You’re ready to launch. Your development team has worked its magic, your distribution and pricing models are set, your shareholders and partners have bought off. All set, right? Too often emerging and established companies leave marketing and PR considerations as the last piece of their launch puzzle. It’s easy to push these elements to the…

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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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This post is not intended to weigh in on either side of the gun control debate. Rather, it is to call out the inexplicable approach the NRA has taken since the school shootings in Newton, Connecticut. The organization, which represents 4 million gun owners – surely all of whom are sickened and heartbroken by the…

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