Daily Archives: September 21, 2014

Bloody Mistake or Marketing?

Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy. The chain is known to push the boundary between “inappropriate” and “edgy,” often crossing over to the former. The store’s most recent controversial product was a one-of-a-kind Kent State University sweatshirt with red markings that look identical to … Continue reading

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UO Selling Pain for Profit

Urban Outfitters has always sparked controversy with its unconventional and provocative clothing style, but their most recent action has many questioning whether the retailer has gone too far. The company is facing a backlash for a “Vintage Kent State University … Continue reading

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Urban Trips Over Edge

The saying, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” was proven wrong recently by Urban Outfitters. Although the company has been known for its “edgy” clothing, the release of a “vintage sweatshirt” has generated noteworthy amounts of scrutiny. The $129 … Continue reading

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‘Game face’ right move, wrong time?

CoverGirl, the official beauty sponsor of the NFL, did not see this one coming when it released their NFL campaign encouraging women to get creative with makeup to support their favorite NFL team. After TMZ released the elevator video of … Continue reading

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Find Everything at Costco — Except PR Dept

The ubiquitous membership warehouse chain, Costco Wholesale has been recognized as one of the most efficient and successful American corporations by seattlepi.com, Bloomberg Businessweek and The Huffington Post, among others, for its uncommon business model that has built a loyal following and allowed it to … Continue reading

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ARGH! Brands Pirating Holidays

In terms of marketing and PR, social media have blossomed in this information age as ways to improve, change, and mend a brand’s reputation. Obviously, with holidays like Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas there are campaigns, programs or deals that … Continue reading

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CBS Deems Rihanna Unfit to ‘Run This Town’

The Ray Rice domestic violence scandal worked its way into the music scene. CBSannounced last week that they would permanently pull Rihanna and Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” from their Thursday night pre-game coverage. Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice … Continue reading

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