From Kenneth Cole’s tweet during Arab Spring to the recent YouTube video of a Golden Corral chef featuring meat behind a dumpster, the Web is littered with branded stories of woe.
Rodale may have calculated that she’s the boss and needed to communicate her message regarding the use of chemicals in the U.S. Fair enough. But the letter was not so well-received. A writer at Discover.com, for example, called it “insensitive crack-pottery.”
Pinterest announced that it will begin experimenting with sponsored content soon. What this could mean for brands within the space remains unclear, what is clear, however, is that sponsored content is making its way onto every social platform.
September 22 marks the official start of the fall season. Here’s a sampling from some of the PR issues we covered this summer that are sure to become more pronounced this fall and in 2014.
Big data keeps getting bigger, and everyone is trying to figure out which metric tells the most important and actionable story. Shares are increasingly becoming a big part of that conversation, but they aren’t always easy to come by.
Often, these roadblocks are found in the form of off-the-cuff phrases that are meant to encourage, correct or redirect the discussion—but in fact, they do the opposite.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Friday can be the best day to pitch the media. And oh, yes, don’t forget to pick up the telephone. We asked Lisa Zlotnick senior VP, media at Lippe Taylor, about media training advice that you have been getting for years, and why you should ignore it.
Walgreens is moving 120,000 employees to a private health insurance exchange from coverage that’s provided directly from carriers. How this move will be interpreted is up to the company’s PR team.
Kim Kardashian has reportedly split from her longtime family publicist, Jill Fritzo, and signed with Slate PR. Sources suggest that Kardashian is looking to rebrand herself and establish a persona separate from her family.
Earned and owned media no longer work in a vacuum. Sure, we’re PR pros who can get product placement in the right media and demonstrate our social media mastery to spark attention about our message. But, in reality, our network can only extend so far.