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Category: Crisis CommunicationsReturn to Latest News
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.

Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., May 10, 2013
Heritage Foundation, Under Fire, Mulls PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
heritageConservative think tank The Heritage Foundation is mulling the hire of a "high-profile" PR firm, according to a report, as it is bombarded with criticism over a report that said immigration reform could cost $6.3T.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., May 1, 2013
Embattled Colorado Prison Agency Brings in PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 

prisonsColorado, reeling from national scrutiny after the brazen killing of its prisons chief possibly by a former inmate, has brought in PR counsel for its Dept. of Corrections.

 
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Apr. 25, 2013
Obstacle Race Producer Handles Racer Death
By Greg Hazley
 
Tough MudderThe global obstacle race phenomenon suffered a setback April 21 after the death of a 28-year-old racer in a West Virginia event run by Tough Mudder, one of the fast-growing industry's top producers.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Apr. 25, 2013
Rutgers Hires Crisis PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
RutgersRutgers University, embroiled in a scandal that led to the ouster of its basketball coach and athletic director, has brought in crisis PR support.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
FBI-Raided Pilot Flying J Relies on PR Help
By Kevin McCauley
 
Jimmy HaslamKnoxville PR firm is helping long-time client Pilot Flying J deal with the media crush connected to this week's FBI raid of its headquarters, CEO Cynthia Moxley told O'Dwyer's.
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
Boston PR Firm Aids Family of Boy Killed in Bombing
By Greg Hazley
 
Martin RichardA Boston PR and public affairs firm is aiding the family of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Apr. 16, 2013
Journalist, PR Pro Braykovich Moves to HBC
By Kevin McCauley
 
mark braykovichOne-time business editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution joins Hellerman Baretz Communications, a corporate/crisis PR boutique, as senior VP.
Category: Crisis Communications
Thu., Apr. 11, 2013
Full Employment for Crisis Pros
By Richard Nicolazzo
 

Richard NicolazzoBad decision-making at the senior management level at Rutgers, Boeing and JPMorgan Chase shows a disturbing, reoccurring pattern as we are seeing large organizations make decisions that impact their institutional integrity. It's as if they have lost their moral compass. Despite the world of communications we live in, senior executives and administrators are not protecting the integrity of management and the brands of their institutions.

How does crisis management play into this dynamic?
Category: Crisis Communications
Fri., Apr. 5, 2013
Struggling Fisker Taps Sitrick
By Kevin McCauley
 
Struggling Fisker Automotive today laid off 160 staffers (80 percent of its employees) and handed its PR account to crisis firm Sitrick & Co. as the electric car company continues to negotiate a buyout deal with Chinese investors.
Category: Crisis Communications
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