Archive for August, 2014

JOURNALISTS NOW PART OF THE PROBLEM IN FERGUSON

During the protests in the 1960's it was a common occurrence:  Kids would be basically sitting around doing nothing until the news media arrived.  Then all hell would break loose with protests---until the media departed. It is the same basic scenario that seems to be playing out in Ferguson, MO, where a police officer shot an unarmed assailant a week ago.  Journalists are arriving from all k...

HYPOCRISY ABOUNDS AT SOME OF THE WORLD’S TOP PR F..

The Guardian newspaper is reporting that many of the world's top public relations firms are now refusing to represent clients who do not subscribe to the concept of global warming. "Now a number of the top 25 global PR firms have told the Guardian they will not represent clients who deny man-made climate change, or take campaigns seeking to block regulations limiting carbon pollution. Companies...

IDIOT EMPLOYEE GIVES UNITED AIRLINES BLACK EYE

It is a PR person's nightmare. PR people are often the ones called upon in a corporation to write fill-in-the-blanks press releases for their subsidiaries. That way the same news release can be localized and then sent to the news media in a given area.  The chances of a news release being used increases dramatically if it arrives from a local source. United Airlines obviously does the sa...