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 […]

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 The backlash has been immediate and hard, ranging from boycotts by celebrities and having its products withdrawn from Chinese e-commerce sites.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 […]

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 […]

Padgett Continues to Work to Escape Pitino’s Shadow

Padgett continues to work to escape Pitino’s shadow

Earlier this year, just before the start of the college basketball season, a major scandal rocked the NCAA. The corruption included several high-profile coaches, advertisers, and agents, among them, celebrated Louisville coach, Rick Pitino. Coach Pitino was ousted, and, in the early weeks of the season, his replacement, David Padgett, is still trying to find […]

Yunes Doleh Arrest: Wig-Wearing Father In-Law Arrested

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A lawsuit took an amusing turn when a motion to dismiss was filed in New York City which alleges in court documents that a toupee-wearing father in-law, Yunes Doleh was arrested in New York after false allegations against his son in-law, a respected entrepreneur, Mazen Dayem. The lawsuit further states Mr. Doleh may be facing […]

Franken latest to be accused of misconduct

Another week and another prominent person apologizing for sexual misconduct. This time, it’s former comedian, writer, and current Minnesota Senator, Al Franken, on the hot seat. Franken will very likely be exposed to a Senate ethics investigation since he has been accused of “forcibly kissing” a Los Angeles radio host during a shared USO tour […]