All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pr’

Jay Carney Is Amazon’s New VP of Corporate Affairs

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has spent the last year as a contributor to CNN, but now he’s stepping back into the realm of PR. Politico reports that Amazon has tapped Carney to be the new Senior Vice President for Worldwide Corporate Affairs. It’s a new position – one that will put the company’s public relations and public …

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Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift: Tireless PR Reps Working Hard To Squash Rumors

Just days after models Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner made international headlines over a possible romantic connection, model Karlie Kloss also found herself at the center of a rumored lesbian love affair—with singer Taylor Swift! Although members of the public may be in on the joke that Swift seems to go through relationships with men very quickly, some people may …

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Lyft Has Best Week Ever After Uber’s Run of Bad PR

Uber hasn’t had a good few months, PR wise – and the past couple of weeks have been brutal. When one of your executives says that the company should start digging up dirt on journalists who criticize the company, well, it’s bound to generate some bad press. And then when one of your execs actually does breach privacy and access …

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Press Release Sites Take A Hit In Google’s Rankings

It would appear that some big name press release distribution sites have taken a hit in Google. Sean Malseed at Seer Interactive pointed out that PRWeb lost over half of its traffic, and dropped out of the first 20 Google results for over 8,000 keywords, based on data from SEMrush. “It looks like there’s guilt by association, as well,” writes …

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How To Get The Media To Notice You

Today, I would argue PR is more important than ever before. In addition to helping companies increase profiles and attract new clients, PR can be considered the secret weapon for SEO. Unfortunately, despite the increasing importance of PR, it is often misunderstood by companies both large and small. In this article, my aim is to de-construct the PR process, with …

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Martha Stewart Broke Her iPad, and Apparently Apple Is Pissed That She’s Tweeting About It

It looks like Martha Stewart dropped and shattered her iPad – the iPad that Steve Jobs personally gave her. And it also looks like Apple PR is upset with her about all the tweets she’s been posting concerning how to get it fixed. I just dropped my iPad on the ground and shattered two glass corners. What to do?does one …

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eBay Gives $1000 to Dad Whose Toddler Accidentally Bought a Car, Wins Today’s PR Trophy

We all know it’s dangerous to give your toddler your smartphone. Beyond the chance that they may just hurl it against a wall or something, you have to assume that all of that random button pushing is going to result in something unwanted. Like an old car, maybe? That’s exactly what happened to Paul Stoute. His 14-month-old daughter, Sorella, accidentally …

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Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub

On Monday, a bogus press release was issued via Vocus-owned press release distribution service PRWeb indicating that Google had bought Wi-Fi company ICOA for $400 million. Both companies eventually told reporters that this news was false. Apparently, the companies had not even been in talks. This was not until various publications picked up the story. In our version, we were …

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Controversy Makes Chick-fil-A One Of The Fastest Growing Brands On Facebook

I probably don’t have to tell you that Chick-fil-A is at the center of a great deal of controversy these days, concerning its open views on gay marriage. These views have led to a seemingly endless debate among Chick-fil-A supporters, opponents, and those who just want to eat some chicken and go on about their business. One thing is for …

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Chick-fil-A’s PR Team May Have Pulled This Laughably Transparent Fake Facebook Account Stunt

Apparently, someone on Chick-fil-A’s PR team really sucks at PR, as this evidence suggests that someone is creating fake Facebook accounts to bolster their position in the midst of the company’s worst public image crisis ever. As you probably remember, Chick-fil-A has been under fire recently for comments made by company president Dan Cathy, in which he said he was …

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Facebook Engineer Tells Reddit Sorry For Blocking Imgur Links, Offers Cute Puppy Pic As Compensation

Redditors are pretty protective of their Imgur. Though they may lambast the free image hosting site every now and then for having a tendency to be down for extended periods of time, redditors know that Imgur is their friend. And reddit is Imgur’s friend as well, as the site recently hit 2 billion pageviews per month. Of course, we can …

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Washington Post Masthead On A Chinese Government Publication

Freedom of speech — and thus, consequently, freedom to advertise — are fundamental principles of a free democracy and a thriving capitalist democracy, right? That’s what we’re told in this country from a young age. Well it turns out those freedoms are also employed by the Chinese Communist Party. In America. Namely, in The Washington Post. This is the source …

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