Contact O'Dwyer's: 271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710
O'Dwyer's Inside News of Public Relations & Marketing Communications - Entertainment & Sports PR: Dec. '14
 Sign In | Subscribe | Free E-Mail Newsletter rss,facebook,twitter
rss facebook twitter Sign-Up for O'Dwyer's Weekly E-mail Newsletter

Category: Crisis CommunicationsReturn to Latest News
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
Fri., May 16, 2014
VA Official Resigns Amid Probe
By Greg Hazley
robert petzelRobert Petzel, a senior official at the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs who penned a May 15 USA Today op-ed piece on the crisis at the federal agency, resigned today.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., May 14, 2014
Shelly Sterling Gets PR Help
By Greg Hazley

shelly sterlingShelly Sterling, the wife of embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has engaged crisis PR specialist GF Bunting as she navigates the spotlight and fights to keep a stake in the basketball franchise.

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
How to Create a Perfect Firestorm and Lose Your Team Without Even Using the N-Word
By Bill Huey
sterlingLos Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has created enough controversy to fill a dozen PR textbooks. Listed below are some of the ingredients that went into creating this brouhaha:
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
Crisis Guru Sosnik Advises NBA Commish
By Greg Hazley
silverDoug Sosnik, a crisis manager and former political advisor to President Bill Clinton and Sen. Chris Dodd, is counseling NBA Commissioner Adam Silver through the Donald Sterling scandal.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
NBA Commissioner's Path to PR Leadership
By Fraser Seitel
adam silverThere's really only one course for a PR leader to take with respect to poor, misguided Donald Sterling, the new Public Enemy No. 1, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014
LA Clippers Bring in PR Help After Owner's Racist Rant
By Greg Hazley
Updated: Crisis PR specialist Sitrick and Company advised the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers after published a recording of team owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks. The firm said it resigned the account on Sunday morning due to a conflict.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
McDonald's Served Huge PR Blow on Madison Ave
By Kevin McCauley
mcdonald'sThe McDonald's restaurant on Madison Ave. and 40th St. is now in its second day of a shutdown, a closure ordered by New York City’s Dept. of Health and Hygiene’s Division of Environmental Health.
Category: Crisis Communications
Today's Poll:
PR goat of 2014
Who is the PR goat of 2014?
Bill Cosby
Donald Sterling
Barack Obama
Roger Goodell
View past polls
Snapshots - 10/17/08
O'Dwyer's NL
Dec. 15, 2014
O'Dwyer's Newsletter O'Dwyer's Newsletter
Back issues
O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine O'Dwyer's October Healthcare & Medical PR Magazine
Oct. '14
Profiles of Healthcare & Medical PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Sept. Beauty & Fashion PR Magazine
Sep. '14
Profiles of Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR Firms
O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine
Aug. '14
Profiles of Financial PR/IR & Professional Services PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine O'Dwyer's Travel & Tourism PR Magazine
Jul. '14
Profiles of Travel & Tourism PR Firms
O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine O'Dwyer's June Multicultural & Int'l PR Magazine
Jun. '14
Profiles of Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR Firms
O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine O'Dwyer's May PR Firm Rankings Magazine
May '14
PR Firm Rankings Special Issue
O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine O'Dwyer's April Broadcast & Social Media Magazine
Apr. '14
Profiles of Broadcast Media Services Cos. & Social Media PR Firms
O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine O'Dwyer's March Food & Beverage PR Magazine
Mar. '14
Profiles of Food & Beverage PR Firms
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's February Environmental PR & Public Affairs Magazine
Feb. '14
Profiles of Environmental PR & Public Affairs Firms
O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide O'Dwyer's January PR Buyer's Guide

Jan. '14
PR Buyer's Guide & Profiles of Crisis Communications Firms

O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine O'Dwyer's December Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine

Dec. '13
Profiles of Entertainment & Sports PR Firms

O'Dwyer's November Technology PR Magazine O'Dwyer's November Tecnology PR Magazine

Nov. '13
Profiles of Technology PR Firms

O'Dwyer's magazine back issues to 2011
Edelman - Show Up Differntly Edelman Trust Barometer Edelman Trust Barometer 2013
Finn Partners
Weber Shandwick

O'Dwyer's PR Magazine
O'Dwyer's Magazine O'Dwyer's Magazine
Dec '14 Entertainment & Sports PR Magazine

O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 28th year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.

Advertise With O'Dwyer's
2015 Editorial Calendar:
January, PR Buyer's Guide/Crisis Comms.
February, Environmental PR & Public Affairs
March, Food & Beverage PR
April, Broadcast Media Services & Social Media PR
May, PR Firm Rankings
June, Multicultural/Diversity & Int'l PR
July, Travel & Tourism PR
August, Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR
September, Beauty/Fashion & Lifestyle PR
October, Healthcare & Medical PR
November: Technology PR
December: Entertainment & Sports PR
Each month a different area of PR is examined and firms with strengths in the focus area are profiled.
Subscribe to O'Dwyer's Magazine

Find The Right PR Firm
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms
Download PDF of
'14 directory
O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms

- Alphabetically
- Geographically
- PR Specialty

2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms 2011 O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms O'Dwyer's Directory of PR Firms

O'Dwyer's is the
#1 source for researching outside PR counsel.

Add your firm to our online database and let O’Dwyer’s help you to expand your PR firm locally, nationally and globally.

O'Dwyer's is the only place you can look up a company (e.g., Apple, Nike, Starbucks) and determine its outside PR counsel.

Try it out!

Compare terms using: AND    OR

List Your Firm With O'Dwyer's

How To Hire A PR Firm
Jack O'DwyerBy Jack O’Dwyer
Public relations covers such a broad array of communications services these days that defining it has become harder than ever. Read more...
Fraser SeitelBy Fraser Seitel
It still makes great good sense for a corporate buyer to be cautious before hiring a public relations agency. Read more...
The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference
Strategic Internal Communications Conference
3rd Annual Internal Comms. & Situational Messaging
Corporate Social Media Summit
3rd Internal Branding & Employee Engagement Conference
The Communicator Awards: Deadline March 9, 2012
Reputation Preservation and Crisis Communication Summit (Mar. 5-6) New York

Top PR Firms - 2014 Rankings
rankings17 of Top 25 PR Firms Grew in Double Digits in 2013
Independent PR firms showed strong growth in 2013.  Eight of the ten largest posted double-digit gains as did nine in the 11 to 25 category and 57 in the complete list of 127.
1. Edelman, NY - $734,177,526
2. APCO Worldwide, D.C. - $120,345,400
3. Waggener Edstrom, Wash. - $117,600,000
4. W2O Group, San Fran. - $75,050,000
5. Ruder Finn, NY - $63,249,000
6. MWW Group, NJ - $48,020,000
7. Finn Partners, New York - $44,375,000
8. ICR, CT - $42,445,157
9. Zeno Group, New York - $35,896,998
10. DKC, New York - $32,896,560
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.
Become an O'Dwyer's Ranked PR Firm

PR Services & Products
O'Dwyer's 2014 PR Buyer's Guide
Shop in 50 categories:

- Broadcast Monitoring
- Crisis Management
- Editorial Distribution
- Electronic Newsfeeds/ Satellite Services
- Executive Search
- Interactive/Multimedia Services
- Media Training
- Newswires
- Press Release Distribution
- Public Service Announcements

- Radio
- Research
- Satellite Media Tours
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media
- Speakers Service
- TV Production
- Video Production & Editing
- Webcasting
- Website Development

See all PR service companies...

Add Your PR Service or Product

Sponsored Links:
E-mail to add your link

Rosica PR Agency – 866-843-5600

Interact Marketing, 888-418-INTERACT

Web Links:
- PR Blogs
- Public Relations/Media
- Newswires
- Networks
- Int'l News
- More News
- Health Resources
- Media Watchdogs
- U.S. Government
- U.S. Newspapers
- U.S. Magazines
O'Dwyer's Newsletter PDF


Edelman - Show Up Differently GroupHigh Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit Strategic Employee Engagement & Internal Brand Activation

Boardroom Communications inc.


Subscribe to O'Dwyer's website | Editorial Contacts | Order O'Dwyer Publications | Advertising Info | Contact O'Dwyer's | Terms and Conditions

Copyright © 1998-2014 J.R. O'Dwyer Company, Inc.
271 Madison Ave., #600, New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212/679-2471 or Toll Free: 866/395-7710