Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
We’re used to Mr. Rogers always asking us to be his neighbor, so it should be no surprise that he reeled in the late “Joy of Painting” host Bob Ross to follow in his PBS pal’s viral footsteps
for a happy little remix
fun of his own.
Happy would certainly be a stretch for Chick-fil-A right now as it weathers the fallout of President Dan Cathy’s recent remarks
against same-sex marriage. To assure diners that they don’t hold the same stance, other fast food chains shared
their position on gays’ rights to wed. My personal favorite: “You know our restaurant’s called ‘Five Guys’ right? — Guy #4.
Even retailers are beginning to lend their support to the LGBT community. For instance, Target just rolled out this wedding registry ad
that depicts two males standing hand-in-hand and accompanied by the text, “BE YOURSELF, TOGETHER.”
Speaking of ads, all of your coveted September issues will soon hit the newsstand, with publishers doing their best to spin the totals for each of their magazines’ respective ad pages. Unfortunately, not all of the tabloids have fared as well as Vogue
, which reported its largest issue ever
. Read a breakdown of the counts here
Meanwhile, Kia Motors is calling on old, furry friends for its newest advertising campaign, reviving the automaker’s infamous hip-hop hamsters
. However, as a brand, Kia's executive VP of marketing and communications, Michael Sprague, advises that agencies: “Continue to push the envelope with your client. There are no bad ideas. ... After all, we came up with hamsters." Uh-huh, and hell is only a bonfire.
That’s guidance Peggy Olson might want to commit to memory—that is if
the character returns to “Mad Men” for season six. Find out here
what the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, had to say on the fate of Elisabeth Moss’ role despite her having left Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce at the end of the most recent season.
Peggy's exit from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is one thing, but making sure your
employees don’t split for greener pastures is quite another. To boost employee retention, perhaps your company should consider mirroring one of these cool corporate headquarters
Other offices are embracing a more BYOD attitude around the workplace, meaning “Bring Your Own Device,” a trend that OPEN Forum notes
certainly has its pros and cons.
Perhaps you’re a little upset that your employer nixed the whole BYOD idea. Don’t let that get you in trouble for letting a few four-letter words fly. That profanity might cost you a promotion
And if your Twitter personality is like any of these 14 compiled by GQ magazine
, chances are you’re also costing yourself followers.
With the personality of a typical guy in mind, one grocer in Manhattan’s Upper West Side dedicated an entire “man aisle
” to any and all blokes. Covering the dudes’ essential supermarket needs, the aisle is stocked with everything from steak sauce and alcohol to condoms and male hygiene products.
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