We’ve all seen our share of Internet hoaxes. The random e-mail calling for a boycott of a major oil company; the forwarded message of a worried mother whose daughter was sickened by a popular food;… Continued
On Aug. 1, 2008, Peppercom employees learned that four senior managers were missing following a quarterly summit in Singapore, leaving only one member of the management team– co-founder and managing partner, Steve Cody–in New York… Continued
By Frank Ovaitt Is there such a thing as public relations ethics? Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D., of Syracuse University, poses that question in the Institute for Public Relations Essential Knowledge Project’s "Ethics and Public Relations"… Continued
In today’s turbulent business environment, there is no shortage of crises du jour, which helps explain the evergreen quality and ubiquity of case studies, expert strategies and thought leadership pieces on the topic of crisis… Continued
"Most major crises start with a bad idea." That from a slide used by Gary Sheffer, executive director of Communications & Public Affairs at General Electric. But how much of what we think we know… Continued
Company: American Society of Plastic Surgeons Agency: KDPaine & Partners Timeframe: 2006–Ongoing The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world’s largest plastic surgery specialty organization, needed to wrap its proverbial arms around the effectiveness… Continued
Invisible Children’s CEO responded quickly and efficiently to public critiques of his organization, but there are times when a quick response to a crisis can serve to inflame rather than cool down a situation.
The news that Johnson & Johnson’s longtime CEO Bill Weldon is stepping down as of April 1 has the business world buzzing: Is the 63-year-old Weldon’s departure and the appointment of Alex Gorsky as the… Continued
In a PR crisis for the ages, Katie Paine gives Susan G. Komen for the Cure mostly failing grades, while Planned Parenthood gets excellent marks for its response.