Monthly Archives: November 2014

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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Uber’s Hot Spot Lost in Translation

Sex sells, whether you like it or not. Being bold and controversial also seem to sell. But is there a point when advertisers need to take a step back? Dial it down? The French branch of Uber, the popular ridesharing … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Taste of Sugar

Since it’s that time of year again where kids fill their stomachs with Kit Kats, Sour Patch Kids and other sugary fun-size treats, John Oliver decided to dedicate a portion of his show to sugar. Specifically, he discussed how Americans are … Continue reading

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F-Bombs for Feminism Implode

This video has gone viral on the social media and YouTube scene. The video is posted from the company FCKH8.com, an organization dedicated to eradicating hate of all types — racism, sexism, feminism and any -ism in between. The video … Continue reading

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#AnyoneFromTarget

What do you get when mix teenage fangirls with a photo of a good-looking Target employee? A social media sensation otherwise known as #AlexFromTarget. In a two-day timespan, the hashtag AlexFromTarget was tweeted more than 1.5 million times, according to … Continue reading

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