PR Insights

Carlson to head Miss America

  Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson was once one of the harshest critics of the Miss America organization leadership. Now Carlson is one of those leaders, having been named chairman of the Miss America board of directors. The shakeup that precipitated this surprising change included the firing of former CEO Sam Haskell and Chairman […]

Vice suspends executives over allegations

  Yet more people in the media have fallen to allegations of sexual harassment. This time it was Vice Media announcing that two top executives were out for the duration of a sexual harassment investigation. CNN reports that company president Andrew Creighton and chief digital officer Mike Germano have been “put on leave” after the […]

Maverick Apparel Demands Logan Paul Stop Using Maverick Name

Maverick Apparel, a New York City based leading manufacturer and clothing company that prides itself in “building wholesome apparel brands for juniors and children” demanded today Logan Paul stop using their brand name. As the letter notes, “Maverick by Logan Paul and Maverick Apparel (“Maverick”) trademarks are confusingly similar but moreover because you have embedded […]

ESPN president resigns, admits “substance” problem

  In an abrupt move that shocked sports media, ESPN president John Skipper resigned from his executive spot helming one of the most important brands in the industry. As an explanation for this surprise exit, Skipper noted that he’d been battling a substance abuse problem for several years. ESPN Struggles Moving Forward As ESPN hosts […]

As ESPN struggles Disney still bets big on sports

  Maybe it’s thanks to the NFL public relations trouble, but ESPN is struggling to get viewers this year. The sports network is letting go of hundreds of staff as viewers, and subscribers leave in droves. But parent company Disney still believes in sports as entertainment and a revenue base. The evidence for this is […]

Sunday Night Football still struggling for ratings

With only a few weeks left in the regular season, it’s official, 2017 has been a down year for Sunday Night Football, one of the NFL’s most prominent national TV audience productions. Part of that downturn has been some of the games. National NFL viewers just don’t get as “up” for, as an example, Ravens […]

Facebook to Dump a Billion Into Virginia

Rumored Facebook censorship tool could open the door to China

These days it’s interesting being Facebook. Billions love you and use your services every day. But a growing number of users are angry about a growing number of issues they blame Facebook for. Whether it’s “fake news,” espionage, abusive posts, racism, unfair restrictions or not restricting enough, Facebook is facing a constant barrage of complaints. […]

T-Mobile will enter streaming media market in 2018

There’s no doubt about it, streaming media is the wave of the future…if it’s not already the wave of “now.” Subsequent to the massive success of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, other companies are desperately trying to get into the game as early as possible. Disney already announced its intentions, with plans to debut ESPN and […]

How to Land and Grow a PR Job in 2018

How to Land and Grow a PR Job in 2018

A milestone moment in PR happened in November 2017 – the first female CEO of a top 5 PR firm! What’s more, she started working for Ketchum, the same company about 30 years ago right out of high school. A lot has changed in the profession since she started, but most of it is good. […]