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Rapper’s Persona Shifts from “Character” to Criminal Charges

Rapper’s Persona Shifts from “Character” to Criminal Charges

Up and coming rappers feigning a “hardcore” background or criminal reputation is nothing new, and the genre itself has a long history of stars who were actual gang members, drug dealers, or other societal rebels reputed for criminal behavior. The mystique is so ingrained in the mythos of the culture that some modern rappers have […]

Wisconsin Chancellor Receives Public Rebuke Over Porn Star Invite

Wisconsin Chancellor Receives Public Rebuke Over Porn Star Invite

The University of Wisconsin is facing scrutiny after the chancellor of the La Crosse campus was “reprimanded” for inviting porn star Nina Hartley to speak on campus. The Wisconsin University System’s president “questioned the judgment” of UW-LaCrosse chancellor Joe Gow after he invited Hartley to come and deliver a lecture during “Free Speech Week.” The […]

Renault and Nissan at a Turning Point

Renault and Nissan at a Turning Point

After Renault CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on “suspicion of financial misconduct,” all eyes were on the company in the midst of a highly-publicized “alliance” developing between Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. Ghosn was one of the primary drivers behind that “alliance,” and his status threatened to shake it to its core. What could […]

Dolce & Gabbana’s Marketing Mishap

Dolce & Gabbana’s Marketing Mishap

It’s been a shaky couple of weeks for Dolce and Gabbana, after they released an ad campaign that has been described as “disrespectful and racist”. The backlash has been immediate and hard, ranging from boycotts by celebrities and having its products withdrawn from Chinese e-commerce sites. The Italian luxury fashion house’s controversial advertising campaign includes […]

Former Fox News Employee May Sue Showtime

Former Fox News Employee May Sue Showtime

The line between what constitutes a fair, though biased, retelling of history and protecting the reputations of those being portrayed is always being tried and tested, both in legal courts and in the court of public opinion. In most cases, the opinions derived by people are a mixture of pop culture “truth” and actual reality, […]

State of Maine Seeks Marketing Firm

The State of Maine Seeks Marketing Firm   The Department is seeking proposals to provide marketing services to promote harness racing as defined in this Request for Proposals (RFP) document. Historical marketing efforts have been poorly funded, managed by volunteers and focused in traditional media such as network television, newspapers, and radio. Nowadays, traditional media […]

Radio Host Uses Platform to Bring Light to Tragedy

Radio Host Uses Platform to Bring Light to Tragedy

When you are in a high-profile position even private moments, like very personal grief, can have a public component. Your fans feel connected with you, so they share in your grief. This is especially true when your brand is connected with their private moment. For years now, radio host Delilah has been a balm to […]

NJ Transit Hires MWWPR Amid Crisis

NJ transit hires MWWPR Amid Crisis

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the shores of New Jersey and tore up the coastline, inflicting $70 billion damage and causing over 200 casualties. Following this tragic event, the state of New Jersey hired a public relations firm to lure tourists back to the Jersey Shore. Now, a new campaign is underway and the company […]

3 Ways To Deal with Workplace Conflict

3 Ways for Leaders to Deal with Workplace Conflict

Running a successful business often involves bringing people together from a diverse range of backgrounds. Unfortunately, while some personality types will blend well together, others won’t be as successful. Regardless of how compatible certain members of a team might appear to be from a skills perspective, each individual brings along unique traits that can make […]