Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Few things drive a wedge into relationships like opinions on politics and pizza toppings. If you want spinach and chicken, get a salad. Pineapple and ham—go to a luau. Aware of its consumers’ strong-mindedness on pie garnishes, Pizza Hut is challenging one attendee at next week’s town hall debate to ask the presidential candidates the real, hard-pressing question that matters: Pepperoni or sausage?
I wonder how their respective answers might affect the polls? And by that I mean the non-scientific, brand-based polls
that really matter.
Related: Political debate brewing in 7-Eleven coffee aisle
Either way, with just under a month to go before Election Day, more backers are coming out in support of their White House contender of choice. Of course, pledging one’s allegiance doesn’t always come easy. Take “Clueless” star Stacy Dash, for instance. The African-American actress drew racial backlash after vowing her support to Romney
Elsewhere, supporters rallied around a teenage girl who returned to school
in Philadelphia after a geometry teacher ridiculed the student for wearing a Romney T-shirt to his class. The teacher has apologized.
And although some might be worn out from Big Bird’s arbitrary involvement in the political race, Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” isn’t letting up. He blasted the GOP for its recent attacks of “Sesame Street,”
and even debuted a conservative adaptation of the children’s show:
Related: Does Obama's Big Bird attack ad go too far?
Greeting card makers are also under attack—but by whom? According to The Wall Street Journal
, social media is among the biggest culprits.
We’re all culprits when it comes to wreaking havoc on our environment, even when it’s unintentional. This why founder, chairman, and co-CEO at Panera Bread Ron Shaich chose to share his beliefs on LinkedIn that “corporations must become socially conscious citizens
” in their communities.
Southwest is doing its part to give back to vacationers in communities the airline serves. The carrier is offering 40 percent off flights as part of its Big Winter Sale
. However, you’ll need to make those travel plans soon. To snag the promotion, you must book by Thursday evening at 11:59 PT.
Otherwise, perhaps you can snag a ride on the Wal-Mart truck. The big-box retailer is testing same-day delivery
, so at least you’d get to your destination quick.
And while other retailers are testing the rollout of Facebook’s “want” button for brands
, there’s one man at the social network with a “dislike” button. Meet Chuck Rossi
release engineer of Silicon Valley.
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