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Michael Moore Rips Rio, Says Lochte Lynched

Thu, Aug. 25, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Michael MooreMichael Moore has torn into the criticism that has rained on Olympic Gold Medal winner Ryan Lochte because of a run-in Aug. 14 with armed guards in Rio de Janeiro.

Sponsors Dump Lochte; Mom had Tipped Press

Tue, Aug. 23, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ryan LochteSponsors Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Gentle Hair Removal dumped Ryan Lochte. His mother, Ileana, had told reporters of the incident resulting in NBC’s Billy Bush nabbing Lochte on the beach.

Sard Aids Eddie Bauer in Cyber Attack

Tue, Aug. 23, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Eddie BauerOutdoor apparel brand Eddie Bauer engaged Sard Verbinnen & Co. after the retailer was hit by a cyber attack and data breach.

Keillor Retires with Crisis Averted

Tue, Aug. 23, 2016

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickFor reasons still unknown, an anti-Jewish tirade by Garrison Keillor was completely overlooked by fans and the media.

Ryan Lochte Gets PR Help

Fri, Aug. 19, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Ryan LochteOlympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, embroiled in controversy over a disputed robbery in Rio de Janeiro, is working with crisis PR counseler Matthew Hiltzik. Apology follows.

Turkey Hires APCO for Post-Coup PR

Thu, Aug. 4, 2016

By Editorial Staff

turkeyTurkey, which endured an attempted military coup in July that many blame on the US, has engaged APCO Worldwide to foster stronger ties with the US through a PR push.

Is Common Courtesy Dying?

Tue, Aug. 2, 2016

By Rene Henry

Rene HenryA lack of common courtesy today is causing us economic, social and psychological harm.

Crisis Pro Stepno Exits Booz for APCO

Wed, Jul. 27, 2016

By Editorial Staff

kelly stepnoKelly Stepno, a senior associate for Booz Allen Hamilton, has moved to APCO Worldwide as senior director for crisis management and litigation communication.

Montieth & Co. Aids Embattled Hedge Fund

Tue, Jul. 26, 2016

By Editorial Staff

platinum partnersEmbattled hedge fund Platinum Partners is relying on Montieth & Company for PR support as it faces prosecutors and regulators amid accusations of a bribery scheme and fraud.

Elon Musk: You’re Doing it Wrong

Thu, Jul. 21, 2016

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianElon Musk’s response to the death of a driver who was using Tesla’s autopilot feature shows a lack of skill in handling pressure and the press.

Disney’s Reputation Will Endure Tragedy

Wed, Jun. 22, 2016

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianThe “happiest place on earth” doesn’t take its reputation lightly, and because of that, Disney will weather the recent events in Orlando with little loss to its bottom line.

Disney Tragedy Holds Important Lessons for PR

Thu, Jun. 16, 2016

By Bill Huey

bill hueyThe tragic death of Lane Graves, the two-year-old-boy from Nebraska who was attacked by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort this week, holds some important lessons for PR practitioners. (2 reader comments)

Lawsuits, Scandalized Biz Associates, Hit MWW Group

Wed, Jun. 8, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Michael KempnerMWW Group, which is suing McDonald’s for $5.2M and is itself being sued for $830,177 by two suppliers, also is getting bad ink by ties to lobbyist Patricia Lynch and ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner. (2 reader comments)