Straight Stuff from the Other Side of the Bar
Move over Ann Landers and Miss Manners. Bartender Bob could care less about etiquette; he exists to pour drinks and dish answers to wayward PR folks who need a straight shot of truth.
Bartender Bob answers all career- and industry-related questions and does so with the bite of a drink laced with 151. His Italian, in-your-face responses may rub you the wrong way, but he means well.
Bartender Bob: I am a PR student at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. I need help...my Media Law professor wants me to research a case involving PR. Any suggestions?...I am desperate!
Would you do my homework?
Dear Would you do my homework?
Excuse my tardiness getting back with you about your Media Law homework. I’m recovering from a six-week binge in the Keys.
Honey, don’t tell me you can’t think of any cases involving PR. Even those with mega-brain-cell-loss can remember the Tylenol and Exxon Valdez escapades.
Wow your professor by turning in your homework with a bottle of Old Havana and a thorough analysis of Kasky vs. Nike.
In short, since I’m hanging today, Nike’s spin doctors spun its sweatshop labor practices so much the public hurled and demanded honest speech, yes, even from big corporate Swoosh giants like Nike.
The moral of this spin story is Just DON’T Do It. Cheers!