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Will PR Take the Fall for JLo’s Serenade in Turkmenistan?

July 1st, 2013 by

On Saturday, Jennifer Lopez sang Happy Birthday to Turkmenistan’s president, Gurbanguly M. Berdimuhamedov. Today, there’s PR hell to pay.

A Teachable Twitter Moment, Courtesy of the Baldwins and Their Tormentors

June 28th, 2013 by

Did she or didn’t she? That is, did Alec Baldwin’s wife tweet about “amazing recipes,” wedding anniversary presents and her appearance on the “Rachael Ray Show” at James Gandolfini’s funeral service?

The Next Big Thing: The Internet of Things

June 28th, 2013 by

As PR pros, it’s important to be on the cutting edge of technology. Here’s what’s percolating in the world of tech today.

Will DOMA Ruling Open Door for More Inclusive Brand Messaging?

June 27th, 2013 by

As the courts finally begin to catch up with the way that attitudes in our culture are changing, this is a chance for brands to get ahead of the curve and reach out to all kinds of consumers and families.

When Will The NFL Decide That Enough Is Enough?

June 27th, 2013 by

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested yesterday for murder and five other counts of gun-related crimes. In addition to Hernandez, Cleveland Browns’ Ausar Walcott was also arrested yesterday for attempted murder.

Swing and a Miss; A-Rod’s Tweet Angers the Yankees

June 26th, 2013 by

Call it another strike in Alex Rodriguez’ clumsy efforts to cleanse his reputation. It’s also a cautionary tale about the proper use of Twitter when you’re a salaried employee.

3 Twitter Takeaways from the Hunt for #redpanda

June 26th, 2013 by

On Monday, the National Zoo alerted its more than 45,000 Twitter followers that Rusty the red panda was missing. What ensued was a social media search party that eventually led to his safe return.

Carnival CEO Steps Down After Disastrous Year

June 25th, 2013 by

Carnival Corp. announced today that CEO Mickey Arison will be stepping down. It’s been a tough year for the company—though passengers on February’s Carnival #cruisefromhell might argue they’ve suffered worse.

A ‘Call to Action’ Checklist for Internal Communications

June 25th, 2013 by

The phrase has become a mantra among PR and marketing mavens: Your employees are your brand’s best ambassadors. Regardless of the size or the company, employees need to feel that they are integral to the brand’s success.

4 Lessons Your Brand Can Learn From The Twinkies Revival

June 24th, 2013 by

Twinkies connoisseurs rejoice. Hostess on Sunday announced that the spongy yellow confection is returning to shelves on July 15.