Crisis Public Relations

Getting Ahead of a Crisis Before it Happens

Crisis management. Two words that no business wants to have to handle, but unfortunately this is often a part of running a company. Inevitably, something negative will happen. The effects of these types of situations are highly dependent on how they are handled. But why wait until there is a crisis to handle? Being proactive […]

Managing a PR Crisis

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All businesses, big or small, will face some kind of public relations crisis in their lifetime. Knowing this will happen — and being prepared for it — is the best way to manage these scenarios. All businesses are vulnerable to a wide range of unexpected threats and in this age of anything going viral at […]

Cheap and Ethical: Mutually Exclusive Branding?

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The global fashion industry is facing an existential crisis: after exploding across the globe in search of ever-cheaper places to manufacture its treasures, stories of worker abuses are as depressing as they are consistent: violence, brutally long hours, unpaid wages, dangerous conditions, and perpetual poverty. Last year, workers at an Indian factory known for supplying […]

Jussie Smollett’s career is over

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There can be no doubt now that Jussie Smollett will struggle to revive his career. The Empire star broke his silence on the ‘worst time of his life’ after all charges against him for filing a false police report were dropped earlier this month.  His record has also been wiped clean, and reports indicate he […]

Gillette’s Controversial Ad is Nothing New

Gillette’s “We Believe” campaign has ruffled more than a few well trimmed feathers, with the one-minute, 49-second ad all but taking over online discussion this week. Among its supporters, Gillette has nailed its attempt in providing some much-needed commentary on so-called “toxic masculinity”, while the campaign’s detractors are calling the ad offensive to men. The […]

Racism & Lab Grown Diamonds

Usually, making headlines at Fashion Week is a good thing. Not always. Right at the height of Paris Fashion Week, Miroslava Duma (fashion blogger and entrepreneur) and Ulyana Sergeenko (couture fashion designer) blundered their way to the forefront of the fashion industry when they posted and engaged in tone deaf and racist discourse. Amazingly, despite […]

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 […]

Ditka Forced to Apologize After Comments About Race

Ditka forced to apologize after comments about race

When he played, Mike Ditka was a presence on the field. The big tight end made defenses pay every time he ran a route. He took this strong, gruff, no-nonsense approach into his coaching days, building a reputation as a dominant winner during his time in Chicago. Despite his gruff exterior and scowling presence on […]

Investors Rage at Fox “Permissive” Culture

Federal Probe of Fox Digs Deeper

The sexual harassment scandals that rocked Fox News are not going away anytime soon. Neither the downfall of Roger Ailes nor the career damage to Bill O’Reilly could assuage the anger of the consumer marketplace or the fallout from advertisers fleeing the network. After the dismissal of O’Reilly and the failed boycott of Sean Hannity, […]