CRISIS

Sports PR Lessons from Recent Betting Scandals

April 4, 2024

GG’s Kerry Close offers advice to sports PR teams as sports betting controversies continue to grow. Recently, several betting scandals – notably, involving MLB phenom Shohei Ohtani and NBA center/power forward Jontay Porter – have rocked the sports world. They’ve thrown the integrity of the game into question and created crisis PR challenges for sports […]

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Crisis Management in the Age of Virtue Signaling 

September 9, 2022

Group Gordon’s Anna Kizito explores crisis management in the fallout of “ESG-washing” allegations and gives helpful tips to avoid making claims that you cannot support later.  Last month, a lawsuit against fast fashion giant H&M alleged that the company has been misleadingly marketing its clothing line, “H&M Conscious.”   While overpromising is not completely unheard of […]

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Champagne Problems: Taking Public Accountability in Crisis Management

August 11, 2022

GG’s Reagan Herzog connects the latest series of celebrity scandals to important principles of crisis management. Many A-listers have recently found themselves in hot water for a major element of their lavish lifestyles: private jets. It all started with an Instagram post of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott standing between two private jets with the […]

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Crisis PR Is Center Stage for “Funny Girl”

July 15, 2022

GG’s Jordan Miller writes about the mishandled revival of “Funny Girl” and what crisis PR professionals can learn. All is not fun at the Broadway revival of “Funny Girl,” the musical based on the life of comedian Fanny Brice that helped propel Barbra Streisand to superstardom when she originated the role in 1964. For those […]

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Concrete Action Is Critical for Socially Engaged PR

April 7, 2022

Group Gordon’s Efe Osagie explains why socially engaged PR requires action to back up words. This past month we celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th. In support of the holiday, many companies took to Twitter and other social media to express their support of women’s equality. But what they didn’t expect was for a […]

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Mitigating a Crisis: Lessons from the Michigan/Wisconsin Incident

February 28, 2022

GG’s Andrew Jarrell provides post-game analysis on mitigating a crisis after an unfortunate incident at a basketball game between the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin. After a relatively uneventful game between the University of Michigan’s and University of Wisconsin’s men’s basketball teams, a brawl broke out. As the coaches approached each other for the customary […]

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