Weber Shandwick is handling crisis messaging for the US Postal Service, a client since 2009, as it counters attacks from president Trump and concerns over its ability to handle mail-in ballots.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, and Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan are slated to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Aug. 21) and the House Oversight and Reform Committee (Aug. 24).
DeJoy, whom CNN dubbed “perhaps the most public-facing postmaster general since Benjamin Franklin," is considering kicking off a PR push to allay voter concerns that mail-in ballots will not be safe with the USPS.
He has promised to put “on hold” any plan to restructure the USPS until after the election.
Weber Shandwick, which is owned by Interpublic, handles strategy, marketing, crisis and internal/external communications, according to the USPS.