Monday, September 18, 2017

Equifax CEO in Hot Water Over Stock Profit

Equifax CEO

Equifax has been struggling with a disastrous PR week after a hacking scandal that revealed 143 million users could have been compromised. Now, the credit protection and monitoring service is in the news for yet another public relations snafu…which, some say, may be much ado about nothing. CEO Richard Smith was fairly anonymous last week, now he’s persona non-grata.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Facebook Facing Accusations and Mistrust

Facebook facing accusations and mistrust

Consumers love Facebook, and use climbs higher every day. But do consumers trust the social media giant as a corporate citizen? Some say absolutely not. Critics are blasting Facebook for allowing political “propaganda” to fill users’ news feeds.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Responding to a Crisis: 5 Vital Steps all Businesses Must Take

Responding to a crisis

A PR crisis can happen to anyone. The bigger your organization, the greater the odds that something will go sideways at some point, but even one-man-bands are susceptible to mistakes, bad timing, and poor decisions that can land you in a public relations mess.

Monday, August 28, 2017

RBS Accused of Mistreatment

RBS accused of mistreatment

Companies were in dire straits, so the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was tasked with helping these companies. The bank created a department – the Global Restructuring Group (GRG) – to help these companies get back on their feet. Instead, according to various media reports, as well as a leaked report from the Financial Conduct Authority, RBS actually “mistreated” these companies and took “inappropriate action…”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bonnie Tyler makes most of “Eclipse Cruise”

If you know the name “Bonnie Tyler” chances are you grew up listening to pop music in the 80s. Tyler’s hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was a huge record in 1983, and it’s been covered many times by other bands in subsequent years.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Hacks are Hammering Hollywood

Hacks are hammering Hollywood

Hollywood is losing money in a lot of ways not named “streaming movies.” One of the biggest issues facing the Dream Factory is piracy. Has been for a while. For decades, street vendors sold bootleg videos – cassettes, and DVDs – on streets in the States and in other countries hungry for free or cheap versions of Hollywood magic.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Streaming’s Biggest Hurdle: Convincing Cable Customers

Streaming’s Biggest Hurdle

So far, the biggest advantage of streaming – other than binging – has been the relatively low cost versus cable. It’s easy to pay ten bucks for Netflix when you’ve been paying $100 for cable. But what will happen during the transition as more streaming services come online, and cable still has some hold on the marketplace? Is it possible that a “bundle” of streaming services could end up costing as much as cable does now? Cable certainly hopes you think so.