Is Google Burying Forrest Hayes’ Death?

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What do you get when you mix a married man, five kids, a yacht, a prostitute and heroin?  A great big gooey Googley mess.  So how’s Google handling this crisis? In about 55 characters…

Read the full story about Google’s response to the exec’s death in this new article from TGPR Partner and crisis management expert Susan Tellem.

-Dan Grody, TGPR

Client Aurora Releases Flurry of Holiday Plush

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TGPR client Aurora World Inc. — one of the world’s leading plush toy, gift and doll manufacturers  – today announced highlights from its all new Holiday catalog featuring more than 200 proprietary and licensed products.

Aurora’s all-new breakout character Yulli Yeti is sure to be a “monster” seller at retail. The award-winning Taddle Toes line, a runaway hit, expands to include seasonal styles while Aurora’s popular Mocha and Latte bear collection brings in the winter season with warm, festive scarfs and gingerbread accessories.

For more information, read the full press release here.

-Dan Grody, TGPR

JPMorgan Chase Healthcare Crisis


Jamie Dimon featured TGPR Partner Susan Tellem‘s article covering Jamie Dimon’s recent announcement that he has throat cancer. She discusses the implications on JPMorgan Chase’s Chairman, President and CEO’s health and business. Tellem is TGPR’s crisis management specialist and is also a registered nurse. Read the full story here:

-Dan Grody, TGPR

Client The Illusionists Hits Broadway Before U.S. Tour

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TGPR client The Illusionists, featured in the Associated Press today, announced a six-week run on Broadway kicking off December 4, followed by a 30-city U.S. tour.


The world’s best-selling, touring magic show shattered box office records around the world and will now conjure up some magic in New York and the rest of the country. The mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Creative Producer Simon Painter says:

We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Broadway for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.

Check out a couple more photos from the show:

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For more information about The Illusionists, visit

-Dan Grody, TGPR

Announcing Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Speaking Tour

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

TGPR client Innovation Arts & Entertainment is proud to announce Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, best-selling author, and the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, will be appearing on a six-city U.S. speaking tour. It kicks off January 26, 2015 in Madison, WI, with dates also confirmed at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre and Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, among others.

Tickets are on sale this Friday, June 13 and available at

Tyson is featured in rage comics / reaction memes across the Internet.

Tyson is featured in rage comics / reaction memes across the Internet.

Each family-friendly event features an engaging multi-media presentation bringing the expanses of modern science direct to audience members. Following each presentation, there’s an engaging Q&A session with audience members.

Confirmed tour dates include:

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-Dan Grody, TGPR

Taking on Marketing Cynics

cynicism2According to Adweek, more than 300 marketing and agency leaders made predictions for the future revealing that “the most cynical marketers predicted the agency world will become very niche, nonexistent or extinct.”

Whoa. Good thing TGPR Partner Susan Tellem has an opposite view; the glass is always half full. Read the full story “Marketing Cynics Beware: Death or Dementia Awaits” here at

-Dan Grody, TGPR

New Tour Dates Announced for Client Alton Brown Live!

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Alton Brown today announced the return of Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour, on the heels of the successful inaugural run to 46 US cities.  Over 100,000 tickets were sold for the Food Network star’s show, featuring a pinch of comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!) and a dash of “extreme” food experimentation (ponchos are provided for those in the first few rows), and of course…puppets.

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He has been cultivating the show’s material for about a decade and wrote most of the musical numbers which all take a comedic look at food. Get a sneak peek of the show here:

Additional show and ticketing information can be found at

-Dan Grody, TGPR