So, you are ready to engage the services of a marketing or PR firm. At this point, you have shortlisted a few firms, perhaps from previous engagements, referrals or from scouring your LinkedIn connections. Now, it’s time to narrow down the list of candidates and decide on the one that you feel is the best […]
If you have been active on the Internet to at least some degree over this past April, there’s a chance you’re familiar with the infamous Pepsi protest commercial. The ad features the supermodel and Kardashian half-sibling, Kendall Jenner, abandoning a glamorous photo shoot to charge to the front lines of an unidentified protest to hand […]
Recent controversy from United Airlines and Pepsi has put both brands in the ICU. Will they ever recover? Well, that all depends on how their PR teams manage the respective gaffes. As both companies scramble to perform some serious damage control, they are shedding light on what to do and what not to do in […]
United Airlines is in the proverbial “hot seat” for the second time in just a month. Last Sunday night, a video showed security officers dragging Doctor David Dao down the aisle of a plane, forcing him off a flight. United’s reputation took a major hit amidst the backlash from the optics of the video, further […]
Brands or public figures with an established presence or notoriety in the public eye no longer rely on the reporters to release messages to an audience of millions when they can just tweet about it or post an image to their Facebook page. Now, we are seeing the reporters reacting to these moves rather than […]
Just as the Academy Awards were being applauded for promoting diversity in Hollywood, controversy once again “upstaged” the show.
What is next for PR in 2017? Members of the Springboard team each took a few minutes to predict what the near future holds for PR and marketing in the New Year.