Crisis PR

A Syrian “No Fly” Zone and the PR Connection

A Syrian "No Fly" Zone and the PR Connection

Syrian refugees and Aleppo are all over the news and social media, and to a great extent that’s because of the efforts of a PR company called the Syrian Campaign. Yes, that’s right, though they say they are a non-political and impartial voice for the Syrian people. James Sadri, the strategy director for the PR […]

Jolie-Pitt PR Teams, Ripp Media, Havas New York, and Sunshine Sachs

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Hired PR Experts for Divorce-Related Communications

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Hired PR Experts for Divorce-Related Communications Both actors are big name draws, and both have recently retained crisis communications pros. Jolie’s team consists of Laura Wasser (attorney for Johnny Depp and Jennifer Garner) and two publicists based in the U.K., presumably because she has publicly stated that she wants to […]

Paterno name faces different reactions at Penn State

Paterno name faces different reactions at Penn State

The name Joe Paterno has stirred emotions at Penn State for generations. Until a few years ago all those emotions were good – pride, strength, old school football. Then came a series of horrific allegations of child rape that landed a longtime defensive assistant in prison and forever tarnished JoePa, who died shortly after the […]

PR Lessons from Unions

Great PR is often associated with Mad Men of Madison Ave, Silicon Valley wizards, or seasoned warriors on K Street. But that’s oversimplifying things, and underestimating some of the best PR operatives in the country – unions. Long gone are days when unions accomplished their goals by simply picketing outside the employer’s office, or scaring […]

Target Tries Another Angle to Get Back in Favor

Target Tries Another Angle to Get Back in Favor With the Public

It’s a smart move to invest in your customers’ well-being. And that’s what Target is doing by providing grants in 13 states so doctors can write prescriptions for their patients to use to get free or low-cost fresh fruits and veggies. Target’s communications rep, Angie Thompson, wrote in an email statement, “Our investment this year […]