Monthly Archives: March 2014

LGBT or Arizona a Winner in SB 1062 Bout?

At this point, it’s unlikely to be unaware of what transpired in Arizona, the ruling of SB 1062, a bill meant to protect the religious freedom of business owners. Brewer’s veto was celebrated among gay rights advocates everywhere. And it’s … Continue reading

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Social Media Mimic Competitors

Of all the social media platforms available, you have to wonder how they will start affecting people who have worked in an industry tailored to certain groups through specific messaging — otherwise known as marketers. Each and every social media … Continue reading

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Christie Still Stuck In Bridgegate

For months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dealt with the biggest political scandal of his career. In January, reports surfaced that his aides were involved in closing several traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge for political reasons. However, … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines: Victim of Its Own Poor PR?

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8 with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. These 239 souls left hundreds of family members on the ground waiting for and later, demanding answers. During the following weeks, well-intended … Continue reading

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Sloppy Photoshopping Nails ‘Target’

How do you handle crisis communication? Just ask this retail giant. Target’s recent security breach triggered multiple press releases updating consumers on the steps the company launched to remedy the situation.  The company reached out to customers on social media as well. … Continue reading

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So ‘Over’ It: AP Loses ‘More Than’ Style

Over and more than have always been used interchangeably in day-to-day conversation, much to the chagrin of people who root themselves in Associated Press style, like journalists and copy editors. So when AP officially announced that more than and over … Continue reading

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United Flyers Saddled with More Baggage Fees

Prepare to pay more for that extra tote the next time you travel. For United Airlines, new bag-sizing boxes at many airports has many passengers cringing as they approach security. The airline has now enforced limits on the size of … Continue reading

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‘Bachelor’ in Need of Reality Check

“It’s okay.” “I like her.” “It’s good.” These generic phrases were uttered countless times by vapid Venezuelan soccer stud Juan Pablo Galavis throughout ABC’s current season of The Bachelor. Instead of the typical exotic dates, fantasy romances and the occasional … Continue reading

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Gaga’s ‘Art’ Spews Green Slime

Lady Gaga is promoting her controversial new album “Artpop” across the U.S. Controversy surrounds the project and some say she has gone too far in efforts to blend art and pop. During her performance at the South by Southwest Music … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Twitter Blackout Sparks Outrage

Outrage broke out across the globe Friday, March 20 when “#TwitterisblockedinTurkey” began trending. Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “wipe out” Twitter regardless of the international community’s viewpoint on the matter. Based on the trending hashtag, this was no … Continue reading

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