Consumer PR

This Bud’s Not for Boston

This Bud’s not for Boston

Even after the Supreme Court essentially legalized gay marriage nationwide, gay rights remains a hot button and contentious political issue. Some companies, like Starbucks and Chick Fil A, have come out strongly on one side or the other of the issue. Others have been a bit more circumspect, donating to this cause or that one, […]

Better Building of Travel and Hospitality Brands

Better Building of Travel and Hospitality Brands

Most people love the idea of travel and adventure. They may not always make it out the door themselves, but the idea is fun, thrilling, sometimes even a bit scary in a good kind of way. Travel is probably more affordable now than at most any other time in the past too. So Millennials and […]

The Future of Processed Foods

The Future of Processed Foods

Processed foods globally should see a year-over-year growth of about 1.6% moving from the 2016 value of $4.6 trillion to $4.675 trillion in 2017. Though from one type of food to another growth patterns can differ widely. We all know that food can be about a lot more than sustaining the body; for many it’s […]

Coffee prices set to rise

Coffee prices set to rise

If you get your coffee at the store rather than through the drive-thru, the price of a cup may have just gone up. Smucker, the company which owns popular brands such as Folgers, Café Bustelo and owns the rights to sell Dunkin’ Donuts branded coffee in grocery stores recently announced plans to raise prices across […]

Makeup Companies Using Men to Market Products

Makeup Companies Using Men to Market Products

In 2016 Maybelline and CoverGirl both made a leap by announcing male models as spokesmen for their makeup brands via social media. A first. They say putting on makeup isn’t gender specific. Men wearing makeup isn’t really new, but it’s still not seen as common. David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Boy George, and others have worn makeup […]

PR News From Portland, Edelman, Compass, Weber Shandwick, and KFC

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Portland Communications Picks Up Henry Cook as Associate Director Henry Cook, former SpAd and Vote Leave adviser (Brexit) for Michael Gove, has been named as the new associate director for UK PR firm Portland Communications. Cook will be working with Victoria Dean’s unit giving businesses advice relating to the Leave vote opportunities available. The addition […]

New Label challenges long-held allergy warnings

New Label challenges long-held allergy warnings

You’ve seen the labels all over the snack aisle: “may contain traces of tree nuts” or “made in the same factory as peanuts” … warnings meant to convey caution to those who may have peanut allergies or other health issues that can be exacerbated by nuts. Now, reports are surfacing that claim this good faith […]