Tuesday, October 18, 2016
International soccer star Diego Maradona built a reputation as a bad boy, revered for his skill, which allowed teammates and fans to tolerate his antics, stupid statements, and otherwise problematic behavior, both in his playing days and even in his retirement from the game that made his name.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Nordstrom is having an interesting week of PR. They joined the ranks of “liked” brands umpteen thousand times on social media after posting that they will, indeed, not be open on Thanksgiving. The image announcing this has been shared thousands upon thousands of times. But that’s not all Nordstrom has going for it this week.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Electric cars are a thing of “now” not the future, at least that’s the story several American and international automakers want consumers to believe. While the market for electric cars is still small and specialized, fully electric automakers like Tesla are making strides, and traditionally combustion-driven companies are investing heavily in R&D for the future of auto manufacturing.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
When security experts tag the adjective “massive” onto your reported hacking scandal things are likely about to go from bad to worse when it comes to your public relations. But “massive” is exactly the term being used to describe the theft of 500 million user accounts, a breach that happened back in 2014, but is just now being widely reported.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
What do you do when you want to launch your Next Big Thing, but you know there are a few “features” some folks might not like? Well, you release it the same week your major competition has to recall more than 2 million units because they … reportedly … explode.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
TV audiences are fragmenting like never before. Industry watchers say the days in which everyone got together to watch MASH, or All in the Family, or Seinfeld or Friends are all but over. Sure, some programs still draw massive weekly audiences – we’re looking at you, Game of Thrones – but most “successes” are bringing in numbers that would have justified only descriptions of “cult hit” status not that long ago.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
When it comes to falls from grace, perhaps no one fell harder and faster than former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle. Fogle made a huge name for himself with an enormous weight loss he attributed to healthy exercise and a diet that consisted of mostly Subway sandwiches. The story was a goldmine for the sub chain, who made Fogle its most recognized spokesman for over a decade.