Category Archives: Connect PR

REI Opts for Outdoors Ahead of Holiday Sales

Retailer REI made headlines when they announced they will be closed on Black Friday in order to encourage shoppers to experience the outdoors. Since then, the company has given social shoutouts to several other brands hopping on the #OptOutside bandwagon, … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Walmart Costume in Poor Taste?

Every year there are a slew of costumes that arise surrounding the current year’s social topics or issues. Among a few this year are the popular Snap Chat and Caitlyn Jenner. But, when do these costumes go too far? Some consumers … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | 1 Comment

Custom Emoji Rings Taco Bell

Apple just released a software update featuring new emojis. Emojis are icons or emoticons available on Apple mobile devices. Recent additions to the emoji keyboard include an eye roll, a unicorn and even a hand signifying Spock’s “live long and … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Custom Emoji Rings Taco Bell

Playboy to Dress Nudes

Playboy announced that starting with the March 2016 issue, it will no longer feature nude models in its magazine. Although the models, celebrities and Playmates will be clothed in the photos, poses will still remain provocative. This will be the … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | Comments Off on Playboy to Dress Nudes

ABC Family Getting a Makeover

ABC Family, a popular Disney-owned television network, announced that beginning in January 2016, it will changE its name to Freeform. ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said the company is rebranding to suit its shifting target audience. The network is switching … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on ABC Family Getting a Makeover

Snickers ‘Hunger Bars’ Tasteless?

As part of their ongoing campaign to show the side effects of hunger in a humorous light, Snickers launched a new campaign highlighting some negative personality traits that result from an empty stomach. They’re calling out these traits in an … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Doritos Brand Embraces ‘Rainbow’

A surprising shift from the brand’s traditional orange-themed bag, Doritos released a new rainbow chip bag this week to show support for the LGBT community. According to an article in PR Week, media platforms were buzzing over the concept soon after the … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | 9 Comments

Pope’s Messages May Scatter Flock

Late September, Pope Francis will visit the U.S. for the first time. The Pope’s visit comes at a crucial time, as the number of Catholics in the U.S. has declined by three million since 2007, according to a PEW Research … Continue reading

Posted in Connect PR | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment