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Murray Energy Faces Attacks Following John Oliver Slam

Mon, Jun. 26, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Last Week Tonight with John OliverMurray Energy Corp., which is waging a high-profile legal battle with HBO’s John Oliver, claims it received a flood of scabrous email messages, harassing phone calls and suffered the hacking of its website in the aftermath of the broadcast. (2 reader comments)

5W Supports Team Trump

Fri, Jun. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Donald & Eric Trump5W Public Relations is providing media support to the foundation of Donald Trump's son, Eric. (1 reader comment)

Team Trump Taps Corallo

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mark CoralloMark Corallo, who was called a  “street smart Republican spin doctor” by the National Journal, is helping Donald Trump’s legal team as it handles the James Comey crisis.

Corporate Crises: A Lack of Clarity

Tue, Apr. 25, 2017

By Brad Deutser

Brad DeutserEverywhere we turn lately, there seems to be a new corporate crisis in the headlines.  Is this the result of arrogance, weak leadership, corporate greed, human error, or bureaucracy?  Or is it simply the newfound social media cautionary tale?

Baerlein & Partners Debuts

Thu, Apr. 13, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Joe BaerleinJoe Baerlein has put together a team of veterans schooled in crisis management, public policy initiatives, communications counsel for C suite executives and cyber security.

United's PR Debacle is Industry-Wide Crisis

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017

By Eric Starkman

Eric Starkman United’s mishandling of the forcible removal of a passenger was a watershed moment for airlines, and all the reason for this industry to begin articulating a uniform crisis plan and strategy immediately. (2 reader comments)

PR Pros Weigh in on United Flight Fiasco

Tue, Apr. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

CNN coverage of Dr. David Dao forcibly removed from a United Airlines Sunday flight at Chicago's O'Hare AirporiSeveral crisis experts spoke with O’Dwyer’s regarding United Airlines’ recent PR disaster, after a widely-circulated series of videos showed a passenger being manhandled and forcibly removed from an O’Hare Airport flight. (2 reader comments)

O'Reilly Should Step Out of His 'No Spin Zone'

Tue, Apr. 4, 2017

By Tom Madden

Tom MaddenWhen an outspoken guy like Bill O'Reilly stays quiet it speaks volumes and loudly that maybe all that’s being said about him is true. (1 reader comment)

Ruder Finn Rolls Out RiskSTAT

Tue, Mar. 28, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

RiskSTAT app from Ruder FinnApp-based, reputation risk management system identifies potential risks in real time, predicts potential impact and facilitates a quick response so companies are not left flat-footed when a crisis hits.

Diamonds Are Forever, Your Corporate Crisis Doesn't Have to Be

Fri, Mar. 3, 2017

By T.J. Winick

T.J. WinickThe jingle "Every kiss begins with Kay" has new meaning after a Washington Post story this week revealed allegations of sex harassment and discrimination at the popular jewelry stores Kay and Jared owned by Sterling Jewelers.

VW Comes Surging Back in 17

Mon, Feb. 27, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian  After years of clawing its way out of an international cheating scandal, the once proud Volkswagen could finally be poised for a reputation comeback.

Dezenhall Taps Talented Trio

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Dezenhall staffersDezenhall Resources names Tana Giraldo counselor, Reilly McDonnell associate and Elizabeth Guillot staff assistant.  The three bring public affairs, earned media and capitol hill experience to well-known crisis expert Eric Dezenhall’s firm.

AbMac Advises Banc of California Through Turmoil

Fri, Jan. 27, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Banc of CaliforniaBanc of California, the publicly traded consumer bank based in Irvine, Calif., is working with Abernathy MacGregor through the exit of its CEO and investor pressure to explore options including a sale.

Levick Brings on Huxley to Chair Risk Practice

Thu, Jan. 26, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Sam HuxleySam Huxley has been appointed senior VP, chair of risk & business strategy, coming over from FleishmanHillard where he was global lead for digital crisis.

Unseen Risk: Troubleshooting a Crisis Plan

Mon, Jan. 23, 2017

By Travis Taylor

Travis Taylor Having a plan in place is the first step in preparing for a crisis, but no strategy is foolproof, and even experienced communicators can get rattled when their organization faces reputational threats and phones start ringing off the hook.

Six Ways to Prepare for a Crisis Before it Hits

Fri, Jan. 20, 2017

By Jackie Kolek

Jackie Kolek In an era of always-on digital communications and the ability to instantly share information, opinion and “fake news," organizations of all stripes need to rethink how they prepare for a reputational crisis.

Consumer-Facing Crises: a Special Challenge

Fri, Jan. 13, 2017

By Michael Robinson

Michael W. Robinson From data breaches to product recalls to health-related issues, consumer-facing companies face a unique set of challenges when it comes to crisis communications.