Author Archives: Matthew Schwartz
Right around now we’re planning New Year’s resolutions—which few of us will actually keep. New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, in theory. Sure, go nuts—make a vow to hit the gym more frequently, cut down on fried foods or get more sleep. However, there are some resolutions that don’t require time, money, or […]
The Sony Pictures hacking scandal is getting ugly. The computer breach has turned into a PR nightmare for the Hollywood studio, with the company’s reputation now hanging in the balance.
Like the annual “Swallows” of Capistrano, each year brings its share of PR crises and scandals, and 2014 was no exception.
Content marketing. Brand journalism. Branded content. Call it what you will, but communicators are increasingly on the hook to produce editorial-based content that can help tell their brand’s story and, with any luck, put more fannies in the seats.
You may get some inspiration from YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014, a video mashup featuring some of the most popular trends of the year.
The crisis may prove a cautionary tale for communicators on how to contain the damage when the story turns out to be wrong.
The candy king is looking to replace the controversial ingredient it uses in its sweets, but the brand needs to communicate a lot more to consumers about the potential switch.
The days of reporters and PR folks kibitzing via the telephone seem to be on the wane, as email becomes the primary mode of communication between the two parties.