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Oscars Making All The Right PR Moves

The Oscars have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to 2018 nominations and they aren’t playing games. Amid all the sexual assault and harassment cases coming to light, James Franco’s past seemed to have snuck its way … Continue reading

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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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Old Navy Gets Minus on Plus-Sized Figures

Is there a 50/50 split as to what society deems the proper body image? While there is a “You’re beautiful just the way you are” bandwagon, there is still the chorus who idolize the supermodel’s appearance. The price of beauty … Continue reading

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UO Selling Pain for Profit

Urban Outfitters has always sparked controversy with its unconventional and provocative clothing style, but their most recent action has many questioning whether the retailer has gone too far. The company is facing a backlash for a “Vintage Kent State University … Continue reading

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#NYPDfail in Twitter Outreach

On April 22, 2014 the New York Police Dept. asked Twitter users share pictures of themselves interacting with officers using #myNYPD. The image accompanying this message depicted a man with his arms around two officers. The post seemed to have … Continue reading

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Gaga’s ‘Art’ Spews Green Slime

Lady Gaga is promoting her controversial new album “Artpop” across the U.S. Controversy surrounds the project and some say she has gone too far in efforts to blend art and pop. During her performance at the South by Southwest Music … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner Triggers Stable of Problems

A controversy has erupted across Continental Europe involving Nestlé. After the discovery of horse meat and “traces” of horse DNA in two of their beef products, the Swiss-based company launched a voluntary recall to get them off store shelves. Nestlé … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A and the Anti-Gay Controversy

A few months ago, Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A, the fried chicken fast food chain, appeared on The Ken Coleman Show and revealed that he is anti-gay, which created lots of buzz in the media. Chick-fil-A has openly … Continue reading

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Seeking to Kill Bad Press IS Bad Press

It’s a part of the game.  When a company is publicly traded they are targeted with a great deal of public scrutiny.  Many times, companies try to avoid this or discredit those who are criticizing them.  This is only natural to defend the company’s … Continue reading

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