Origin of the Word Buzz

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Origin of the Word Buzz

According to Dictionary.com buzz is from Middle English dating back to 1350-1400. As expected, it likely came from the sound bees make. Then in the early 1600 it became a term for rumors and gossip and moved a step closer …

Crisis Management from a Legal Perspective

Managing a brand’s reputation in a crisis is challenging for the public relations team, but then the legal team gets involved and the complexity often increases. However, the legal team has their crisis management concerns and often the public relations …

Legal Consultation and Public Relations

If a public relations consultant is hired by an attorney for work on a case, is their communications considered privileged? According to Lexology and Behunin v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, 9 Cal. App. 5th 833 (Cal. Ct. …

“Fearless Girl” Take Top Cannes PR Award

The “Fearless Girl” statue that this blog has written about here has taken Cannes top PR award as well as two other top awards. Karen van Bergen, who headed the jury selecting the PR winner and CEO of Omnicon Public …

YouTube: Starting A Fire with Bag of Water

This is a random YouTube video that has nothing to do with public relations. It’s Friday just before summer begins and we thought starting a fire with only a bag of water is quite an impressive feat, so that’s how …

United Airlines’ Public Relations Crisis

How many ways can United Airlines screw up? First it was the leggings controversy which was discussed here. Now it is the videotaped removal of a paying passenger who was unwilling to leave a flight for another the next …

Public Relations Service Cision Makes News

Cision, the media research and posting service that many public relations firms and large businesses use, is going public. Initially begun in 1892 as a Swedish press-clipping service, the company has grown by purchasing a number of public relations services …

Public Relations Services: Largest User

The Blaze has a story using Government Accountability Office figures to determine that the federal government spends $1.5 billion a year on public relations services. It is unclear from the story if this is the amount contracted to outside companies. …

Public Relations Effort Led Re-Branding

IBM’s Watson supercomputer battled human contestants on the television show Jeopardy a number of years ago and had a very successful run. The tactic garnered a large amount of media coverage and awareness for IBM. Today Watson leads IBM’s marketing …

Radiohead Back on Social Media

After going silent and taking down all of its social media, Radiohead is now back. It appears speculation in media reports, and in this column, that this was a public relations tactic to promote a new album was correct. PRWeek