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Apple Scores PR Points on Climate Risk Disclosure Front

Thu, Apr. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Apple scores PR points as it becomes first major US company to call on SEC to mandate greenhouse gas disclosure... Americans are eager to get back into the office, at least some of the time.

Democratic Pollsters Fear Return of Trump

Tue, Apr. 13, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Donald TrumpDemocratic pollsters fear Donald Trump may run again and screw up their surveys... Business Roundtable says 98 percent of membership opposes Biden's corporate tax hike. Those are Kim Jong-un-like poll numbers.

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Putin Envies Fox News

Mon, Apr. 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin must envy Fox News' success in dividing America and undermining trust in political solutions... Does 90-year-old Rupert Murdoch want his legacy tarnished by the white supremacist rants of Tucker Carlson?

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JetBlue Flies into PR Turbulence

Fri, Apr. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

JetBlueJetBlue flies into PR turbulence as it breaks promise not to donate to members of the Sedition Caucus... China’s government loves Procter & Gamble… Donald Trump really doesn’t like baseball… Edelman gets power placement.

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Corporate America Spends Big to Suppress Voting

Wed, Apr. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Public CitizenWhile Atlanta-based Coke, Delta and Home Depot face pressure over Georgia's voter suppression laws, Corporate America has a history of trying to tamp down the vote... JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon may be kneading rather than lending dough in his next life.

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Five Things to Remember Before, During and After a Recall

Wed, Apr. 7, 2021

By John Brandt, Mark Paustenbach

John Brandt & Mark PaustenbachWhile recalls are by definition unexpected, organizations can take steps to shorten their duration and lessen their impact. Here are five things to remember before, during and after an incident.

Amazon Tackles Drivers' Bathroom Woes

Mon, Apr. 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AmazonAmazon delivers one of Corporate America’s best apologies of recent memory after it was taken to task by Congressman Mark Pocan for workers urinating into water bottles... Vizio smart TV company has one of Corporate America's best founding stories.

Omnicom Says It Knows Best

Thu, Apr. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

OmincomOmnicom claims its political donations are of a "de minimus nature" so there is no need to go beyond basic disclosure requirements. Greater transparency, though, could generate a measure of PR goodwill for John Wren’s company.

Volkswagen's PR Stunt Crashes

Wed, Mar. 31, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

VoltswagenVolkswagen’s premature April Fools' Day PR stunt crashes as it reminds people about the last time the automaker lied to consumers and governments… Lenox Hill Hospital, one of Manhattan’s elite facilities, suffers PR blackeye as it bilks patients for COVID-19 tests.

Trump Reinvents History

Tue, Mar. 30, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDonald Trump launches site "to preserve the magnificent legacy of the Trump administration" because nobody else sees it that way... 85-year-old Swiss billionaire earns place in journalism hall of fame.

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'Sleepy Joe' Didn't Doze During First Presser

Fri, Mar. 26, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Joe Biden"Sleepy Joe" didn't doze during his first presidential press conference. "Steady Joe" is ticket to victory in 2024... "The daily dumpster fire spectacle of Trump’s White House has ended," notes The Intercept, investigative news site, which is struggling due to falling donations.

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Johns Hopkins Calls for War on Health Disinformation

Wed, Mar. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Johns HopkinsJohns Hopkins Center for Health Security calls for national effort to combat health misinformation and disinformation that it believes undermines the national response to COVID-19... Companies push back on bid to force them to disclose spending on political causes.

AstraZeneca Gets Science Right, Screws Up PR

Tue, Mar. 23, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AstraZenecaAstraZeneca apparently got the science right in producing a COVID-19 vaccine in record time. It screwed up the easy part: public relations... Sidney Powell, a member of Trump's "rigged election" team, claims "reasonable people" could not take her claims as "statements of facts." That must be tough news for MAGA Nation.

Twitter, Back by Popular Demand

Mon, Mar. 22, 2021

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianTwitter’s strong comeback proves the platform still presents a lot of possibilities for marketers today.

Take Cover: Barrage of Trump Books Nears

Fri, Mar. 19, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDoes America really need a stack of books rehashing the national nightmare that was the Trump presidency?... The NAACP wants the NFL, where 70 percent of its players are Black, to reconsider its relationship with Fox Corp. due to its “incendiary coverage of racial justice.”... Tech PR pioneer Andy Cunningham urges Baby Boomer management to listen to "the new voice of talent."

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'A Really Bad Day'

Fri, Mar. 19, 2021

By Kevin Foley

Jay BakerA spokesperson must measure words carefully because they resonate and can often reveal more than what was intended. Jay Baker, spokesperson for Cherokee County's sheriff, seemed to empathize with Atlanta shooter Robert Aaron Long after he gunned down eight people, including six Asian-American women.

Warren Buffett Apparently Knows Best

Wed, Mar. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Warrem BuffettBerkshire Hathaway tells shareholders to buzz off because CEO Warren Buffett knows best when it comes to curbing global warming... US Chamber of Commerce lives in dream world, saying filibuster fosters thoughtful debate of issues in Senate... Bad PR threatens digital advertising market growth.

Wren is Eager to Get the Omnicom Gang Together Again

Tue, Mar. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenJohn Wren is eager to get the Omnicom gang back together again in the safest way possible. Only 45 percent of Manhattan office workers are expected back by September... Free press warrior Rep. David Cicilline warns time is running out to save “trustworthy journalism before it is lost forever."

For 'The Firm' the Fallout Continues

Tue, Mar. 16, 2021

By Bodine Williams

Bodine WilliamsRegardless of who’s right, we are forced to look beyond the Royal family feud to the business side of the firm and witness the managerial bungling and missed opportunities.

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What Water Crisis?

Fri, Mar. 12, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Tate ReevesCracking down on transgenders in women’s sports provides a good distraction for Mississippi governor Tate Reeves from the water crisis in the Magnolia State’s capital city of Jackson... Jason Kilar, who wielded ax at WarnerMedia, stars in AT&T’s executive compensation story.