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How Brands Are Gearing Up for the Winter Olympics

February 9th, 2018 by

This weekend, one of the most-viewed sporting events in the world kicks off in PyeongChang, South Korea. But it’s not just athletes that will be strutting their stuff on the world’s biggest stage. For the brands that serve as official sponsors, the Winter Olympics provide a perfect opportunity to combine storytelling skills with the natural drama of international competition. Here’s a look at how some of those brands are leveraging the games, using everything from influencer marketing strategies to virtual reality experiences.

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USA Gymnastics, USOC, MSU and the Nassar Sentencing: Behind the Messaging

January 25th, 2018 by

There’s no crisis management cure-all for organizations linked to heinous, life-destroying and unchecked behavior like Larry Nassar’s, but there should be a guiding principle—learn from your errors, and show that you’re learning and changing. Two crisis management experts weigh in.

Olympian Bode Miller Avoids Weepy Interview Blame Game

February 18th, 2014 by

Bode Miller’s reaction to his Olympic interview is a classic lesson for brand communicators in dealing a measured response.

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Pepsi (and Other Brands) Feel a Sochi Olympics Halo Effect. And Apparently Don’t Care

February 6th, 2014 by

Perhaps spurred by its history of large ad presence at events such as the Super Bowl, Pepsi is incorrectly perceived by 21% of respondents in a new survey to be an official Olympic sponsor. According… Continued