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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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Three Examples of Bad PR, Q2 2014

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:┬áControversy about the treatment of veterans is as old as the nation, from the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783 which drove Congress from the then-capital of Philadelphia, to the Bonus Army of 1932 protesting economic conditions, to … Continue reading

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Three Examples of Bad PR, Q1, 2014

Chris Christie: 2014 opened with a scandal centering on Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, who went into the year widely considered the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. The Record broke the story that Christie staffers … Continue reading

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