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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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#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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August PR Round Up

Two Major College Football Programs are Under Hot Water What Happened? The college football season hasn’t started yet but there’s already been enough to talk about. Urban Meyer, The Ohio State University’s highly profiled head football coach, was at the center of a two-week investigation after reports surfaced that he failed to report serial domestic abuse […]

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PR Roundup: July 2018

The PR Roundup covers the top public relation stories from the past month. Check out this month’s featured news below. Elon Musk and the 2018 Cave Rescue What happened? On June 23, a Thai soccer team of 12 young boys (ages 13-16) and their coach started exploring caves in Northern Thailand. Due to monsoon season, the […]

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PR Roundup: June 2018

The PR Roundup covers the top public relation stories from the past month. Check out this month’s featured news below. IHOP Rebranding: Incredible or Irresponsible PR? The 24/7 restaurant chain previously named IHOP rebranded to the International House of Burgers (IHOB). The decision left customers thinking one of two things: either renaming the chain would […]

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The Ethics of the Equifax Hacking Scandal

Finance as we know it would not exist without credit and credit-reporting companies. The big three credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, are some of the largest data providers in the world. These credit bureaus collect massive quantities of data to tell companies whether billions of people around the world are worth lending money. Simply […]

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An Audience Missed in a Protest

The Energy Transfer Partners applied for permission to build a 1,172-mile pipeline in 2014 that was going to cross four states. This issue with the pipeline was in North Dakota and it would interfere with a Native American tribe’s (Standing Rock Sioux) reservation as well as possibly damage their water reserve. The potential for the […]

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Hurricane Harvey: The PR Rundown for a Large Disaster

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey set foot on Texas land, setting the record for the strongest hurricane landfall in the 21st century. It left many people homeless, countless properties damaged and more than 70 people have been killed from the tragic event. As a Public Relations professional, the question arises: did public relations professionals […]

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June Monthly Reading Round-Up — Caitlyn Jenner’s PR Strategy, Inspiration From Dad, Climate Change Crusaders

Another month has flown by and so have plenty of articles related to our ever growing and changing field of public relations. Even in the summer months we are often busy and bombarded by enough news to remember to check top sites and blogs for specific industry news. This marks the beginning of a new […]

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