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Can a Corn Puff be Racist?

Kellogg’s is in hot water after a Twitter user noticed a small but upsetting detail on the back of his son’s cereal box. Saladin Ahmed noticed that among the many yellow corn puff characters on the box, there was a … Continue reading

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Brand Missing Egg-posure

When a brand is mentioned along side a pop culture icon, it’s a marketing dream come true. Global exposure without having to spend a dime? Jackpot. But what a brand says next can make or break its capitalization campaign. In 2016, Eggo … Continue reading

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Top PR Disasters of 2017 … So Far

  2017 has been a year filled with controversy, corporate gaffes, and tone-deaf advertisements. Let’s take a look at the top three public relations disasters of 2017…so far. 3. Pepsi Superbowl Ad with Kendall Jenner Easily one of the most … Continue reading

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Allegations Trigger Action, #MeToo

In the wake of sexual allegations against some of Hollywood’s biggest names: Harvey Weinstein accused by more than 78 individuals,  Kevin Spacey accused of sexual assault of a minor and an unsettlingly growing list of powerful men abusing power, the actions taken by … Continue reading

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Is Dove Stain Permanent?

In a recent Facebook ad for Dove Body wash, a black woman is seen removing her brown blouse and as she does so, a white woman in a cream colored top is revealed. . The ad is a three-second gif … Continue reading

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