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Equifax Breach Puts 143 Million Credit

2017-09-11 by Ronn Torossian
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 days. But not all hacks are created equal. Some hacks create more fear than others. When it was announced last week that credit monitoring bureau, Equifax, had been hacked, American consumers grabbed their hearts and their wallets. Then they read further, and that only made... Read More >

Silicon Valley Bigwigs Hit With Sexual Harassment Claims

2017-06-27 by John Aldo
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 Caldbeck said he’s taking an “indefinite leave of absence” after being accused of sexually harassing women in the tech industry. In a statement released by his firm, Binary Capital, Caldbeck said: “The gap of influence between male venture capitalists and female entrepreneurs is frightening, and... Read More >

Laws change, but medical marijuana remains a PR battle

2016-10-05 by Aaron Sarno
Reversing marijuana stigma

Medical marijuana laws are changing, state by state. The slow drip feels inevitable, but it also seems to be growing ever closer to nationwide legalization, as public pressure continues to build and once closed minds continue to change. The latest state to legalize medical marijuana is Ohio, which has a law about to go into effect even though the state itself has no idea yet how to implement the law. So, while it’s “legal” the questions of “how” legal and “what” that actually means is still being hashed out. As regulations to that effect are expected to take at least... Read More >

MWW Public Relations Group Named In Yet Another Lawsuit Seeking Unpaid Funds

2016-07-19 by Richard D. Pace
MWW

On October 28, 2014, MWW PR announced they had acquired “Ideation Inc., an innovation and development lab founded by Robert Dilio, who will join MWW as chief technology officer”.   And on July 18, 2016, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Tina Imm sued Dilio, Related Noise, Ideation and MWW PR for “violation of the New York State Labor Laws, breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and alternatively, quantum meruit.” Her suit seeks damages “in an amount not less than $127,883” – and is one of a number of recent... Read More >

AMP Agency Sues MWW PR Group for Unpaid Bills

2016-06-27 by Richard D. Pace
MWW Public Relations

Agency Facing Countless Lawsuits Alleging They Do Not Pay Vendors Everything-PR can exclusively report that a leading marketing agency, AMP Agency has sued MWWPR, one of the leading independent Public Relations firms in the United States for nearly $290K in unpaid bills in a lawsuit which has been filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. AMP Agency Sues MWWPR for Unpaid Bills This lawsuit comes on the heels of our May 28 report where this site reported that Scholastic sued MWWPR for $699,377.01 plus legal damages for a series of unpaid bills related to work the... Read More >

FDA Gets Serious with Whole Foods

2016-06-24 by Archie Obrien

Whole Foods has been in a “whole” lot of trouble lately. Repeated public relations issues have the company struggling to fight back as sales fall and the once-impervious wall of faithful shoppers has begun to crumble. Enter another potential crack in the foundation of upscale grocery dominance. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to Whole Foods detailing “serious violations” found during an inspection of a particular food prep plant used by Whole Foods. The letter listed multiple violations including issues with sanitation and various different food prep no-nos. FDA Demands Better Sanitation and Food Prep Practices According... Read More >

Flint Drinking Water Crisis becomes Big Business in DC

2016-05-16 by Richard D. Pace
flint water public relations

According to Greenwire, approximately two dozen entities have been lobbying during the first quarter of 2016 regarding the Flint drinking water crisis. These groups include environmental organizations, law firms, unions, children’s health advocates, and infrastructure groups. Their efforts center around legislation on Capitol Hill providing aid to residents of the city and repairing the water infrastructure for Flint. An initial attempt for help included a Flint package in the comprehensive energy bill going through the Senate, but the Flint portion was removed while still in committee. Instead, $220 million of relief for Flint is in the Senate’s Water Resources Development... Read More >

Fine Bro’s PR Crisis and YouTube Controversy

2016-02-08 by Jason Tannahill
Fine Bros

In this age of modern technology innovations where people are able to complete almost any tasks with the click of a mouse button or a few keystrokes on a keyboard, new rules are being made and broken on a daily basis concerning copyright and trademark ownership. The Internet's Backlash One particular area where modern technology, copyright ownership, and trademark ownership are moving along a very blurred line of distinction is the Internet. The question of what is actual property ownership and what is for public consumption is being raised on a daily basis. Regarding copyright and trademark ownership rights involving... Read More >

American Bar Association Wants To Hire A Digital Media Company

2016-01-13 by Richard D. Pace
american bar association

The American Bar Association (ABA) –one of the world’s largest voluntary professional associations – has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a digital agency to create a new website. The organization BA wishes to significantly improve its websites, both the content website at www.americanbar.org and its commerce website at www.shopaba.org. These websites should become mobile-responsive, allow users to quickly locate relevant content and help users efficiently complete online tasks (especially commerce tasks). Both sites serve members, legal professionals who are not members and the general public. The websites need to update the user experience with contemporary visual design and... Read More >

PR News Roundup: Lawsuits, Tax Evasion, and PR Success

2015-12-28 by Richard D. Pace
pr news

Check out the headlines below to see some news we missed from the last week related to the Public Relations industry – here’s some news round ups: Employees File Class Action Lawsuit against the BBG Several workers at the broadcasting institution filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an American government entity. In the $400 million class action suit, the workers claim the agency misclassified them as independent contractors to avoid paying full salaries and giving benefits. The lawsuit claims the BBG put a system in place allowing Voice of America to hire ‘independent contractors’... Read More >

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