The A&E Network announced last week that they were lifting their suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and bringing him back less than a week after suspending him for remarks he made in GQ in regards to homosexuals and African-Americans.
A behind-the-scenes expose of what it’s like to work for the rich has been written for the January Harper’s by John P. Davidson, novelist who has written for Fortune, Rolling Stone, Elle, Gentleman’s Quarterly and other media.
Whittling down every public relations disaster that occurred during 2013 into a top-ten list took a lot of work. There was a lot of competition. After careful consideration, however, we managed to compile O’Dwyer’s top ten PR gaffes of 2013.
Lis Smith, the Democratic PR advisor who is spokeswoman for New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio, is at the center of a media frenzy after reports that she is dating disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer.
I've always felt that people who work in the top echelons of political communications are aggressive, bright and great at what they do. It is pressure cooked, intense all the time, and work which is high-profile and cut-throat - so much so that if you do a bad job you’ll find yourself out of a job pretty damn quickly.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.