Last week Allstate Insurance sent out a press release detailing people’s accidents based on their astrological signs. The data that Allstate used was real, based on the birthdays of customers actually involved in accidents.
As AOL purchased The Huffington Post for $315 million dollars let us acknowledge the sheer genius of Ariana Huffington. In a time where news organizations across the world are losing money, Huffington (along with Rupert Murdoch) was one of the few that actually saw a continual profit. Her left-leaning blog, The Huffington Post has 25 million unique visitors per month. What Huffington accomplished in less than 6 years should be admired and studied by anyone who wishes to create an online news site in the future.
In our culture, there is still a negative stigma associated with an individual who sees a psychologist unless you’re in Hollywood where the average celeb has 7. The assumption is that one who needs to seek external help to manage their inner workings is somehow weak.
The cost of not seeking treatment for fear of being judged in this way is often a great one: prolonged depression, potential substance abuse, sudden admiration for Kirk Cameron, temporarily relief from internal strife within but, never actually solving the root of the problem. Mental health issues can not only prevent an individual from living life to the fullest but, in the worst case scenario can lead to that individual to take the lives
Cyrus can learn a lot from Brittney Spears who presented herself as a pristine, good girl for so many years before collapsing under her carefully constructed PR lie. Spears did several things that the public at the time considered reprehensible but, in the end she still performs and she still has millions of fans. Cyrus doesn’t have to go through was Spears did if she’s simply honest with her fans. She may lose some of her fans in the short term but, she’ll gain a tremendous amount of respect from her loyal fans in the long term.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, you’re completely irrelevant. The average life span of a human being is about 70 years old and Earth is over 4.2 billion years old. Your lifespan would have to be multiplied by 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 in order to equal a nano second in the earth’s existence!
Here’s a quick analysis on how each of the New York Gubernatorial candidates did last night in terms of if they were a PR asset or PR albatross to their political parties.
Tween idol Justin Bieber, (apparently fearing for his hearing), says he doesn’t want fans to scream at him, or for him anymore. Our PR advice to Beiber is to backtrack on those comments and simply wear ear plugs on future tours (or lose his hearing the old fashion way by attending a Metallica concert).