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PR Roundup March 2019

Getting into college? Lori Loughlin says “You got it, dude!”             Full House star Lori Loughlin was among many stars to catch media attention this month in a college admissions scandal. Loughlin was charged with bribing her daughters’ way into the University of Southern California (USC) by paying for them to appear to be on the crew team. […]

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JoBros the PR Pros

If you listen to music, keep up with pop culture or have an Instagram account, you may have heard that the Jonas Brothers are back together. After taking five years apart to focus on themselves individually, the boys are back and better than ever. Current and aspiring public relations professionals can learn a few things […]

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PR Roundup – February 2019

Despite being the shortest month of the year, February was filled with public relations stories. From Super Bowl Sunday to Valentine’s day fails, check out three of the month’s top stories in PR. Pampers won Super Bowl XLVIII Tom Brady may have led the Patriots to another Super Bowl win but the real champion of […]

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PR Takeaways from the Fyre Festival Fiasco

In case you have not watched the recent Netflix and Hulu documentaries or the articles and memes buzzing around social media, the Fyre Festival was a crisis of historic proportions. The “vision” of Fyre was to provide access to celebrity performers to anyone who wished to book a performer. Creator Billy McFarland was the “visionary” […]

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PR Roundup – January 2019

January was a very busy month in the public relations world. But to start off, we would like to pay homage to Southwest founder and CEO, Herb Kelleher, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2019. Kelleher started the business with a bang, and a phenomenal public relations stunt, fighting a copyright claim with an arm-wrestling […]

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PR Roundup October

Dunkin’ Donuts is rebranding? In September, there was speculation that Dunkin’ Donuts was changing their brand. Now it is October, it is confirmed, and changes are starting to be made. Dunkin’ Donuts is rebranding as just “Dunkin’,” with the same color scheme and font. Dunkin’ officials are hoping this subtle name change “puts them on […]

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The More the Merrier: Multiculturalism on a Global Stage

Brand representation is rapidly changing. The audience and its expectations are diverse as ever and with that, the industry of public relations is rising to the task with a workforce that is as diverse as its audience. However, when it comes to reaching a modern audience, is it more important to see different cultures as […]

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PR Round-Up: September 2018

“Weight Watchers” Rebrands into Wellness-Focused Business What’s wrong with their old approach? If someone needed a diet to stick to that helped them quickly lose weight, they turned to Weight Watchers. The company initially branded themselves on delivering the best diet for weight loss, backed by well-known celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Oprah Winfrey. Unfortunately, […]

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Joining the Environmental Bandwagon: What You May Have Missed

It is no secret that brands are slowly moving to environmental issues. There have always been brands, such as Patagonia, Starbucks, L.L. Bean, and lesser known, Apple, which incorporate the environment into their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In diving deeper into this subject of environmental CSR policies or just brands trying to be as kind to the […]

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#PlaneBae: Understanding the Ethics of Viral Content

In an era of social media and user-generated content, the question of what is ethical to post and what isn’t is constantly at the forefront of the discussion. As digital pioneers and, in the case of some, —digital natives, we have been given the tools to become innate storytellers for others and ourselves. With the […]

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