Archive: December 2009

PR “Pass” of the Year?

December 23rd, 2009 by

Just reading some of the “PR Blunders of 2009” articles, and the usual suspects are included: Dominoes/YouTube, United Airlines/guitars, and Air Force One/NYC flyover among them. There’s one incident this year that has intrigued me but is somehow overlooked: the Eggo waffles shortage, which has affected millions of frozen breakfast fans around the nation, including… Continued

Is Global Warming Interest Waning?

December 16th, 2009 by

I’d like to introduce myself: I’m Scott Van Camp, the new editor of PR News. I’m going to be posting regularly on this blog so I thought I’d give you a brief bio. I have both agency and corporate communications experience and also have more than 15 years of experience as a journalist, writing for… Continued

Will Virtual Worlds Make a Comeback?

December 14th, 2009 by

Mid-December is a period of looking back and forth.  We are flooded with “year in review” stories and reminders of what went right and wrong this year – and this decade.  From a Web 2.0 perspective, Google continues to grab the headlines as the tour de force for just about every person with a computer,… Continued

An Employee Hates Her Job, Is Fired, Gets Fired Up on YouTube. You Can Bank on This Happening Again.

December 8th, 2009 by

It’s not a good sign when an employee records a video in which she says: “There was something inherently evil about my job.”  That’s what Jackie Ramos did after being fired from Bank of America.  In the nine-minute YouTube video, which has been viewed over 104,000 times, she tells of how she stopped denying customers… Continued