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Budweiser Rebrands As America

Budweiser Rebrands As America

This may be the most presumptuous branding move in the beer industry since they coined the name, “King of Beers” … or it could be one of the most shrewd and audacious marketing moves of the decade. Recently, Budweiser announced, at least for the summer, it would be renaming its signature beer “America” for the […]

Mitsubishi in trouble on both sides of the world

Automotive industry

Seems like we can’t go a week without some big automaker or another getting into trouble. From Ford’s new plant in Mexico to the VW emissions scandal and GM’s ignition debacle, automakers are hurting for positive public relations. Now, apparently, it’s Mitsubishi’s turn. Various media sources are reporting the automaker is in trouble for “submitting […]

GM makes the right call on recall

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For the past several years the poster child for bad ideas in automotive PR has been General Motors. The ignition switch debacle hurt the company in myriad ways. Thanks to stupid moves by VW and other automakers, the GM story has fallen off the front page, but it’s not been forgotten. That’s why a recent […]

Safety Still a Touchy Topic in NASCAR

Nascar Safety

Fifteen years ago this month the world of NASCAR was rocked to its core by the death of racing legend Dale “The Intimidator” Earnhardt.  Since that time, the sport’s governing body has taken some steps to improve driver safety. But some NASCAR pilots are saying the measures to date are not good enough. The suggestions […]

GM Doubles Down on Self-driving Cars

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Self-driving cars may seem like some science fiction dream, but there are already companies using the technology in a limited capacity. Automakers are rushing to develop their own brand and hoping to corner the market. The latest contender: General Motors. The American automaker recently purchased Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based self-driving vehicle company. The purchase […]

Best PR Software For Results

Digital PR

First, the list we share is not comprehensive, just a few ones to get you started if you aren’t already using them, and some more to try if you haven’t yet done so.  Here’s a few good ones: Prezly is a very popular program. The company was started in 2010 in Belgium. The software offers […]

Bayer vs. Johnson & Johnson: A PR Overview

Bayer Healthcare

Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson are two of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Serving consumers the world over with products essential to their health and well-being, these businesses rely on the trust of millions. A good PR strategy is absolutely essential to both. Healthcare is a field where one bad incident can lead to […]

Men’s Wearhouse vs. Banks: Merger Doomed From the Start

Men’s Wearhouse

He might not be the spokesman for the brand he created, but Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer still had plenty to say about the proposed merger between MW and competitor Jos. A Banks. “It was ill-fated,” Zimmer told Bloomberg TV, “I recommended they not make the acquisition.” Apparently, when MW was done letting Zimmer pitch […]