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February 3, 2010

Super Bowl Advertisers Score PR Points By Getting "Banned"

by: in: advertising, communications, Crenshaw Communications, marketing, public relations, social media

Someone blogged recently that the Super Bowl’s like “American Idol” for advertisers…with a little football thrown in. They called it right. And this year, with social media kicking in like never before, the Super Bowl is still a winning PR strategy for the brands that pay to play. Most are looking to extend their investment through the…
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December 23, 2009

Pepsi Super Bowl Snub Scores PR Points, Changes Marketing Game

by: in: advertising, communications, creativity, Crenshaw Communications, marketing, public relations, social media

In recent years, the Super Bowl has become as much a brand PR vehicle as an advertising showcase. Companies can score big by announcing their participation in the adfest, and if they hit, their commercial will be replayed and discussed by pundits like Barbara Lippert and Donnie Deutsch throughout the post–game news cycle. That’s why it’s ironic that Pepsi’s recent announcement…
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October 15, 2009

Did Amp Turn Up The Volume With #pepsifail?

by: in: advertising, communications, Crenshaw Communications, crisis management, public relations, reputation, social media

As I’ve noted previously, good public relations sometimes means having to say you’re sorry. “Apology communications” is a PR buzzword these days. But, when is an apology something else altogether? (Hint: When it involves 18-year-old dudes, maybe?) What got me wondering was the backlash to the Amp energy drink campaign. Of course, I’m talking about the now-infamous iPhone app created…
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July 22, 2009

Cola Rivals Engage…With Each Other

by: in: advertising, Crenshaw Communications, marketing, public relations, social media

It took me a while to get the Coke-Pepsi social media handshake thing.     I’m referring to that moment of Twitter diplomacy a couple of weeks ago.  The brand rivals agreed to make nice and follow one another, through a notably civil but tepid public exchange of  updates.  The detente was a response to a challenge by Australian marketing firm…
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