Archive: July 2008

Slaughterhouse 5W: PR Firms Ethics Are Anything but Kosher

July 31st, 2008 by

Wow, shame on me for just now commenting on this hot mess of a story. Ann Higgins, president of Utopia Communications, recently brought to my attention the story of one very unethical kosher slaughterhouse’s relationship with one very unethical PR firm. Apparently 5W, allegedly American’s “fastest growing PR firm,” is on the fast-track to reputation… Continued

The one employee who brings in all the revenue

July 28th, 2008 by

Here at PR News (and our parent company Access Intelligence) we receive lots of email inquiries from PR professionals. Some are helpful, some are useless, some are neutral, some are spot-on. And some are just funny.  A few days ago, I received an email with the opening line — “Can you put me in touch… Continued

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity?

July 24th, 2008 by

“There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” PT Barnum once famously said. Clearly the fabled showman/entrepreneur might have had the ongoing media brouhaha over Christian Bales’s arrest earlier this week in London for assaulting his mother and sister in mind. The details that have emerged about the incident have been bizarre—was it verbal assault, apparently… Continued

New Media Goes to Beijing

July 8th, 2008 by

The past few weeks have been decisive for athletes around the world, many of whom have been competing in time trials to qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing. While most eyes are on these sportsmen and women, many others’ have been fixed on something slightly less dependent on a stopwatch: the Internet. NBC… Continued