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Last Updated: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

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OK AG Charges Purdue Pharma With Misinformation Push

Fri, Feb. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mike HunterPurdue Pharma allegedly was involved in a 2017 covert misinformation campaign proposed by Washington's The Herald Group to attack attorneys generals who either filed or planned to file suits against opioid manufacturers. (1 reader comment)

Behar and Blackface: How Will the Host Respond?

Mon, Feb. 11, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianJoy Behar came under fire after an old photo resurfaced allegedly showing the television host dressing up as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween party. (7 reader comments)

UT President Responds to Bevo Controversy

Mon, Jan. 28, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianAn unlikely crisis arose during the Sugar Bowl, when the University of Texas’ mascot, Bevo the steer, broke free and charged, a scene that went viral on social media and gained extensive media coverage.

Crisis, the Ultimate Test

Thu, Jan. 24, 2019

By Chris Nelson

Chris NelsonEvolving crisis preparedness is the only practical solution when faced with the prospect of a more dangerous world. (1 reader comment)

Can a Reputation Be Restored in 2019?

Wed, Jan. 23, 2019

By Ken Scudder

Ken ScudderRestoring a damaged reputation may be more difficult than ever—but it's possible. Following these rules can make recovering from a crisis a doable option. (2 reader comments)

How to Deal with Online Bullies

Wed, Jan. 23, 2019

By Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey CarnettSteps brands can take to fight back against bad actors who sabotage reputations online. (2 reader comments)

RunSwitch Works Covington Catholic Crisis

Tue, Jan. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Nick SandmannRunSwitch, a Louisville PR firm with close ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is providing media support for Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who was in the middle of the social media firestorm triggered by his standoff with a Native American protestor in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (6 reader comments)

PR Nightmare for Arizona Professor

Mon, Jan. 21, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianAllegations of sexual misconduct against a prominent theoretical physicist and University professor have produced two competing narratives with plenty of opinion and very little in the way of evidence. (1 reader comment)

When the Shift Hits the Fan

Fri, Jan. 18, 2019

By Michelle Ubben

Michelle UbbenThe digital world has changed the ways a crisis can originate, how quickly the damage can occur and spread and how long it can last. (1 reader comment)

Preventive Care: Crisis Planning for Hospitals

Thu, Jan. 17, 2019

By Ashley McCown

Ashley McCownHospitals remain among the institutions most vulnerable to a PR crisis. For this reason, it’s paramount to ensure they’ve anticipated and prepared an action plan before crisis strikes.

#MeToo Beyond Hollywood

Wed, Jan. 16, 2019

By Liz Bard Lindley

Liz Bard LindleyThe birth of the #MeToo movement has ensured that press coverage of sexual harassment claims can affect any business, no matter the industry.

Why the Art of Crisis Has Gotten Personal

Tue, Jan. 15, 2019

By Gil Bashe and Michael Heinley

Gil Bashe and Michael HeinleyAn accelerated digital news cycle, often short on facts, requires a responsive and attentive crisis management approach that’s capable of monitoring and engaging across media channels in seconds as opposed to days or even hours. (2 reader comments)

Google Faces New Lawsuits Over ‘Cover Up’ Allegations

Mon, Jan. 14, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianGoogle is again in the news regarding sexual harassment claims, this time after shareholders filed a lawsuit alleging that parent company Alphabet Inc. covered up sexual harassment allegations made against former executives. (1 reader comment)

Crisis Response Starts at the Top

Thu, Jan. 10, 2019

By Bob McNaney

Bob McNaneyPeople look for leadership in times of crisis. CEOs play a vital role when a crisis hits, and can leave their mark when managing an issue by making the call that considers both their key stakeholders and their values. (1 reader comment)

2018: The Year Crises Became a Critical Comms. Factor

Wed, Jan. 9, 2019

By Matt Purdue and Steve Goodwin

Matt and SteveFor communications professionals, 2018 will be forever remembered as the watershed year that societal and political issues became permanent points on every brand’s radar screen.

SKDKnick Operates on Sloan Kettering’s Image

Wed, Jan. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sloan KetteringSKDKnickerbocker is working with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as the nation’s top research and treatment facility seeks to restore luster to a reputation tarnished by cozy ties between some of its top staff and industry, and a revolt by rank and file doctors. (2 reader comments)

Forced Haircut Causes PR Problems

Wed, Jan. 2, 2019

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianThe public uproar surrounding a high school wrestler who was forced to cut his hair offers a teachable moment to organizations that remain silent while conducting internal investigations. (2 reader comments)

Vatican Spokesperson Burke Resigns

Mon, Dec. 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Greg BurkeVatican spokesperson Greg Burke today announced his resignation effective Jan. 1, as Pope Francis revamps his communications shop ahead of global meeting of bishops to deal with burgeoning sex abuse scandals. (3 reader comments)

Advertisers Rebuke Tucker Carlson

Wed, Dec. 26, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianFox News host Tucker Carlson was hit with an advertiser boycott after comments he made recently about immigration on his popular “Tucker Carlson Tonight” program. (3 reader comments)