Media Relations

Rolling Stone Feels the Heat From ‘Bomber’ Cover

July 17th, 2013 by

Rolling Stone magazine took an image that most of us knew well from coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and slapped it on its cover, and is now facing condemnation on social channels and boycotts.

Carnival Cruises Faces Continuing Tide of Crisis with the Costa Concordia

July 17th, 2013 by

It’s been 18 months since the Costa Concordia went aground, but the ship hasn’t budged an inch, according to The New York Times. What’s more, the trial for Francesco Schettino, the ill-fated vessel’s captain, begins on Wednesday, fanning the flames of a crisis that the parent company, Carnival Cruises, is eager to extinguish.

Pulling the Cap Off Clorox’s Content Strategy

July 16th, 2013 by

Increasingly, brands are being told that they need to tap into the limitless potentials of content marketing. However, some confusion remains in terms of what kinds of stories your brand can tell, and how they should be told.

Video Pick: Spitzer Seeks Redemption on The Tonight Show

July 15th, 2013 by

Eliot Spitzer’s rehabilitation tour started last week. From a PR standpoint, let’s see how he did.

One Leg at a Time, DoSomething.org Works with Aéropostale to Clothe Homeless Teens Living in the U.S.

July 15th, 2013 by

One out of three homeless people in the U.S. is under the age of 18, which translates to 1.7 million homeless teenagers in this country. Eliminating teen homelessness is a lofty but near impossible goal. Nonetheless, nonprofit DoSomething.org wanted to provide for this large swath of the population in some way.

What PR Pros Can Learn From Cory Booker

July 11th, 2013 by

Cory Booker has raised $4.6 million in 3 months for his Senate campaign. Here are a few lessons from the Mayor for communications pros.

How to Shake Off Dusty Misconceptions: PR in Action

July 11th, 2013 by

The Free Library of Philadelphia wanted to let the city know that “we’re here, we’re awesome and we’re ready to help.” Read about the PR behind the campaign.

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Wanted: Content Strategists With PR Savvy

July 10th, 2013 by

Marketers and PR professionals keep hearing the drumbeat of content marketing. And it takes a great content strategist to pick up this beat and produce the right kind of content for the right channel.

How to Improve Crisis Management in Universities

July 9th, 2013 by

The experiences of Penn State and Rutgers show how cultures with lax oversight, athletic-department hubris and the failures of effective university leadership can sink well-cultivated reputations for learning and integrity.

As Details of Asiana Airlines Crash Emerge, the Company Faces a Crisis With Transparency

July 8th, 2013 by

In the immediate aftermath of the tragic plane crash on July 6, Asiana Airlines has been forthcoming with its findings, regardless of how the facts will reflect on the company.