There is such a thing as bad publicity, ask Jay Z

ImageGen.ashx In the words of conscious rap ensemble Public Enemy, don’t believe the hype. Long have people tried to claim that any column inches are good column inches, providing they namecheck your brand. (Who hasn’t heard the much appropriated phrase that may have emanated form the famous PR stunts Barnum, imploring that ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity’)? But, as...

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Can Abercrombie and Fitch really emerge from its PR mess?

abercrombie Those with an eye for style, and even just one solitary finger on the pulse of the world’s headlines, are likely to have noticed an influx of news stories this week surrounding one of the most controversial clothing brands in the world, and the steps it’s taking to right a decade-spanning wrong in the eyes of many. We are, of...

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The Blagger’s Blog 18th October 2013

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Thought for the Week

“Consumers do value energy security, they do want their lights on. It’s something all our evidence shows they are prepared to pay for.” Ed Davey, UK Energy Secretary, dropping the bombshell that Britons would prefer to have a power supply...

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Suppliers, brand reputations, WHSmith, Amazon and porn

WH Smith Last week some rather astonishing headlines emerged, as several major online retailers found far more than gremlins in their electronic back room. Anyone who has picked up on this already will no-doubt realise how serious the situation is. According to an investigation by The Kernel, shops like WHSmith and Amazon have been stocking e-books containing all manner of horrific stories,...

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The Blagger’s Blog 11th October 2013

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Thought for the Week

“I think it is important to study all the holy books… As my friend Yaman always tells me, a good Muslim is a good Jew, and a good Jew is a good Christian, and so forth. I couldn’t agree...

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