Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Judging by the collective response to Marc Jacobs' new “Jack of All Shades” spot, it’s safe to assume that the eccentric fashionisto probably shouldn’t call himself a Jack of all designer trades just yet, at least not from an advertiser’s standpoint. Based on the sardonic opinions unleashed on the Web, he apparently missed the boat according to most critics. Promoting Jacobs' new sunglasses, the “masturbation-themed” and perhaps NSFW commercial has left the likes of The Daily Beast
asking just one thing: What was he thinking? I, on the other hand, am not so sure I really want to know the answer.
What I do
want is this collection of meme-inspired holiday ornaments
from Ermahgerd Ernaments for my tree this year.
Before we worry about Christmas, let’s concentrate on first getting through Thanksgiving. Baskin-Robbins is going to help us do that with the return of its delectably disturbing turkey ice cream cake
and individual drumstick cones
Less delectable, yet more disturbing, is an undercover investigation that has yielded this shocking video captured at a Butterball turkey farm
. Released by Mercy For Animals, it documents the distressing conditions the animals suffer.
Meanwhile, animal rights organization PETA is howling at organizers of the “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” premiere after-party, where three caged wolves were reportedly
among the event’s décor.
Still thinking about the Butterball video? Well, as unappetizing as it might render your Thanksgiving feast, you’ll be better off at Aunt Edna’s than at Food Network star Guy Fieri’s new Times Square restaurant, Guy’s American Bar and Grill.
This, according to the scathing review
by New York Times
food critic Pete Wells. If you don't have time to read the review, The Atlantic Wire
provides “an appetizer, of sorts” from the skewering and now viral assessment of the eatery.
Don’t feel too bad, Guy. Even the Wonders of the World have garnered negative reviews
Of course, as I’ve experienced at PR Daily
, many reviews and online comments are left anonymously. Should readers stand behind their comments and post their real name? The Egotist Network
shares its two cents on the topic in this two
discussion. Weigh in.
Much discussion has also been shared this week via online forums such as Reddit in regard to boycotting Papa John’s Pizza. Don't know what I'm referring to? BuzzFeed
provides a “SparkNotes”-worthy summary of everything one need to know about the Internet’s feud with the pizza chain
As long as we’re not feuding with Starbucks, which revealed its biggest acquisition on Wednesday, I can sleep at night. The chain announced its purchase of Teavana
for $620 million, or as some might like to think of it, roughly the cost of two Venti Frappuccinos.
It wasn’t all good news for Starbucks, though. Along with other multinational corporations Google and Amazon, each company faces questions of tax evasion in the U.K., where British lawmakers are cracking down on their respective cases of “aggressive tax avoidance.” ABC News explains
Back in the U.S., 5-Hour Energy is under investigation. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the drink has now been cited in 13 deaths
over the last four years.
This probably leaves PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay questioning its decision to hype the new, caffeine-infused line of Cracker Jack, “Cracker Jack’d
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