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Celebrating Black Business Month and the Importance of Support Networks

August 17th, 2022 by

As we celebrate Black Business Month, PR pro/business owner Bernadette Davis says support networks are a vital part of entrepreneurship.

Adam Neumann, former CEO of WeWork, secured millions in funding for new startup called Flow.

Reputation of WeWork Founder Neumann Gets a Second Chance

August 16th, 2022 by

One of the cornerstones of PR is reputation. So, why would someone give Adam Neumann another chance after such a public business failure? 

Perhaps Musk-Twitter isn’t a Crisis, Yet Chipotle’s NY Settlement Could Spark One

August 16th, 2022 by

In this edition of Crisis Averted, we’ve picked examples where we admit a PR crisis hasn’t occurred. Instead, they’re instances where something happened and the aftermath seems ripe for crisis. So, this month’s feature requires a question mark and could read: Have We Averted a Crisis?

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Away CEO Steph Korey Needs a Lesson in Reputation Management

January 15th, 2020 by

Away continues to experience a public failure that undermines its stated values as a community-focused global travel brand. It’s painfully clear that the luggage company’s senior leadership, especially its co-chief executive Steph Korey, needs a lesson in reputation management.

Gervais Condemns Golden Globe Artists as Complicit in Corporate Sins

January 6th, 2020 by

Embedded in Gervais’ barbs was far more than a subversive comedian taking jabs at a captive audience— a reminder that, in an election year, problematic business decisions  from the top tiers of a brand will continue to leave a mark on the celebrities, and spokespeople, who are doing work on behalf of that brand.

Lessons in Branded Content From a Cannabis PR Pro

December 10th, 2019 by

Last week,  we talked with Joshua Otten, CEO of Ronin, the largest branding agency for cannabis and hemp businesses. We spoke about his journey from PRØHBTD to Ronin, how quality content can make the difference between a commodity and a lifestyle, and why the future of cannabis branding will live on streaming services.

South Dakota’s ‘Meth’ Campaign Opens Debate About the Limits of Awareness

November 19th, 2019 by

South Dakota’s PR campaign around the state’s methamphetamine epidemic accomplished what it set out to do—create awareness around a state-wide health crisis. But the play on words, “Meth. We’re on it,” superimposed over pictures of… Continued

‘Let’s Do More’ and Other ‘Impressions’ of Measurement Month 2019

November 14th, 2019 by

November is Measurement Month. I swear it is. Johna Burke, the intelligent and ebullient global managing director of AMEC, just wished me Happy Measurement Month. So I know I’m not totally mistaken. Despite events on… Continued

Real-Life Experience is the New PR

November 11th, 2019 by

Nothing can compare to the experience of “being there.” Whether it’s attending the opening night of the newest Star Wars movie, being the first in line to buy the latest Jordans, or standing atop the… Continued

From JUUL to Facebook, Self-Regulation is Always Bad PR

October 31st, 2019 by

JUUL Labs, the now ubiquitous e-cigarette manufacturer whose pocket-sized vaporizers work with its propriety pods of nicotine liquid, has found itself in a free fall over the past few months. In June, the company’s own city… Continued