Information wants to be free. Hamerton Zoo Park officials really fucked up the public statement. You probably noted the story about the zookeeper killed by a tiger in England the other day. This […]
I asked my students as the semester ended: “How many of you do not want to be journalists?” Most raised a hand, albeit timidly. (I am, after all, a professor of journalism.) […]
I don’t have any deep insight here. Really, this post is mostly about pointing to a story, throwing up my hands in disbelief and wondering what the fuck?
Every good recipe for deception begins with an ounce of truth. Whoever is managing the current public relations crisis facing the National Rifle Association clearly understands this fundamental principle. In the days […]
by Patrick Vecchio The cynicism of Wayne LaPierre’s press conference Friday becomes clearer every day. LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive, desperately tried an obvious media spin trick. The national media […]
What was BBH Labs thinking? Michael Sebastien at PR Daily is on the money in saying that “it might go down as one of the biggest PR disasters of the year.” New […]
I don’t know when the very first boycott of a product or company happened, but I suspect the tactic has been around in some form or another for a long time. I […]
"Apology" to Sandra Fluke shows libel threat and advertiser defections have Team Limbaugh running scared; what to do next
Rush Limbaugh has apologized to Sandra Fluke. Sort of – he uses the opportunity to reiterate everything except the actual insults. If he were concerned about sincerity, he wouldn’t have buried the […]
Komen hires the wrong PR firm, missing the boat once again (and some thoughts on PR Daily's coverage of the story)
So, the Susan Komen Foundation has hired a big-hitter PR firm. And not just any PR firm, either. Now, Komen is assessing the damage, and it’s using a consulting firm founded by […]
Did someone associated with Heartland author the “climate strategy” memo? A recent statement intended to exonerate Heartland raises questions instead.