reputation management

Roger Ailes Saga hits peak crazy

2016-08-16 by EPR Staff
roger ailes public relations

Roger Ailes, the embattled ex-CEO of Fox News, found himself in the news again this week, as a bombshell report broke, claiming that Ailes managed an off-the-books operation from his position at the conservative news company. Earlier this year, allegations of sexual harassment were levied against Ailes by former Fox host Gretchen Carlson. After Carlson broke her silence, a host of other current and former employees spoke up—including the network’s brightest star, Megyn Kelly. The resulting tumult lead to an internal investigation by Fox, which resulted in Ailes stepping down from his long-time role steering the news organization. However, it... Read More >

SeaWorld Can’t Seem to Recover

2016-08-16 by EPR Staff
SeaWorld Can’t Seem to Recover

When Blackfish exploded onto the scene, some people said it was the beginning of the end for SeaWorld Adventure Parks. Others said, no way, they can ride this storm of bad publicity out until it passes. It’s possible they were both right. SeaWorld is managing to make it through, but it still may not be enough. Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment dropped (again) in recent trading, as much at 14 percent. Then again, company profits have shot up when compared to this time last year, even as revenue fell a bit. Attendance at the company’s five parks fell by as much... Read More >

Government Tells People to Tighten Budgets, NAPE Tells Government to Start with their Own

2016-08-15 by EPR Staff
Government Tells People to Tighten Budgets, NAPE Tells Government to Start with their Own

NAPE (The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees) is the largest union in the province and acts on behalf of 25,000 private and public employees. Jerry Earle, NAPE president, was happy with their victory as the government conceded and let their crisis PR consultant go in favor of using in-house communications and PR people. Cathy Bennett, Finance Minister, recently announced the work would be done by their internal communications team (CBC) in future. The decision was made at the end of June. She announced, “Government advised [law firm] McInnes Cooper that external communications resources would no longer... Read More >

New Prime Minister Questions Honours List from David Cameron Upon Departure

2016-08-11 by EPR Staff
New Prime Minister Questions Honours List from David Cameron Upon Departure

Just before David Cameron left his post as Prime Minister he created an honours list for those to be considered for peerage, from most accounts the list was long and had a number of names many considered to have “bought” their way onto it. Many of the British people already believe that to be the case, and the current list seems to make an open declaration as to the truth of that matter. Committee on Standards in Public Life Chairman, Lord Bew, said, “The British people themselves think you would only give money to a party unless you expect a peerage... Read More >

HUD and Ginnie Mae Caught in $3.9 Million PR scandal

2016-08-11 by EPR Staff

HUD is once again in the news for misusing funds and breaking federal law in the process. This time using $3.9 million to market individuals and employees in the agency. Under the Federal Acquisition Regulations, federal agencies and divisions are not allowed to market individuals, individual agendas or even the department or division. That’s why when it comes to the government, such efforts are called public affairs rather than public relations and title for similar work are usually something along the lines of an information officer. Ginnie Mae is under the HUD umbrella of entities and services. They guarantee mortgage-backed... Read More >

Herbalife Back in the Green?

2016-07-21 by EPR Staff
Herbalife Back in the Green?

After a contentious and lengthy fight with the FTC, the direct sales supplement company Herbalife is back in a big way. Last week the company scored a big win with a $200 million settlement with the FTC, the long awaited end to a terrorizing two-year inquest by the Federal Trade Commission. While the FTC failed to retract some of the more damaging language leveled at the company in the past, for example, refusing to declare Herbalife ‘not’ a pyramid scheme, the finality of the decision seemed to breathe new life into the company, especially on Wall Street. After the announcement... Read More >

Hoosick Falls Mirrors Flint Water Crisis Scandal

2016-07-21 by EPR Staff

In 2015, the Flint water crisis created serious health concerns in Michigan, while also creating a huge public relations scandal for Governor Rick Snyder. The public chastised Snyder for taking too long to act, while also accusing the governor of knowing all along the water supply was contaminated. On the heels of such a crisis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finds himself facing similar backlash and accusations for the Hoosick Falls water crisis. Congressional Committee Opens Inquiry Not surprisingly, the Congressional committee launched an inquiry into the matter. Both the Senate and the state Assembly intends to hold hearings, beginning... Read More >

What to Do When a PR Crisis Hits

2016-07-15 by EPR Staff
What to Do When a PR Crisis Hits

Mistakes do happen they can be small or major. When they happen it is best to be upfront about them. Companies can create a good PR experience, by handling in the right way.  When it is a minor mistake it can be resolved by sending out an apology through an email or other notice to your customers and major clients - letting them know how you are resolving the issue. Be Transparent Major issues can go public through Social Media or the News. The best thing for a company from a PR a perspective is total transparency about the issue.... Read More >

Did Simon Danczuk Really Charge ‘Sexting’ Scandal Expenses to Taxpayers?

2016-07-15 by EPR Staff
Did Simon Danczuk Really Charge ‘Sexting’ Scandal Expenses to Taxpayers

As if ‘sexting’ a teenager wasn’t scandalous enough, MP Simon Danczuk made things even worse by allegedly charging the cost of his actions to taxpayers. The invoice claims the payments are for parliamentary media relations work completed over the Christmas period, but the public has reason to believe otherwise.   For starters, the bill came just three days after Danczuk was suspended over his ‘sexting’ affair with a 17-year-old. Over the Christmas break, Danczuk also faced serious criticism after partying with his girlfriend at the time, at a local bar, while 500 homes and over 100 businesses were flooded. In... Read More >

Citizens Council of Alaska Post Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Seeks Public Relations Audit

2016-07-13 by EPR Staff

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (“PWSRCAC”) in Alaska is inviting proposals for a project to conduct an audit of current public relations, communications, and brand (organizational reputation) of PWSRCAC and develop recommendations for improving these efforts to engage a larger audience and build support for the council’s mission. The final work product of this effort is a report that will cover: Results from the audit of the current PWSRCAC brand and public relations efforts; Recommendations and plan for improving public relations and communications efforts. About The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council MISSION STATEMENT: Citizens promoting... Read More >

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 13