stream, with the water warming and the dance floor shrinking.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
NFL Commissioner Faces Press in Mea Culpa
By Greg Hazley
goodellA contrite National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized today amid the league's simmering conduct scandal, but said he has not considered resigning. The press conference was Goodell's first appearance in nine days.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Sobel: Ray Rice Case Offers Teachable PR Moment for NFL
By Scott Sobel
scott sobelThere could be a benefit of social redemption for the NFL in the Ray Rice case -- more as a teaching tool for prevention of domestic violence and abuse rather than a meat cleaver-like warning to its players and staff.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Procter & Gamble Hits NFL
By Kevin McCauley
nflProcter & Gamble has pulled its league-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative with the National Football League due to its domestic abuse crisis.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Sep. 17, 2014
Torossian Targets Met
By Kevin McCauley
klinghoffer5W Public Relations chief Ronn Torossian is promoting the Sept. 22 rally to protest the Metropolitan Opera's gala opening of the controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer."
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
Obama Aide Tackles NFL Mess
By Kevin McCauley
cynthia hoganCynthia Hogan, who was policy advisor for President Obama, has joined the NFL as senior VP/public policy and government affairs.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
R&R Partners Aids Victim's Family in Child Uzi Shooting
By Greg Hazley
vacca familyR&R Partners' Phoenix office is providing PR support to the family of Charlie Vacca, the gun range instructor who was shot and killed last month by a 9-year-old girl.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
PR Firm Aiding Ferguson Responds to Industry Critics
By Denise Bentele
denise betelePresident & CEO of Common Ground Public Relations discusses the firm's work with Ferguson, Mo., and criticism that has flowed from PR industry colleagues.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Ferguson PR Winners/Losers
By Fraser Seitel

seitelBeyond that human tragedy of Ferguson, Mo., lies a nightmare of bad judgments and wrong decisions that hold PR lessons for any public official who finds him/herself enmeshed in a similar cauldron.

Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Ferguson Relies on Common Ground for PR Amid Unrest
By Greg Hazley
Common Ground PRThe City of Ferguson, Mo., under control of the Missouri National Guard after days of protests and unrest following a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, has brought in an outside PR firm to keep up with the crush of media inquiries and coverage.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Edelman Sorry for Robin Williams Blog Post
By Greg Hazley
edelmanEdelman has apologized for an Aug. 13 blog post by an executive VP describing actor Robin Williams' death as a "carpe diem moment" for mental health professionals and those suffering with depression.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jul. 17, 2014
Ketchum Reps Russia, Advised Malaysian Airlines
By Kevin McCauley
planeA Malaysian Airlines 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine today, killing all 295 passengers and crew. Ketchum, which was called in by Malaysia Air after the loss of Flight 370 in March, also represents Russia.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014
10 PR Pros on the Hot Seat This Summer
By Greg Hazley
hotseatThe summer of 2014 will likely be a long one for these PR professionals.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Albuquerque Loads PR Amid DOJ Police Probe
By Greg Hazley
albuquerque PDAlbuquerque's city council is turning to PR firm Garrity Group for help as the city and its police force draw national scrutiny amid a scathing report by the US Department of Justice.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
PR Pro Named Co-Chair at American Apparel on CEO Ouster
By Kevin McCauley
american apparelAllan Mayer, head of 42West's strategic communications unit, was named co-chair of American Apparel following the board’s June 18 decision to terminate "with cause" controversial founder/chief Dov Charney.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014
Davison Sits in Burson's PA-Crisis Chair
By Kevin McCauley
ann davidsonAnn Davison, a 25-year policy, advocacy, education veteran, joins Burson-Marsteller June 16 as US public affairs and crisis chair.
Category: Crisis Communications
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