Advertising

The good, the bad and the influencer

Influencers are the modern-day reality TV stars – they’re elusive, intimidating and suddenly making a huge splash while garnering a lot of attention. They started out as people with expertise on a specific topic with a trusted audience (think contractors with home renovation tips) but grew into internet…

The best of the Big Game advertisements

Super Bowl ads are polarizing – football purists hate anything that takes away from the game, and your average partygoer loves them. They come in many shapes and sizes, from tear jerkers to comedy gold, all with the same goal of leaving a branded impression on consumers. There’s…

Capturing the holiday magic on social media: authentic or cringeworthy?

What would the holidays be without brands capitalizing on/exploiting seasonal cheer? I don’t remember a world without red and green Hershey’s Kisses wrappers or a December commercial without faint sleigh bells in the distance. Honestly, for some people, over-the-top holiday spirit is half the fun – I mean,…

One-star responses: brands that lost control of their digital reputation

Everyone’s a critic. With easily accessible review sites like Google Reviews, Yelp!, Glassdoor and several others at the tips of our fingers, it’s no surprise that frustrated people from all over the world are taking advantage of reviews on demand. With the relative ease customers have in voicing…

Examples of media appearances gone wrong – how training makes a difference

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” As public relations professionals, we know how important it is to be prepared – whether it be for a crisis or morning show segment. It’s our job to make sure our clients’ messages are…