Crisis PR

Franken latest to be accused of misconduct

Another week and another prominent person apologizing for sexual misconduct. This time, it’s former comedian, writer, and current Minnesota Senator, Al Franken, on the hot seat. Franken will very likely be exposed to a Senate ethics investigation since he has been accused of “forcibly kissing” a Los Angeles radio host during a shared USO tour […]

Equifax still trying to dig out of deep hole

Equifax still trying to dig out of deep hole

If you’re making a list of companies that had a rough PR road in 2017, Equifax would certainly be on that list. The credit monitoring and reporting company, which prides itself on gathering as much personal financial data as it can on customers, suffered a massive data breach, causing consumer confidence in the company to […]

SLU Campus Rocked by Sexual Assault Allegations

Saint Louis University

Recently, Saint Louis University was rocked by the news that three young women went to local hospitals to report they had been sexually assaulted by some of the university’s student-athletes. According to the women, the assaults occurred at an on-campus apartment. University administration immediately responded to the reports. University President Fred Pestello told local media, […]

Miss Turkey Loses Tiara Over Tweet

Miss Turkey loses tiara over tweet

Yet another beauty queen has lost her crown over PR issues. According to the Associated Press, Miss Turkey 2017 was “stripped of her crown over a social media posting deemed to be insulting the memory of people killed in a failed military coup.” What we do know is this: Miss Turkey, 18-year-old Itir Esen, lost […]

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?


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. […]