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Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
Miss Universe Snagged in Russia's Anti-Gay Law Flap
By Kevin McCauley
 
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia CulpoMiss Universe Organization, which is holding its 2013 pageant in Moscow in Nov. 9, is snagged in the push-back against Russia’s controversial law to ban “gay propaganda.”
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Five PR Lessons From the Imploding Weiner Campaign
By Bill Huey
 
bill hueyNothing can save Anthony Weiner's campaign, but if you are ever advising someone trying to make a comeback, it might serve you well to remember these five PR lessons.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Solomon: How Not To Respond To PR Crises
By Arthur Solomon
 
solomonAll too often flawed responses to PR crises needlessly keep disasters in the news. Here are several examples that resulted in additional negative media coverage or, at the best, didn't help the situation.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 26, 2013
Sard Continues PR Defense of SAC Capital
By Greg Hazley
 
sacSard Verbinnen & Co continues to advise and represent longtime client SAC Capital as the hedge fund this week was hit by criminal charges and has faced probes for years.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 24, 2013
Joele Frank Aids Candy Recall
By Greg Hazley
 
brachsFerrara Candy Company, the hundred-year-old maker of iconic candy like Atomic Fireballs and Jaw Busters, is leaning on PR support as it recalls  large packages of Brach's Malted Milk Balls beacuse they may contain undeclared nuts, an allergy hazard.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
Sea World Taps PR Firm in Documentary Response
By Greg Hazley
 
blackfishAquatic amusement park Sea World is leaning on entertainment shop 42 West to mount an unusually aggressive response to "Blackfish," a critical documentary about one of the park's orca whales.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jul. 16, 2013
Hirigoyen: The Opportunities in a PR Crisis
By Patrick Hirigoyen
 
Patrick HirigoyenDo we often overlook the "opportunity" part of the crisis communications equation?
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Cancer Kills Japanese Nuke Plant Crisis Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
Masao YoshidaMasao Yoshida, who headed the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, died of cancer, according to a July 9 posting on the website of its owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
WSJ: Asiana Won't Seek PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
Asiana"It's not the proper time to manage the company's image," an Asiana PR rep told the Wall Street Journal, which finds airline industry officials baffled at the airline's decision in the wake of the San Francisco crash.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jul. 3, 2013
Pierre: What the Deen Saga Can Teach Us About Reputation Management
By Harry-Jacques Pierre
 
Jacques PierreIf I were working with Paula Deen and trying to craft a strategy to avoid further destruction of her personal reputation and business brand, I would offer these pieces of advice...
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jun. 26, 2013
Deen Gets PR Counsel
By Greg Hazley
 
Paula DeenPaula Deen, the disgraced TV chef who broke into tears on the "Today" show this morning, has relied on her Los Angeles PR firm and brought in additional counsel since the crisis sparked by her admission to using a racial epithet in a deposition.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jun. 24, 2013
Seitel: Paula Deen's Southern Fried Crisis Management
By Fraser Seitel
 

seitelDean isn't done.

Paula isn't pickled.

Yet.

But she sure has made a king-sized calamity of her run-in with racism.

Every move she's made to tamp down her crisis – from reneging on a "Today" show interview to prematurely announcing (by about three hours) a You Tube response to finally issuing and then retracting said response – has only burned the sassy Savannah chef even further.

Let's review her crisis management mistakes thus far and figure out how she gets her mojo back; and she can if she acts quickly and is smart...

Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Jun. 19, 2013
H+K Provides PR Tips for Stricken Japanese Nuke Operator
By Kevin McCauley
 
FukushimaHill+Knowlton Strategies is providing advice and communications counsel for Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex that fell two years ago to an earthquake and tsunami.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Jun. 18, 2013
Chen Chooses Corallo for PR Help
By Kevin McCauley
 
Chen GuangchengChen Guangcheng, the Chinese political dissident who claims he is being booted from his post at New York University because the always expansion-minded school is trying to curry favor with China’s government, is using Republican media strategist Mark Corallo for PR support.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Jun. 10, 2013
Report: UNC Crisis PR Tab Pushes $500K
By Greg Hazley
 
FleishmanHillard earned $367K for a 22-month assignment working PR for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in an academic fraud scandal that cost the school $500K in PR invoices.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., May 24, 2013
Natural Disasters as Reality TV
By Renzi Stone
 
renzi stoneWe are entering a new era of real-time reporting in American journalism as public surveillance increases, crowdsourcing becomes commonplace and technology becomes widely available.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., May 17, 2013
Families of Cleveland Victims Get PR Support
By Greg Hazley
 
clevelandThe families of the Cleveland kidnapping victims have engaged a Cleveland PR firm to handle the crush of media attention after they were dramatically freed/escaped this month.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., May 16, 2013
Crisis Genius; NYU 'Resort' in Abu Dhabi; Nall Speaks
By Jack ODwyer
 
Helen Armstead, a character in the new book, A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee, is portrayed as a "genius for crisis management."
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., May 16, 2013
AZ Eatery Gets PR Help After Social Media Meltdown
By Greg Hazley
 
amysThe Arizona eatery that's become a living case study in social media and crisis management this week has brought in PR counsel amid the national spotlight.
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., May 10, 2013
Law Firm Dentons Goes into Crisis Mode
By Kevin McCauley
 

Dentons, which was formed in February via a mash-up of three international law firms, now offers crisis management expertise via an alliance established with Wirthlin Worldwide International.

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