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Has the Consumer Electronics Show Lost its Way?

With the announcement that Microsoft will not have a presence at CES starting in 2013, the buzz around the big Vegas show is not about products, but of its future survival. | MORE »

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Papa John’s Gets Personal After Racist Remark Goes Viral

When a picture of a sales receipt featuring a racist remark made by one of its employees went viral, Papa John’s took to Twitter to respond to individual complaints and concerns. | MORE »

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Wegmans Grounds, Relaunches Its Alec Baldwin Ads In Response to Outcry 

Wegmans Food Markets has decided to reverse its initial decision to stop airing ads featuring Alec Baldwin after an even greater onslaught of criticism followed their removal. | MORE »

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Rupert Tweets and We Follow

Rupert Murdoch—or somebody close to him—knows what he’s doing on Twitter. The media mogul even tweeted about a New York Times article he liked. | MORE »

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Sprint’s CEO Pokes Hole in His Company’s Ad Campaign

Statements made by Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse at an investor conference expose a national ad campaign from the wireless carrier as being less than accurate. | MORE »

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Does Blind Faith Play a Role in Twitter’s Verification Process?

Twitter has decided to keep its verification process cryptic, even after it mistakenly verified an account from someone pretending to be Rupert Murdoch’s wife. | MORE »

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Google Punishes Itself After Inadvertently Doing ‘Evil’

After learning that a campaign promoting Google’s Chrome browser was in violation of one of Google’s own search-rank rules, the company downgraded the browser’s visibility on the Web. | MORE »

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Starbucks Tries to Sidestep Backlash With Its Price Increase

The coffee giant may have learned something from the failed strategies of other companies looking to hike prices or charge new fees. | MORE »

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Arizona Humane Society Steps Into It

Few things spark a reputational crisis like euthanizing a cat needlessly and breaking its human companion’s heart—especially when the cat’s name was Scruffy. | MORE »

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Best and Worst PR Moves of 2011: Aflac Flies and Netflix Dives

In 2011, PR News readers admired speed and creativity in communications (Aflac, Morton’s) and deplored tin ears and lead-footedness (Netflix, Penn State). | MORE »

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