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.
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.
Google+ is celebrating its second birthday this week in addition to celebrating its place as the world’s second largest social network. While platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram seem to grab up most of the headlines, G+ has been growing at a steady pace and now hosts 500 million users–359 million of which are reported to be active monthly users.
Career communicators will invariably say their skills and expertise are highly transferable. That is 100% true—with one exception.
There are always going to be creepy people who get their kicks from tragedy. And the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, which killed three people and injured dozens of others, is no exception.
As PR pros you likely have one irreplaceable communications tool that is tethered to you at all times: your mobile phone. These days, it’s hard to argue that a communications professional could get by without his or her phone.
Eliot Spitzer’s rehabilitation tour started last week. From a PR standpoint, let’s see how he did.