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If a terrorist group adopts your brand̵...

Jul 08, 20143 Comments305 Views

(Public Relations) Isis mobile payments are having quite a time of their name as a terrorist group adopts the same name for their brand. Let's discuss the conundrum.

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BioMarin CEO calls terminal cancer patient ...

Sep 24, 201317 Comments5297 Views

BioMarin pharmaceutical continues to astonish, not by their move to refuse a dying cancer patient life-saving treatment, despite the FDA's direct approval to do so, but by their CEO writing aggressive emails laced with insults and condescension.


BioMarin reveals crisis strategy in callous...

Sep 16, 20138 Comments2726 Views

BioMarin continues to be at the center of a crisis management nightmare as they deny a cancer patient a life-saving drug, but their strategy was unveiled as the CEO accidentally hit "reply-all" on an email, including the

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PR crisis in the making at BioMarin Pharmac...

Sep 10, 20137 Comments3259 Views

Ethics is a principle at the core of crisis management planning for businesses. Of course, there are ethical considerations once a crisis is underway while making such decisions as, "How much proprietary information should we reveal

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What businesses can learn from politicians ...

Aug 07, 2013No Comments430 Views

After a massive protest at the Texas capitol, public officials are making claims they may or may not be able to back up, teaching all businesses an important lesson.


Food truck employee fired for rage tweeting...

Aug 01, 20131 Comment898 Views

After a large food truck order resulted in a $0 tip, the worker took to the internet to call out the company that failed to tip and has been fired as a result. You can learn from

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Teachable moments from 8 public relations s...

Jul 29, 20131 Comment1951 Views

Brands of all sizes make mistakes, and these eight public relations snafus offer several lessons for professionals and business leaders alike.


Disabled man says Delta forced him to crawl...

Jul 29, 20133 Comments1111 Views

Delta airlines is now the subject of a lawsuit that paints an ugly picture of the company's treatment of disabled passengers - will this impact their long term reputation?

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Anatomy of Golden Corral’s poor respo...

Jul 09, 20131 Comment1604 Views

Golden Corral has recently been the victim of a misleading viral video about them, but their response has been lacking at best, missing a valuable branding opportunity.

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What everyone should learn from the Taco Be...

Jun 07, 20132 Comments789 Views

Taco Bell had a hard week, but you can learn from their public relations blowup as we take a realistic look at what happened.

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Crisis management and public relations are ...

May 07, 20132 Comments1713 Views

Not all public relations plans or contracts include crisis management, but many businesses assume they're the same thing - here is how they differ.

West Fertilizer Plant’s public respon...

May 01, 20131 Comment1142 Views

Although federal, state, and local governments are well prepared for disasters, the private sector is not, as proven by the response by the West Fertilizer Plant owners.