Accountants Hire PR Help

PR trade publication O'Dwyer's PR Daily reports the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has hired Omnicom's Clark & Weinstock "as the Enron bankruptcy has 'put an unprecedented focus on the accounting profession and its self-regulatory system.'" PR Week reports AICPA has retained the Weiser Group in Chicago "to help in its effort to restore faith in the auditing and accounting system." Meanwhile, according to O'Dwyer's PR Daily, one of Anderson's PR flacks has taken issue with an National Public Radio report that Anderson "is trying to muzzle employees in the wake of the Enron affair." "We have responded to 343 media inquiries," Charlie Leonard of Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter and Associates told O'Dwyer's PR. Staffer were told that the national media relations team was to handle questions about Enron.