Monthly Archives: October 2010

Search Engine ‘Bombs’

This week, Politico reported that the Daily Kos, a left-leaning blog, was attempting to derail 98 House Republican candidates’ election bids by digging up controversial news stories about them and then asking the Daily Kos’ readers to link to and … Continue reading

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Animation Video from Taiwan Pokes Fun at Bieber

Justin Bieber has been making headlines this week, but now the Taiwanese are poking fun at his laser tag incident. In case you haven’t heard, Bieber was involved in a minor altercation with a 12-year-old boy after he repeatedly called … Continue reading

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Baby Formula Scandal Exposes Questionable Chinese PR Practices

The Chinese milk industry is no stranger to scandal and the latest exposes the unethical side of Chinese public relations practices. This summer there were reports that the baby formula by Synutra International was linked to premature breast development in … Continue reading

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Brett Favre meet Tiger Woods

As I’m sure many of you have already heard, Brett Favre has refused to comment on allegations that accuse him of sending inappropriate text messages and lewd photos to Jenn Sterger.  During the press conference following last week’s Vikings’ loss … Continue reading

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Another Scandal in Need of Crisis Management

In response to the previous post about Public Scandals and PR, there is yet another scandal circulating the media involving Brett Farve. You know, the quarterback who retired then decided he still wanted to play football so he un-retired. While … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber’s Alleged Arcade Assault: Take Two

Justin Bieber, 16-year-old pop sensation, is currently in the middle of a PR fiasco. Bieber was asked to leave Planet Lazer, an arcade in Canada, on Friday after being accused of hitting a 12-year-old boy. The boy had apparently been … Continue reading

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Search Engines Add Social Media

When a consumer wants to learn about a new product, sale, business or boutique, where is the most obvious place he or she would look for information? I am pretty confident that most people would Google it. Or perhaps use … Continue reading

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How to Get a Conversation with President Obama

Big debate in social media use — can online action turn into offline action? What is the point posting all this stuff online if no one will go offline and use that information?  Last week, social media proved to be … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons the Hard Way: The Brett Farve Edition

“I’m not getting into that. I’ve got my hands full with the Jets.” — Brett Favre to NY Post reporter Fox Sports News posted a story online this week about how Brett Favre’s wife will be making television appearances and could … Continue reading

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Nobody Puts Bieber In a Corner

Just like the Spice Girls, NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys stole the hearts of young guys and gals in the ’90s and early 2000s, Justin Bieber has taken over the heartthrob role for today’s tweens and teens. Even if you’re … Continue reading

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