Daily Archives: November 16, 2014

Star Opts Out of Social Media

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence might be the only star under the age of 30 to disconnect from social media. After the massive leak of celebrity’s private photos in August, can she be blamed? Lawrence was one of (too) many … Continue reading

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Taylor Isn’t Swift as PR Genius

There’s no denying Taylor Swift is a successful entertainer. (I don’t say musician because much of her work is auto-tuned and her songs almost exclusively focus on ex-boyfriends.) That said, Emily Yahr of The Washington Post is unfortunately mistaken when … Continue reading

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Billy’s Beef with Burger King

Billy Eichner is best known from his appearance at the Emmy awards alongside Seth Meyers but originally gained popularity through his show “Billy on the Street.” On the show, he conducts over-the-top interviews of random people on the street. The show … Continue reading

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Sweating The Message

Rebranding is a constant occurrence in the public relations industry. A company or product in business for a long time will usually rebrand every so often in order to grow their audience. The goal of rebranding is to create and … Continue reading

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Hospital Hires PR Giant to Contain Ebola Crisis

Good PR can fix lots of things. As it turns out, ebola hysteria might be one of them. At least that’s what the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and global PR firm Burson-Marsteller are hoping. Texas Health’s safety practices have come … Continue reading

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Does PR Need Twitter?

According to Twitter, it has 271 million monthly active users and a total of 500 million tweets are sent per day, but how much does Twitter matter when it comes to public relations? The average user may only turn to Twitter … Continue reading

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Toy Chain Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’

The AMC hit Breaking Bad, is anything but ‘so last year” as the release of their new toy line makes news. In an effort to keep the brand relevant, a collection of Breaking Bad action figures were released last week … Continue reading

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Flavor Naming’s Icy Response

Schweddy Balls, Linsanity, Hubby Hubby and Hazed & Confused. At first glance, these names may seem mildly offensive. That is, until you know that they are ice cream flavors produced by Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s. Hazed and Confused Hazed & … Continue reading

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Walmart Sorry for ‘Fat Girl Costume’

Retail conglomerate Walmart found itself at the center of an unfortunate oversight in October causing a major backlash from consumers. The retailer’s site featured a Halloween costume category, titled “Fat Girl Costumes.” The “Fat Girl Costume” section featured many of … Continue reading

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AT&T Hangs Up Data Users

In October, several news outlets reported that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against phone giant, AT&T for misleading their customers on “unlimited” data plans. CNN money reported that the FCC said “AT&T ‘failed to adequately disclose’ the … Continue reading

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