Monthly Archives: November 2015

4 PR lessons we can learn from Blizzard’s ‘Warcraft’ movie

Warcraft movie release image

Blizzard and Legendary Pictures released the trailer for their upcoming “Warcraft” movie at the 2015 BlizzCon event, which is based off of the developer’s real time strategy game, “Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.” While many fans of the 21-year-old series were excited to see that there would be a movie adaptation, Blizzard has been dealing with… Read More

Is there any safe way to transport fossil fuels?

Crude oil transportation

Transporting oil and natural gas by rail has become a necessary part of business for large energy companies after President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline proposal. Railways are a convenient and cost effective alternative to a direct pipeline, but questions about safety and ability to monitor spills and accidents provide a new and different… Read More

Greek protests refuel talks of a Eurozone exit

Greek protests

Greece continues to be a point of conflict for the Eurozone. Last Thursday, Greek police were forced to use tear gas and other crowd control measures to end violent and destructive protests in Athens. Protesters created road blocks and threw petrol bombs. The violence began after a group of approximately 20,000 Greeks marched through Athens… Read More

Petition calling for DEA chief termination continues to grow

DEA takes down marijuana plants

DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg caused public outrage in early November after he told reporters that he considered medical marijuana to be “a joke.” As a result of his statement, thousands of people have called for his resignation.   “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal because it’s not,” said Rosenberg. “We… Read More

3 crisis communications lessons we can learn from the KKK leak

Guy Fawkes masks are worn

The hacktivist group Anonymous started leaking the names of over 350 individuals that they claim are Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members on Nov. 5. This incident is potentially damaging to any employer that had an employees name appear on Anonymous’s list.   With the rise of hacktivism, it’s important for PR teams to have a plan… Read More