Last month, a video of a young woman berating a Metro-North conductor went viral online; the woman—who had responded to the conductor, “Do you know what schools I went to and how well-educated I am?” when asked to stop loudly cursing—was quickly outed through the Internet as Hermon Raju, an N.Y.U. graduate.
After Read More
When a worker at China’s Foxconn tech sweatshop fell to his death last Friday it was only the latest tragedy at the megasized iPhone production plant. There have been at least 10 suicides this year, and the fact that protective nets now flank the facility’s dormitories doesn’t exactly inspire cheer. At this point, Foxconn Read More
Until now, Foursquare has had only a single PR person, Erin Gleason, whom the location-based service hired away from Google back in July.
Now PRWeek is reporting that Foursquare has hired NY-based digital PR firm Kaplow to head up Foursquare’s national push.
“We felt that because we were so short staffed, we weren’t able Read More
To combat its image as a hive of profit-hungry, ethically challenged brainiacs, Goldman Sachs is kicking off a national advertising campaign today.
The PR push includes full-page ads in today’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal. As the campaign continues into 2011, Goldman will buy ads in other national, regional and local Read More
In the latest variation on the theme that the September 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy was in reality a calamity for civilization, and perhaps would have been better avoided, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has published a series of emails revealing that officials faced heated debate and high uncertainty over what to do about the Read More
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today reported that BP, the world’s preeminent destroyer of both the ocean and the atmosphere, tripled its advertising budget after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion that led to the company’s historic oil spill.
BP spent $93 million on ads from April to July, more than Read More
One way to oversimplify the ongoing fight over the financial reform is to say that Wall Street doesn’t want to change, especially if change is going to be expensive. Some firms, like Goldman Sachs, have let it be known in the weeks since the Dodd-Frank bill was signed that it won’t hurt them as much Read More
Patick O’Connell has resigned from his role as director of communications at Vogue, according to Memo Pad.
“It’s just simply time for a personal change,” Mr. O’Connell said. He was with the magazine for 12 years.
Yesterday Sally Singer, Vogue’s fasion and features news editor, announced she was leaving Condé Nast to edit Read More