Monday, October 16, 2017

Airbus Corruption Scandal Fallout Continues

Airbus corruption scandal

According to a recent article in Reuters, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders offered some bad news about his company. Enders said the group is potentially looking at “significant” fines in the wake of a multi-national corruption scandal that alleges middlemen were involved in selling aircraft. Here, in part, is what Enders said:

Monday, October 09, 2017

Japan firm hammered for excessive overtime

When an employee is literally worked to death, you can bet there will be some questions asked. Back in 2015, Matsuri Takahashi killed herself in order to escape being perpetually overworked by Japanese advertising firm Dentsu.

Monday, October 02, 2017

What FEMA can learn about communicating in a disaster

As far as government agencies go, FEMA doesn’t exactly have the best reputation in the American consumer public. Sure, things have improved since the onslaught of bad press after Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. But coming into 2017, there was still plenty of bad feelings out there aimed at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ryanair CEO Caught in The Middle Trying to Please Everyone

Ryanair CEO

Customers, pilots, and investors are raging at Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary, and the airline boss is struggling to come up with a solution that pleases everyone. Just about the only topic at the company’s recent annual meeting was what to do about the 2,000 canceled flights that had customers, investors, and crew all crying foul.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Equifax CEO in Hot Water Over Stock Profit

Equifax CEO

Equifax has been struggling with a disastrous PR week after a hacking scandal that revealed 143 million users could have been compromised. Now, the credit protection and monitoring service is in the news for yet another public relations snafu…which, some say, may be much ado about nothing. CEO Richard Smith was fairly anonymous last week, now he’s persona non-grata.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Facebook Facing Accusations and Mistrust

Facebook facing accusations and mistrust

Consumers love Facebook, and use climbs higher every day. But do consumers trust the social media giant as a corporate citizen? Some say absolutely not. Critics are blasting Facebook for allowing political “propaganda” to fill users’ news feeds.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Responding to a Crisis: 5 Vital Steps all Businesses Must Take

Responding to a crisis

A PR crisis can happen to anyone. The bigger your organization, the greater the odds that something will go sideways at some point, but even one-man-bands are susceptible to mistakes, bad timing, and poor decisions that can land you in a public relations mess.