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Dick's Sporting Goods Bans Sale of Assault Rifles

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dick'sDick's Sporting Goods, which had sold a rifle to the suspected Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school killer, ends sale of assault weapons and bans selling guns to anyone under 21. CEO Ed Stack calls for 'common sense' gun control. (1 reader comment)

Radio Host Fired for Sexual Comments About Teen Olympian

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianPopular Sirius XM sports host Patrick Connor is now unemployed after comments he made about Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim during a broadcast that have since been called “sexually inappropriate.” (1 reader comment)

Crisis in 2018, So Far

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianIt’s early in the year, but already 2018 is off to a big start in the world of public relations crisis.

Apple Reeling from Handset Slowdown PR Backlash

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianApple, still facing a PR backlash for its admission that it deliberately slowed down the performance of older iPhones, is now quietly contemplating the possibility of offering a rebate to customers who buy a new battery.

Avoiding Communications Disasters

Thu, Feb. 8, 2018

By Eliza Roemisch

Eliza RoemischDisaster situations present unique communication challenges for brands, and PR professionals have an obligation to utilize effective messaging in a sensitive and timely manner to ensure their clients are represented in a positive light.

Embattled Michigan State Brings on Truscott Rossman

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Larry NassarJohn Engler, interim president of embattled Michigan State University, has retained Michigan’s Truscott Rossman to deal with the fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. (1 reader comment)

PR Pro Selig Killed in Kabul Hotel Attack

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Glenn SeligGlenn Selig, founder of The Publicity Agency in Tampa, was among the 22 people killed during the Taliban attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

Is the Press Conference Still Relevant?

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018

By Todd Templin and Don Silver

Todd Templin and Don SilverWhy the use of a traditional news conference is still relevant in today’s social media world. (1 reader comment)

Crafting the Crisis Response Plan

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Frank Tortorici

Frank TortoriciDesigning effective crisis communications to contain and enhance corporate reputation while protecting employees.

The Death of the Siloed Crisis Response

Tue, Jan. 23, 2018

By Travis Taylor and Chris Raniere

Travis and ChrisThe various departments within an organization play critical roles in crisis response and reputation recovery.

Communicating in a Diverse World

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018

By Ashley McCown

Ashley McCownHow your organization can navigate a world where the old rules no longer apply and where accusations are often accepted as fact.

Prime Policy Group Speaks for ‘Dreamers’

Tue, Jan. 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Prime PolicyPrime Policy Group is working with the American Immigration Council as it seeks a bipartisan legislation alternative to President Trump’s decision to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration status, which covers nearly 800,000 people, in March. (1 reader comment)

Coca-Cola Slaps McKinsey for South Africa Work

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Coke logoCoca-Cola South Africa has suspended its work with McKinsey, the world’s biggest management consultant, due to its recent ties to an associate of the controversial Gupta family. Bell Pottinger imploded after its Gupta campaign. (2 reader comments)

Be a Social Media Survivor in 2018

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018

By Bob McNaney

Bob McNaneySticks and stones may break your bones. But words? They can demolish your business reputation in a New York minute, especially when amplified and multiplied by the social media megaphone.

Harassment Policies Are Vital, But What About Crisis?

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018

By Peter V. Stanton

Peter V. StantonCompanies sensible enough to keep updated legal policies in place would be wise to invest the same amount of time enacting a crisis communication plan. (2 reader comments)

The Unreported Effects of a Company in Crisis

Fri, Jan. 5, 2018

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonWhen a company experiences a PR crisis, the effects it has on its blameless workforce, unlike top management, often go unnoticed. (2 reader comments)

5W Responds to Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

Wed, Jan. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bronx building fireD&A Equities Inc., landlord of the century-old Bronx apartment building that caught fire on Dec. 29, killing 12 and injuring 23 people, called in 5W Public Relations to help deal with the tragedy.

Top PR Crises of 2017

Fri, Dec. 29, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Top PR Crises of 2017From seriously mishandled passenger relations to poorly-worded emails and from a ride-sharing service behaving badly to some of the country’s most powerful men being held responsible for sexual misconduct, it was a year to remember in crisis communications.

Accused Times Reporter Returns to the Job

Tue, Dec. 26, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianGlenn Thrush’s return to the New York Times signals the first professional accused in the media industry’s recent wave of sexual harassment ousters to come back to the job after being sent packing. (2 reader comments)

Kushner's Legal Team Seeks Crisis Firm

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jared KushnerThe legal team representing Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and President Trump's son-in-law, is looking to hire a crisis PR firm. (8 reader comments)

B-M Counsels Scandal-Plagued Kobe Steel

Mon, Dec. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kobe steelJapan’s Kobe Steel, which has acknowledged quality control problems on products shipped to auto, aviation, railroad and nuclear power companies for at least a decade, relies on Burson-Marsteller for strategic communications counsel. (1 reader comment)