Tag Archives: Public Relations

Three Examples of Bad PR: Q3, 2013

This latest entry in my ongoing series of bad PR examples highlights three men who will go down in history as permanent punchlines: Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, defeated in his bid for New York City mayor upon revelations … Continue reading

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The J.C. Penney Closeout

J.C. Penney has ousted CEO Ron Johnson and reinstated his predecessor, Myron “Mike” Ullman. “Disaster” and “debacle” are keywords tied to the retailer’s name (more about public relations in a moment.) J.C. Penney’s precipitous sales decline offers insight into several … Continue reading

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J.P. Morgan Chase’s Gift to the Opposition

J.P. Morgan Chase has revealed losses of at least $2 billion resulting from hedge trading at its London office, conducted by Bruno Michel Iksil, a trader with the ominous and inelegant nickname of “The London Whale.” These trades were made … Continue reading

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