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NFL Protest Decision Backlash Begins

Tue, May 29, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianA week after announcing its new national anthem policy, the NFL finds itself back in the middle of the same contentious issue that drained the league of viewers, fans and money last season. (1 reader comment)

Novartis’ Lawyer Takes Fall for Hiring Trump’s Fixer

Wed, May 16, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael CohenNovartis today announced that Felix Ehrat, group general counsel, will retire June 1 due to fallout from his decision to pay $1.2M to a shell company formed by Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer and “fixer.”

WPP Investors Demand Info About Sorrell's Exit

Mon, May 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Glass LewisDirected by the Glass Lewis advisory group, investors are demanding information surrounding the abrupt exit of founder/longtime chief Martin Sorrell last month. (1 reader comment)

NBC Confronts Allegations of 'Harassment Culture'

Mon, May 14, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianAs more information is released in the ongoing investigation of former anchor Matt Lauer, NBC and its leadership are now being called to account for allegations of fomenting or permitting outright a “culture of harassment.” (1 reader comment)

AT&T Boss Says Hiring Cohen Was Mistake

Fri, May 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael CohenAT&T chief Randall Stephenson told staffers via a memo today that hiring President Trump's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was a "big mistake." (5 reader comments)

Brokaw Denies Allegations

Mon, Apr. 30, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianNBC News anchor Tom Brokaw has denied accusations of decades-old inappropriate sexual advances toward a former colleague. (5 reader comments)

WPP Moves on Post-Sorrell

Fri, Apr. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Roberto QuartaWPP executive chairman Roberto Quarta promises ad/PR giant will flourish in aftermath of resignation of CEO Martin Sorrell, who took a 71 percent pay cut in 2017. (2 reader comments)

Vivendi Ex-Chair Bollore Arrested in Corruption Probe

Tue, Apr. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Vincent BolloreFrench billionaire Vincent Bollore, whose Bollore Group sold a 60 percent stake in ad/PR conglom Havas to Vivendi for $2.5B in 2017, is arrested outside Paris as part of a bribery probe.

Ingraham Pushes Back Against Critics

Mon, Apr. 16, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianA week after apologizing for mocking Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, Laura Ingraham is back on the air, albeit a few sponsors lighter.

Sorrell Quits WPP

Sat, Apr. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellMartin Sorrell, architect & CEO of WPP, resigned today following the probe launched earlier this month into allegations of his "personal misconduct" and misuse of corporate assets.

Press-Shy Sears Boss Talks (With Teneo) to VF

Mon, Apr. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Eddie LampertReclusive hedge fund billionaire Eddie Lambert, who engineered the 2005 merger of Sears and Kmart which led to the loss of thousands of jobs and stores, talked to the April Vanity Fair magazine accompanied by Teneo staffers. (1 reader comment)

Weinstein Turns to Herald PR's Engelmayer

Thu, Apr. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Juda EngelmayerHarvey Weinstein has turned to Juda Engelmayer, president of Herald PR, for spokesperson duties following the April 3 decision of Sitrick & Co. to cut ties with the embattled movie mogul.

WPP Settles Misconduct Suit Vs. Ex-JWT Chief

Wed, Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Gustavo MartinezWPP has settled a lawsuit lodged by the former chief communications officer of its J. Walter Thompson unit that alleged sexual misconduct by the former agency head, Gustavo Martinez.

Sorrell Denies Misuse of WPP's Assets

Wed, Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP chief Martin Sorrell rejects allegations that he misused corporate assets of the UK-based ad/PR conglom. (5 reader comments)

Sitrick Quits Weinstein

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Harvey WeinsteinSitrick & Co. crisis PR specialist has resigned as spokesperson for embattled former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. (3 reader comments)

Preparing for New Kinds of Crisis and Controversy

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Jacqueline Kolek

Jackie KolekPR professionals have an opportunity to prove their value to brands and the organizations they serve by helping them predict, prepare and be proactive when controversial issues emerge. (3 reader comments)

Voters Believe Stormy, Give Pass to Trump

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Stormy DanielsA majority (56 percent) of voters believe Stormy Daniels’ claim that she had sex with Donald Trump but believe her story will have little impact on the president’s political fortunes, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll

Facebook Crisis Proves Transparency is Key to Success

Wed, Mar. 28, 2018

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian Facebook's handling of the Cambridge Analytica data breach underscores the reason communicators regard disclosure and transparency to be some of the most important strategies in a crisis. (3 reader comments)