Tag: Ray Rice

NFL’s biggest names in domestic violence: Where are they now?

In 2014, the NFL went through a crisis of character. Three pro-bowl caliber players, including the consensus top running back in the league, were accused of domestic violence. Greg Hardy, Ray Rice, and Adrian Peterson all missed significant time on the gridiron as they dealt with the repercussions of their actions off the field.  … Read More

Does the NFL care more about deflated footballs than domestic violence?

Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens

It has been over a year since former Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, was caught on tape knocking his fiancee unconscious in an elevator. Despite the video, Rice will walk free.   On Thursday, the third-degree aggravated assault charges that Rice faced were dismissed after completing his pre-trial intervention. Rice had to pay only $125… Read More

How the Speed of the News is Damaging Media Credibility

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The news cycle moves faster today than at any time in the history of the news. Due to the accessibility of information via the Internet, newsrooms can publish stories within moments of their inception. Newsrooms must work fast to get those stories out before the competition reports their own version of the story. The consequences of… Read More

Why Bill Cosby’s Silence Led to His Public Conviction

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The numerous rape allegations lodged at legendary comedian Bill Cosby were compounded by Cosby’s public silence at the height of the scandal. If you’re inclined to follow rules, the don’t say “no comment” rule of crisis communications is a good one to follow. When public figures remain silent during times of crisis, the public has no choice… Read More

Celebrity Brand Ambassadors: How they Can Help or Hurt Your Brand


Celebrities have been featured in advertising campaigns for decades, but celebrity brand ambassadors are a fairly recent phenomenon. There’s no doubt that the power of a popular celebrity helps brands sell products and reach mass audiences. Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi, for example, have maximized profits and increased brand awareness with the help… Read More

Hashtag Hijacks that Went Terribly Wrong

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Community managers are quick to jump on a trending hashtag, often without knowing the meaning of the hashtag. In other cases, well-meaning brands create hashtags intended to spark positive engagements with followers, only to have the hashtags used against them. Both are examples of hashtag hijacks, and they can be disastrous for brands. Here are… Read More

Opinion: The Ray Rice Video Makes All of Us Look Bad

Updated Sep 21, 2014: According to ESPN, over 7,000 fans turned out to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event in Baltimore.   Originally Published on Sep 9, 2014: Getting something right rarely feels so disappointing and dissatisfying.   Ray Rice’s release from the Ravens and subsequent… Read More