Category Archives: Public Relations

V for Victory and Viral

July 19 marks the anniversary of World War II’s “V for Victory” campaign. A New York Times article of the day describes it as a “nerve war” against the Nazis in occupied Europe. Launched by the BBC, championed by Winston Churchill, and executed by countless … Continue reading

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Adversarial Advertising

Edgy ads are a staple of advertising, attempting to break through the communication clutter and jolt the viewer. As Tom Altstiel and Jean Grow point out in Advertising Creative, edgy ads risk offending the general audience to appeal to the … Continue reading

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ISIS and the Media War

The Brookings Institute has published “The ISIS Twitter census: Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter.”  Key findings include: At least 46,000 Twitter accounts were used by ISIS supporters Typical ISIS supporters were located within the organization’s … Continue reading

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