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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
Wed., Mar. 20, 2013
Embattled Dem Donor Said to Call in PR Help
By Greg Hazley
Salomon MelginThe Democratic political donor at the center of a simmering Washington scandal has brought in crisis communications and new legal counsel.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Mar. 19, 2013
ICR Covers Yoga Pants Crisis
By Kevin McCauley
lululemonICR is handling media and investor relations for Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica as the trendy marketer of yoga gear is recalling its "see through" exercise pants.

In its March 18 recall announcement, Luluemon said the quality of its pants remains the same but the "coverage does not, resulting in a level of sheerness in some of our women’s black Luon bottoms that falls short or our very high standards."
Category: Crisis Communications
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013
Crippled Ship Hobbles Carnival PR
By Greg Hazley
Gulf of Mexico. Crisis. Social media takes over story. Tarnished brand. 

No, we're not talking about BP this time. Carnival Cruise Lines is the global company facing a steady stream of negative press since its cruise ship Triumph suffered an engine fire Feb. 10 and lost most of its power with 4,200 tweeting, Facebooking and texting passengers on board.

Carnival CEO Gerry Cahill appeared and apologizedat a news conference two days later, which, ABC News noted, was the first time a company representative had spoken publicly.

But there was plenty of news for media to run with in the two-day span -- the fire broke out Sunday Morning and the press conference was held Tuesday night -- of silence from Carnival. Passengers on board were more than happy to share their deteriorating experience with the outside world. Word that some were sleeping on deck to avoid the heat and smell inside the ship, and that plastic bags were being used for bathrooms traveled widely.
Category: Crisis Communications
Tue., Feb. 5, 2013
S&P's Brash PR Defense
By Greg Hazley
Standard & Poor's made a gutsy PR call to announce expected federal fraud charges on Feb. 4, before the Justice Dept. could pull the trigger.
Category: Crisis Communications
Mon., Feb. 4, 2013
Foundation of Gunned Down Sniper Says It Will Go On
By Greg Hazley
Dallas-based HCK2 PR is guiding the foundation of high-profile former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle after the ex-sniper's death at a shooting range and resort in Texas. 
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