Miles Nadal, chairman and CEO of advertising and PR conglomerate MDC Partners, previewed the “3 Amigos Summit” this week in an appearance on Bloomberg TV and, brushing aside foreign oil and environmental concerns, said the controversial Keystone XL pipeline should get approved:
Bill Wohl, corporate PR veteran of H-P, SAP and DuPont, told Bloomberg TV this week that Carnival Cruise Lines has taken a "number of positive steps" since the embattled company installed a new CEO last month, but its recent ad campaign is off base.
Hennes Paynter Communications, the Cleveland PR firm representing the three victims in that city's high profile kidnapping and rescue since May, produced and released a video of the women July 9, each thanking the public for support in recovering their lives.
Bloomberg deserves "major props" for its crisis response so far in the spying scandal that broke late last week, but it has a lot more damage control work to do, said Kwittken + Company CEO Aaron Kwittken in a CNBC appearance this morning:
Nightmare, disaster, debacle and terrible situation are among the descriptions sticking to the week-long Carnival Triumph crisis, which has ticked up the news cycle for nearly a week.
PR author, consultant and O'Dwyer's columnist Fraser Seitel offered a prescription for the embattled cruise line on Fox News, while Sydney Finkelstein of the Tuck School of Business Management at Dartmouth University, said in assessing the situation on CNBC, "You couldn't have a much bigger PR disaster than this."
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