Crisis PR

Google Faces Class Action Suit

Google faces class action suit

Accusations of sexism at Google have ratcheted higher in recent days with the filing of a gender pay discrimination lawsuit. The suit was filed on behalf of three former Google employees. However, the attorney involved would like to achieve class-action status. And, based on preliminary findings, they may succeed with their ultimate goal. A federal […]

Joel Osteen Fighting Back After Harvey Miscues

Joel Osteen

Millions love Houston-based megachurch pastor and TV preacher Joel Osteen. Millions more hate him. That’s par for the course in his line of work. Osteen, thanks to his ostentatious displays of wealth – the big house, luxury cars and custom suits – paints a target on his chest for those who believe he’s selling people […]

Equifax Breach Puts 143 Million Credit

Equifax breach

Using consumers at risk of identity theft We live in the age of the computer pirate, the hacker, and the security breach. It’s almost becoming pedestrian. Week after week, someone is getting hacked. From big box stores to restaurants to grocery stores to government agencies and political groups. Hacking feels just part of life these […]

What Will Lee’s Sentencing Mean for Samsung?

Samsung

So far, Samsung has weathered a string of serious PR disasters very well. The company fought through the “exploding phone” fiasco just as another, deeper, PR problem was beginning. The first family of Samsung was under investigation for corruption. That case was tied to the now-former president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, also on the […]

Kushner Shifts to Crisis PR

Kushner shifts to crisis PR

There’s definitely a time and place for crisis PR. Usually, you need it before you think you do, and long after you believe everything is “all good.” But this isn’t a story about a brand that pulled the crisis PR trigger too late. It’s about the most prolific family in the country making a move […]

Cops Hammered for Lack of Camera Use After Minnesota Shooting

Cops hammered for lack of camera use after Minnesota shooting

When police agencies around the country agreed to begin using body cameras, both cops and protesters cheered. The police believe having the cameras can protect them from undue criticism and false accusations of brutality or misconduct. While the protesters believe the presence of cameras will reduce what they frame as an “epidemic” of police violence. […]

United Takes Steps to Reduce Involuntary “Bumping”

United takes steps to reduce involuntary “bumping”

United Airline is taking a public relations beating this year…much of it self-inflicted. Now, after months of misfires and misreading public sentiment, the company appears to be trying to make moves in the right direction. Moves that some are calling “baby steps” … but at least they’re moving. Recently, the company began promising to “bump” […]

What Leaders Can Do in a Corporate Crisis

What Leaders Can Do in the Middle of a Corporate Crisis

Once there is a corporate crisis, there’s also a big threat to the financial fortunes of the company, as well as their relations and reputation with the world at large and the key stakeholders. For large organizations, such a crisis is likely to strike more than once and as often as every five years on […]

Silicon Valley Bigwigs Hit With Sexual Harassment Claims

Silicon Valley bigwigs hit with sexual harassment claims

The Tech industry has long been accused of promoting a “boys club” atmosphere that is both dismissive of and antagonistic to women. Many big names in the industry have fought to dispel this reputation, but now a headline is being spread that brings that negative reputation back to the forefront. This, after venture capitalist Justin […]