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PR emails are a given in the publicity business, but do they really work?

Nov 29, 2022
Slate writer Dan Kois said "yes" to most of the publicity emails he got in a single day. In return, he got a firsthand look at how the publicity business works.
"I get a lot of PR emails every day," said Slate writer Dan Kois. "You know, over 100 just sort of roll in."
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How American government propaganda was born

A new book sees the roots of modern government persuasion in a World War I-era agency.
The media during the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. A new book by John Maxwell Hamilton sees the origins of modern government persuasion in a World War I-era office set up by the Woodrow Wilson administration in 1917.
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Connecting consumers to businesses created by women of color is her passion

Jul 3, 2020
Janet Oganah is the founder of Janet's List, which brings awareness to businesses by women of color in the United Kingdom.
Janet Oganah, founder of Janet's List, shines a spotlight on brands created by Black women and other women of color.
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Starbucks will close 8,000 stores for a day of bias training

Apr 17, 2018
CEO Kevin Johnson announced the ambitious move to restore the company image — but there will probably be more to come.

TurboTax tries to recover from price-hike stumble

Jan 30, 2015
Expert says company is on the right path, owning the mistake and offering refunds.

Country in revolt? Hire a PR firm.

Jul 11, 2014
Improving the image of foreign governments is big business for US PR firms.

For public good, not for profit.

McDonald's fast food advice becomes corporate PR lesson

Dec 27, 2013
McDonald’s is shutting down McResource, a website that offers tips to employees.