Wahlberg’s film angers bomber’s widow
When it comes to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, after people commiserate with victims and their families, there’s probably not a whole lot of sympathy left for the widow of bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but attorneys for Katherine Russell say they are looking for fair treatment, not empathy. That, they say, is not what their client is getting from the new film, Patriot’s Day.
GoPro appears to be going nowhere
GoPro continues to freefall. The personal video camera company that made a splash with clever marketing and innovative options is riding the rapids of a long string of bad luck. Now the stock has fallen again, to what CNN calls the lowest level ever. While there was no clear reason – and thus no clear problem – why the stock fell again, this was scant consolation for a company that cannot seem to recapture the magic. How bad is it at GoPro? The company … READ MORE »
Pew says “fake” news is creating real issues online
You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting a headline about “fake” news. It’s all the rage, and it has people from across the political and media spectrum in a rage. On one side you have those who believe “fake” news contributed to Hillary Clinton’s campaign loss. On the other, you have those who believe all the hype about “fake” news is a way to stifle free speech and blackball alternative “news” sources.
Holiday tech offers a bright new way to set the mood
Are you one who wants to have a good old-fashioned Griswold Family Christmas but without all the frustration, time spent handling lights and explosions? Well, now you can. Christmas decorating options go well beyond LEDs and battery operated candles.
Tree dazzlers want you to try something new this Christmas
If you are among the 25 million Americans who purchase a Christmas tree each season, you are among those who dread the next step. Putting on the lights. The clumsy, time consuming “family” activity is the punchline of many Christmas comedies and the dread of parents from coast to coast.
Toyota doors open up recall notice
Toyota recently announced a massive recall on its popular Sienna minivan. About 700,000 units are being recalled due to a defect that allows the sliding doors to open while the vehicle is in motion. At this point, the recall announcement does not include any information about whether or not anyone has been injured due to this defect, nor how the company learned of the issue.
5W PR CEO - Amazon Public Relations - Political PR
Maybe the concept began as just another “clever” sight gag. Two aging religious leaders, a priest and an imam are sharing tea time. The guys are clearly friends, and they’re clearly aging. At one point in the commercial both guys pull out their smartphones and go to the Amazon app. They search, they click and they order. Days pass and the priest and the imam receive their packages. Knee braces. Haha. Outfitted with the knee braces, the guys are free to worship as … READ MORE »
Can Bill Murray breathe life back into golf gear?
It’s no secret that golf clothing brands have been suffering in recent years. Without a notable “face” to promote its brand, Nike golf hung up its clubs months ago. Reports that Titleist and other brands are suffering pop up week after week and golf merchandisers have been begging for a savior. So, who ya gonna call?
Cubs victory lap could be beginning of something even better
And now for the headline more than a century in the making: “The Cubs Won the World Series” … even if you don’t love baseball, you probably like a hard luck story turned around. And, when it comes to pro sports, is there a better rags to riches story than those “Lovable Cubbies.”
Pipeline protest built on inflammatory PR
What’s happening out in North Dakota? Well, that seems to depend on who you ask. What isn’t in dispute – possibly the ONLY facts not in dispute – is that an oil company wants to build a pipeline and members of multiple Native American tribes are trying to stop it.