Archive for the 'PR nightmare' Tag

Was the Mistake at the Oscars a Publicity Stunt?

Photo courtesy of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It was a PR nightmare of Miss Universe proportions. Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty erroneously announced “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight” as the winner of the Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards Sunday night. It wasn’t their fault. Organizers provided the wrong information. Price Waterhouse Coopers, the official accountant of the Oscars, released this statement today: We sincerely apologize to “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award...

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Trump’s hot mic isn’t a PR nightmare; it should be a nuclear bomb

The Washington Post dropped a public relations nuclear bomb on Donald Trump Friday. The Back Story An Access Hollywood producer unearthed taped comments made in 2005 between Donald Trump and Billy Bush while Trump’s mic was hot. Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold obtained a copy of it and published a story Friday afternoon. In the video, Trump said some atrocious things about how he sexually assaults women. Watching the video gives me the urge to go all MST3K or director’s cut movie version, because there are so many shockingly offensive comments made in three minutes’ time, you must press pause to react and avoid...

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