In an effort to bolster its employee relations program, McDonald’s launched a microsite aimed at helping staffers balance their finances. The seemingly positive gesture has, however, backfired on the fast-food giant because the budget is unrealistic and suggests employees should seek a second job.
One of the primary goals of PR practitioners is to leverage relationships. Whether it’s with reporters, colleagues, vendors or spokespeople, our job is all about establishing relationships to ultimately gain exposure for our clients, but also to make us more effective at what we do.
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.
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.
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 Lucia Davis
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.
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.