Starbucks and SeaWorld kicked off integrated messaging campaigns in the last month that were based on the most fundamental premise of good PR: Symmetrical (two-way) conversations are preferable to one-way. Both tightly integrated paid media with earned and owned. And both—judging from media and consumer reaction—failed spectacularly.
One Direction is a business venture like any other, and its primary challenge is to communicate to its fans—and internally to its remaining members—that the group will remain relevant in the near term in light of this important defection.
We all have our pet peeves that we cherish and use to define ourselves to ourselves. One of mine is the way people behave when looking at their mobile phones while walking or standing in public. Specifically, people in elevators gazing at their phones. Perhaps this has happened to you: You’re waiting for an elevator, […]
While some have applauded Starbucks’ efforts, others have hammered a new campaign focusing on race in the U.S.
In this case, the top leader of an organization proved himself up to the task of being the face and voice in a crisis response across all channels. This is just the beginning of response that will likely occupy the rest of David Boren’s tenure as president of the University of Oklahoma.