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My resume includes a brief foray into the world of agency public relations, a gig that happened to coincide with the last presidential election. We brainstormed for restaurant clients on buzz-generating ideas centered around the election, but if memory serves, we ultimately decided to keep politics off the PR plate.
It’s a tricky business, but one that some retailers and restaurant companies are jumping into nonetheless.[…] Continue Reading »
Chick-fil-A is no stranger to controversy, with much media attention paid to President Dan Cathy’s vocal expression of his conservative Christian views and the company’s contributions to conservative causes. The chain’s contributions to anti-gay causes have raised ire in the past, but it ratcheted way up this week with comments from Cathy.
Mostly, companies that depend on the public’s goodwill and continued patronage shy away from politics and taking a controversial public position on a hot-button social issue, for good reason.[…] Continue Reading »