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Cheap and Ethical: Mutually Exclusive Branding?

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The global fashion industry is facing an existential crisis: after exploding across the globe in search of ever-cheaper places to manufacture its treasures, stories of worker abuses are as depressing as they are consistent: violence, brutally long hours, unpaid wages, dangerous conditions, and perpetual poverty. Last year, workers at an Indian factory known for supplying […]

Jussie Smollett’s career is over

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There can be no doubt now that Jussie Smollett will struggle to revive his career. The Empire star broke his silence on the ‘worst time of his life’ after all charges against him for filing a false police report were dropped earlier this month.  His record has also been wiped clean, and reports indicate he […]

Three PR Pros Respond to Gillette’s Controversial Ad

Bold, Beautiful or Just Plain Bad? Three PR Pros Respond to Gillette’s Controversial Ad

If the aim of Gillette’s latest campaign was to cause widespread controversy, the razor firm’s PR team is surely congratulating itself. If you haven’t seen it by now, the only possible explanation is that you’ve forgotten how to use your phone. And laptop. And how to talk. The two-minute film, produced by Grey New York […]

Gillette’s Controversial Ad is Nothing New

Gillette’s “We Believe” campaign has ruffled more than a few well trimmed feathers, with the one-minute, 49-second ad all but taking over online discussion this week. Among its supporters, Gillette has nailed its attempt in providing some much-needed commentary on so-called “toxic masculinity”, while the campaign’s detractors are calling the ad offensive to men. The […]

Parq Vancouver’s Lackluster PR Crisis Response

Parq Vancouver’s Lackluster PR Crisis Response

Canadian Rapper Drake made allegations the entertainment and hotel complex Parq Vancouver, claiming he was racially profiled and barred from gambling from the venue. Parq Vancouver’s response to these events has been touted as a case of inadequate PR mechanisms to handle the crisis. Here’s the rundown of the situation. Early morning on November 3, […]

UK Supermarket Chain Forced to Rework Its Christmas Advertising Campaign

British supermarket chain Iceland’s Christmas advertising has been banned from television because its “overtly political” advert was deemed to have breached political advertising rules. Iceland’s marketing director, Neil Hayes, is now working on Plan B for the holiday season. Earlier this year, the discount supermarket chain announced plans to remove all palm oil products from […]

Ruger cutting back: is it a PR Crisis problem?

As the United States enters yet another round of the great gun debates, at least one gun manufacturer is struggling to make ends meet. Sturm Ruger recently announced plans to continue cutting its workforce after posting a 21 percent sales decline over 2017. Just how many jobs has the gun maker cut? Estimates top 700 […]

Racism & Lab Grown Diamonds

Usually, making headlines at Fashion Week is a good thing. Not always. Right at the height of Paris Fashion Week, Miroslava Duma (fashion blogger and entrepreneur) and Ulyana Sergeenko (couture fashion designer) blundered their way to the forefront of the fashion industry when they posted and engaged in tone deaf and racist discourse. Amazingly, despite […]