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Public Relations


  • Small Biz PR: Two In-N-Out Burgers, Shipped, for $56 Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 12:01 PM ET

    Midtown Row, which launched only a couple of weeks ago, devised an ingenious PR campaign that supports what they do: Offering In-N-Out burgers, shipped frozen to your door, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Facebook Prepares to Add Friends in Washington Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

    Facebook has layered its executive, legal, policy and communications ranks with high-powered politicos from both parties, beefing up its firepower for future battles in Washington and beyond., and is looking to add more, reports the New York Times reports.

  • Facebook May Hire Former Obama Aide Robert Gibbs Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 8:03 AM ET

    The company is in talks with the President's  former  press secretary about a senior role in helping to manage communications ahead of a planned IPO, reports "The New York Times".

  • Voice of Aflac Duck Gets His Goose Cooked Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    Gilbert Gottfried

    Gilbert Gottfried, now the former voice of the Aflac duck, was fired by his employer for jokes he made about the Japanese tsunami on twitter.

  • Chase Site Still Crippled; Angry Users Vent on Twitter Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 1:15 PM ET

    Problems at Chase's online banking service continued Wednesday, prompting outraged  customers to take to their Twitter accounts to share  frustration.

  • Trying to Create Online Buzz? Add Free Bacon Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 10:02 AM ET

    Brands looking to break through the blogosphere nowadays need a good pitch, some luck ... and maybe a little bacon.

  • JetBlue Memo Questions Flight Attendant's Motive Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 2:54 PM ET
    JetBlue Terminal

    A rogue JetBlue flight attendant's explanation that an uncooperative passenger caused him to melt down and slide down a parked plane's emergency chute may not hold water, the airline says in an internal memo.

  • 'BP Crosstown Cup' Draws Boos at Wrigley Field Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    Official trophy of the BP Crosstown Cup.

    For BP, a company that’s had a helluva time getting a “cup” on the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher it is responsible for, it’s now connected to another cup, the BP Crosstown Cup in Chicago. And it's a strikeout for the oil producer.

  • Quiz: Product Recalls Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 12:33 PM ET

    Take our quiz and see how much you know about products that were recalled to keep consumers safe.

  • Awkward Timing for Book by Tiger Woods Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 2:01 PM ET

    It's  no joke, but might sound like a setup for one— Hachette Audio in May will release Tiger Woods’ 2001 best seller, “How I Play Golf,” as an audio book.  In it,  Woods shares the “psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape and help him transcend all the ups and downs of golf.”.

  • How Much Would You Pay for Chocolate? Not This Much Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 5:45 AM ET

    To promote the return of its back-by-popular-demand Wispa Gold candy bar, Cadbury created the World's Most Expensive Chocolate Bar—an excellent diversion in the middle of the recession. It was a plot made for a movie: A luxurious setting, an 80s pop star and a grassroots group of crazy Chocolate lovers.

  • So, what do you do at the end of a week where your company's stock was the worst performer in the Dow and you've got some bad news that could make the shares go down even more? You employ one of the oldest PR tricks in the book.

  • Katrina Again? US Gets Poor Grades For Credit Crisis Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 8:30 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, left, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    The US government mishandled the credit crisis, much as it did Hurricane Katrina three years ago, say crisis management experts.

  • Amgen's Full-Court Press Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 5:37 PM ET

    On Amgen's conference call the other day regarding the biotech company's cutbacks, officials repeatedly stated that they think the federal government's new, restrictive guidelines for use and payment of Amgen's bread-and-butter anemia drugs will hurt patients and specifically, result in the need for more risky, old-fashioned blood transfusions to treat the condition.

  • Canada Gets Tough (Eh!),"  And Dyson "Sucks" Water Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    You have to admit, Canada is the best neighbor on the planet. But now Canada wants Americans to know she will no longer be taken for granted as the girl next door! The Canadian Tourism Council says Canada is "tired of hearing that it's too nice, too pretty, too pristine and too safe." Gee, I bet Iraqis would love to have that rep. WE'D love that rep. But the Canucks are touting the country's "new personality and make-over," like some sort of silicone implant, with a new slogan "Keep Exploring."

  • BlackBerry Blackout! Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 11:08 AM ET

    If you went to bed and woke up this morning thinking the world was quiet and that today was going to be a light day at the office, you may want to call in, instead of relying on your BlackBerry. Research in Motion confirms a massive, system wide blackout affecting all its 8 million subscribers that began around 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, and while service is being restored, it is still sporadic and may take much of the day to get back on line completely.