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MTI Network Handles Stena Bulk Crisis

Wed, Jul. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Stena BulkMTI Network provides crisis support for Stena Bulk, owner of the British-flagged tanker that was seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran. (1 reader comment)

GE, NAM Vet Hillman Joins Edelman

Fri, Jul. 19, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Patrick HillmannPatrick Hillman, who handled public affairs and issue advocacy at the National Association of Manufacturers, General Electric and Levick, joined Edelman Chicago July 15 as executive VP in its crisis and risk group.

BGR Takes Ride with Ousted Nissan Chief

Thu, Jul. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Carlos GhosnBGR Government Affairs is repping Carlos Ghosn, the former head of Nissan who was arrested in Tokyo in November for allegedly under-reporting millions of dollars of income at Nissan and using company funds for personal expenses.

NRA Spokesperson Baker Exits in Reorg

Thu, Jul. 18, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

NRAJennifer Baker, director of public affairs for the National Rifle Assn.’s Institute for Legislative Action lobbying wing and spokesperson for the gun group, has left the troubled organization. (2 reader comments)

SKDKnick Stands Up for Fur

Fri, Jul. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

FICAThe Fur Information Council of America is working with Democratic-leaning SKDKnickerbocker to fend off a ban on the sale of new fur garments and accessories in New York City. (1 reader comment)

Passing the ‘Daily Mail Test’ – Lessons from a Leak

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

By James Barbour

James BarbourThe leak of diplomatic material from the UK embassy in Washington, in which ambassador Kim Darroch called Donald Trump “insecure” and “incompetent” should strike a chord for PR professionals. The episode illustrates perfectly why trust and confidentiality are central to our ability to provide honest and valuable counsel. (1 reader comment)

Chartwell Charts Path for China's iFlytek

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

iFlyTekChartwell Strategy Group represents China’s iFlytek, which has been linked to the police crackdown on the mostly Muslim Uighur community living in the western Xinjiang region of the country.

Taylor Swift’s Latest Feud

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianThe recent falling out between Taylor Swift and her former record label boss presents major public relations implications for how her master recordings are handled. (1 reader comment)

NRA Severs Ties with Ackerman McQueen

Fri, Jun. 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Wayne LaPierreThe National Rifle Assn. has officially cut ties with long-time PR firm Ackerman McQueen and dropped its top DC lobbyist Chris Cox, who was once tipped as successor to CEO Wayne LaPierre. (3 reader comments)

Teneo's Miller is Out For Twitter Rage at Rep Nadler

Mon, Jun. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jason MillerJason Miller, managing director at Teneo, is out after he posted an obscenity-laden Tweets directed at House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler. (1 reader comment)

Dominican Republic Taps Rubenstein PR for Crisis

Thu, Jun. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic has a $35K monthly contract with Rubenstein PR for communications support to deal with its travel crisis and the impact that it will have on the island's reputation and economy. (2 reader comments)

Youtube Weathers “Borderline Content” Woes

Mon, Jun. 17, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianYouTube’s decision to allow a controversial conservative commentator to remain on the site has resulted in a PR blow to the video-sharing platform’s reputation.

Hope Hicks to Spill the Beans

Wed, Jun. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Hope HicksHope Hicks, former White House communications director and confidant to Donald Trump, has agreed to testify to a closed session of the House Judiciary Committee, according to its chairman Congressman Jerry Nadler. (1 reader comment)

IRS Investigation Worsens Uber’s PR Woes

Mon, Jun. 10, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

RonnUber’s ongoing PR problems got even worse with news that the ride-hailing giant is now under investigation by U.S. tax authorities.

42 West Calls Off Elephant Hunt PR

Thu, May 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Operation Jumbo Slaughter42 West has ended its PR push to justify the Government of Botswana's effort to cull its elephant herd, which has grown in population from the 20,000s during the 1970s to 135K today. (2 reader comments)

FH Responds to Bayer Suspension

Tue, May 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

John SaundersFleishmanHillard CEO John Saunders released a statement today, saying clients have the right to "understand diverse perspectives before they engage." Bayer suspended FH two weeks ago because the firm compiled a dossier of about 200 politicians, journalists and scientists who expressed health concerns about Monsanto's Roundup weed killer.

Bayer Suspends FleishmanHillard

Mon, May 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Matthias BerningerGermany’s Bayer has suspended FleishmanHillard following reports in France's Le Monde that it compiled a dossier of about 200 politicians, journalists and scientists who raised health concerns about client Monsanto's  “Roundup” weed killer.