Tag Archives: Insights

Drinking and Social Media Don’t Mix

By now, you should be well aware that there is nothing that goes away once it is on the internet. Putting information into the public domain has the possibility of haunting you the rest of your days. You can delete a post, no problem. However, that does not guarantee that no one copied the post or shared it with others, and if that happened, though your original post may have been deleted, the copies can live on in infamy. Read More +

Can hockey and basketball gain some ground?

It’s no secret that professional football and baseball reign supreme in American sports. After that, NCAA football engenders the most fan loyalty – and cash. As far as pro sports go, each year, the NBA and NHL battle it out for which professional sports league will be Number Three With a Bullet. This year, more than any in recent memory, both leagues have a chance to gain even more ground than that. Read More +

Public Relations Campaigns of the Month

Public relations and advertising is something that companies strive to do right. Not only do these companies want their products and services to enter their prospective customer’s consciousness, but they want it to have a lasting effect. There are several different strategies that these companies can employ to do this. Below are the five most interesting, creative, and best PR strategies and tactics for this month. Read More +

Carl’s JR & Using Sex To Market Fast Food

Can sex sell a sandwich? Well, might as well ask if a clown or a cow can sell a sandwich, because, it’s not the vehicle that matters but who you are trying to impress with it. Over the years, McDonald’s has been both praised and lampooned for using its friendly clown mascot as a way to bring the kids into the Golden Arches. A few years back, Wendy’s caught some heat for trading in one redhead spokesperson for another. But it’s been Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. taking Read More + Read More +

The Indictment of FIFA and the Public Relations Fallout

The indictment of FIFA by the U.S. Government is a planetary phenomenon that will change the stage for world sports. To begin with, a nation with the least involvement in soccer’s historic and overall role as a leading sport is bringing allegations of FIFA to the PR table. This makes a profound statement for American PR specialists. The forward trials being initiated by the States is exemplary of the influence the United States has—or at least will have—over worldviews. Read More +

Facebook flouts privacy: No one Cares?

Remember all those fake Facebook privacy notices? Be sure to post this or everyone will have access to all your private content! While those allegations were entirely erroneous, now Facebook has been accused of some actual, substantial privacy violations … and the world seems to have responded with a collective shrug. Read More +

How to Create ROI for Event Attendance

If you’ve ever been to a conference where it seems as if the coordinators didn’t have a clue about what they were actually trying to promote, you know the feeling of it all being a waste of time. If you ever tried to run a conference yourself, you know that “runaway” feeling of not knowing how to focus your energies on what will make the conference worthwhile to attend. So how do you address both issues? The first and foremost thing you should focus in Read More + Read More +

Tidal Wave Flop: Jay-Z’s #TidalFacts

When news broke out that Jay-Z would be creating a subscription streaming music service, it seemed like the perfect idea. Jay-Z is one of the most successful and well-known celebrities out today, so why wouldn’t this be another success? Well, it’s not. Jay-Z’s service, named Tidal, is supposed to help pay those struggling artists for the work they’ve created. However, what the public saw was a bunch of millionaires on stage asking for even more money. Read More +