Whats New: Public Relations News Summaries
Lawsuit Against Fox News
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gretchen Carlson, after winning a 20-million-dollar sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News, has signed with powerful Publicist Cindi Berger. Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit involved the former head of Fox News, Roger Ailes. Carlson, with Berger’s help, plans to relaunch her career with some television appearances, a book, speaking engagements and philanthropy. Berger’s firm, PMK*BNC, also represents public personalities such as Barbara Walters.
Megyn Kelly Also Leaving Fox News?
In other related news, Megyn Kelly, whose contract with Fox News will expire at the network soon, has hired a publicist outside the network, Leslee Dart of 42 West. This move fuels the rumor that she will indeed leave the network when her contract with it ends. Kelly has a book called Settle for More, which will be published by Harper after the election. She reportedly also had her problems with the former head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, and supported Carlson in pursuing her lawsuit.
Turkey’s Public Relations
The PR firm Edelman is now representing the country of Turkey’s Unite Communications, yet the now extremely complicated geopolitical situation in the country has forced Edelman to reduce its presence there. Unite Communications has claimed that the opposite is true.
5W Public Relations Now Represents Reservations.com
5WPR is excited to make Reservations.com the premier web site to offer adventurous travelers a memorable experience. Since 2014, the company has witnessed rapid growth with more than 150,000 affiliate hotels around the globe.
PR Giant Jonathan Rinehart Dies at Age 86
Jonathan Rinehart’s daughter, Annabelle Rinehart, stated he died of complications of Parkinson’s disease. He lived in New York City.
Before Rineharts’s era, deals tended to be in the domain of attorneys but he changed this paradigm by making it the job of PR firms to be involved in strategic partnerships between their clients and other companies. He began the Jonathan Rinehart Group in the mid-1970s and later merged with Mel Adams and Associates to create the company Adams & Rinehart. Some of his clients were Gillette, Seagram Company, and Salomon Brothers, the investment bank that is now part of Citigroup.