Maker’s Mark recently announced it would drop the whiskey’s proof from 90 to 84 and then stumbled a bit before going back to its original recipe and apologizing for the mess it had caused along the way.  In that controversy, one of America’s truly great brands forgot — even if just for a day or…

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Aside from the Baltimore Ravens winning Super Bowl XLVII yesterday, the big news coming out of the game was a sudden power outage at the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome shortly after halftime. As public relations pros, something we appreciated during this time was seeing some big brands taking the pause in gameplay as an opportunity…

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Government IT managers today have to do more with less. For even as cloud computing and “government 2.0” initiatives are supposed to save taxpayer dollars, continuing security threats and ballooning government programs are straining agency IT budgets just the same. Pressures like these mean many agencies are paring private-sector contractors to a strategic few. In…

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Surfing, anyone? A bunch of hopeful entrepreneurs – all dreaming of becoming the next Instagram, no doubt – are certainly up for it. They’re all participants in the new SURF Incubator, which officially opens in just a few days. What is SURF Incubator? Founded by serial entrepreneur (and, of course, surfing fanatic) Seaton Gras, it’s…

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