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Activist a Hypocrite in Weinstein Probe?

According to The New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax and Weinstein Co., has arranged at least eight sexual harassment settlements.  Through its investigation, the Times found records of these allegations spanning three decades. Who is Weinstein? He “has … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Paints VW as Villain in Emissions Misfire

Greenpeace, an international organization acting to promote peace and environmental protection, recently launched a social media campaign meant to attack Volkswagen on their response to the emissions scandal. The campaign highlights a smoke-breathing pumpkin emblazoned with the VW log and the … Continue reading

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PR Woes Drain Energy from Power Drink

The FDA will now require energy drinks to be sold as a beverage, not a dietary supplement, after 13 deaths and a letter from 18 doctors and researchers. For more than a decade, drinks like Monster Energy and Five-Hour Energy … Continue reading

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Runway 2.0 Re-Designs Fashion, Social Media

Audience members were encouraged to use their phones and tablets during the Kenneth Cole Fall 2013 Runway Show Live from New York Fashion Week. “During the @kennethcole runway show, out of respect for other members of the audience please make sure your … Continue reading

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Will Beyonce’s Lip-Syncing Tarnish Image?

Beyonce’s performance of the Star-Spangled Banner took a prime spot in Inauguration Day media coverage when the 16-time Grammy Award-winning pop star came under fire for allegedly lip-syncing the national anthem. An inaugural official soon confirmed that the star did indeed … Continue reading

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Stories the essence of relationships

When a company projects synthetically sentimental images on billboards to sell its products, most sensitive consumers wince — if they pay attention at all. Fake emotional appeals rank as possibly the most offensive marketing tactic around, although there are exceptions. … Continue reading

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Blogs: More than just a pretty face

As social media and Internet use continue to increase, many public relations firms are scrambling to market themselves better.  While blog writing is nothing new to the marketing and public relations world, many have yet to perfect this idea of … Continue reading

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PR and Marketing: Where’s the Mix?

When I scanned the blogs this week to find something unique to write about, I hit the jackpot on a blog I’ve never before visited. It’s called PR-Squared.com which focuses on social media and marketing. All of a sudden, the … Continue reading

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The PR Approach to Wikipedia

Wikipedia is an enormous source of information, but its “anyone can edit” quality right away punched holes in its credibility. This has improved down the years, but the day has yet to arrive when we see Wikipedia as a superior … Continue reading

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Are social media sites the new connector between crisis news and the public?

It is so crazy for me to think that many people get their news from social media sites now rather than actual news sites. Its not like they are only using the social media sites, but it is more of … Continue reading

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