public relations

the truth is in the sauce

Was the 'Rick and Morty' Szechuan Sauce Shortage a False Flag Planned By McDonald’s?

If you know more about yesterday’s McNugget-related debacle, please tell us.
Louise Matsakis
10.9.17
News

PR People Are Failing Right Now

A veteran public relations officer told us why United Airlines, Sean Spicer, and Pepsi should have known better.
Mike Pearl
4.12.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

United CEO Now Wants a Review of 'Horrific' Plane Incident

Oscar Munoz said the airline will mount an investigation into how and why a passenger was literally dragged off one of its planes.
Drew Schwartz
4.11.17
damage control

How to Recover From a Major Screwup

A persuasion expert shows you how to apologize—without having to say you're sorry.
Jay Heinrichs
4.11.17
Features

Why a Women’s Strike in the Music Industry Is Much Gutsier Than it Seems

An interview with publicist and business owner Judy Miller Silverman about women in the music industry and her decision to go on strike.
Rachel Kraus
3.8.17
politics

Congress Used Dying Kids and Slick PR to Sell America a Handout to Big Pharma

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed thanks to an army of lobbyists and a PR campaign that preyed on dying children who are unlikely to benefit from it.
Jason Koebler
12.7.16
Football

Why Should We Believe Greg Johnson, Peyton Manning's Long-Lost Star Witness?

In a report published yesterday on MMQB, the frankly bizarre emergence of a new witness after 20 years of silence is quickly abandoned in favor of talking about Manning's accuser, Jamie Naughright.
Sean Newell
3.3.16
NFL

The NFL Staged a Completely Worthless Chat on Twitter About Safety

This is classic NFL PR: worthless, weird, unconvincing, and hilariously transparent.
Sean Newell
10.12.15
machines

I Tried to Test Fly a Drone and Ended Up Lost in the Desert Alone

Also, the Hexo+ drone crashed and broke immediately.
Jason Koebler
1.5.15
Stuff

Examining Chinese Censorship in Australia

Australia's Chinese-language newspapers rarely mention protests, human rights, or anything political. Why is this, and does it matter?
Leo Van Der Plyum
11.17.14
Power

How the World's Biggest PR Firm Helps Promote Climate Change Denial

Edelman uses TV ads, astroturf groups, and slick websites to promote climate change denial around the globe.
Brian Merchant
8.5.14
optics

Chris Kluwe, Tony Dungy, and the Pains of Not Playing the PR Game

In the NFL, you can say whatever you like as long as you know how to say it.
Robert Wheel
7.24.14
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