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BBC Settles with “Underpaid” Editor

These days, the scandals in the media seem to be mostly centered around harassment at work, but a recent headline out of Britain reminded both readers and activists that some women are still fighting for an equitable paycheck. CNN is reporting that the BBC is apologizing for “underpaying” a senior editor who happened to be […]

Becker Back in the Headlines for all the Wrong Reasons

It’s been decades since tennis sensation Boris Becker made international headlines. In those days, he was a phenom on the court, capturing the attention of tennis fans the world over as he won multiple Wimbledon titles. The recent mention of Becker in the headlines paints a very different picture. Becker is embroiled in a bankruptcy […]

Ironman CEO PR Challengers: Aaron Kwittken & Peter Shankman

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The creators of the Ironman fundraising foot-race are seeking sponsorships to help the event grow.  The participants of Ironman include those able to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles in less than seventeen hours. Obviously a maximal degree of commitment, perseverance, and discipline are required to foster realistic hope of completing […]

Maverick Apparel Demands Logan Paul Stop Using Maverick Name

Maverick Apparel, a New York City based leading manufacturer and clothing company that prides itself in “building wholesome apparel brands for juniors and children” demanded today Logan Paul stop using their brand name. As the letter notes, “Maverick by Logan Paul and Maverick Apparel (“Maverick”) trademarks are confusingly similar but moreover because you have embedded […]

Deutsche Boerse CEO Resigns Amid Insider Trading Allegations

Deutsche Boerse CEO resigns amid insider trading allegations

A recent international insider trading investigation netted a fairly big fish. Deutsche Boerse CEO Carsten Kengeter resigned as the probe continued digging deeper into alleged financial irregularities. Kengeter was the chief executive of the German stock exchange operator, DB, and his departure has a lot of people wondering what the fallout will be for European […]

Derris & Company: The PR Company That Does No PR Or Branding

Derris & Company: The PR Company That Does No PR Or Branding

Derris & Company was founded in 2013 by Jesse Derris and is based in New York City but also has an office in San Francisco. They are a full-service public relations and communications agency that focuses on strong branding and more. On their website, they say, “We are defined by our dual-pronged approach: first, we […]

Stars step up for Harvey relief

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When tragedy strikes, Americans know how to come together. From endless lines of supply trucks and Red Cross buses full of volunteers to the “Cajun Navy” and tireless first responders, Americans have descended on southeast Texas to help those in need after Hurricane Harvey. Hollywood has shown up too. In most cases, stars have come […]