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March 15, 2024 0 Comments

Strategies: Anti-PR and Unfounded Feedback

April and Laura are chatting 1:1 this week about two lesser-known issues a PR practitioner might face: a use case of anti-brand messaging, and how to manage feedback that isn’t constructive.

The PR News of the Week features an update on Tesla’s PR strategy, with a critical look at The Dawn Project’s anti-Tesla Superbowl ad back in February. April and Laura also weigh the consequences of Elon Musk’s longtime rejection of investing in a formal PR team for himself or his business and discuss whether a brand can be successful without a strategic communications infrastructure.

This week’s Anonymous PR Horror story features a write-in from a listener whose last manager shared a series of overly-personal pieces of feedback, and how to bounce back from non-constructive criticisms at work. Your favorite hosts also candidly share their own personal experiences with targeted personal criticisms in the workplace.

Read the PR News of the Week here.

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Grab a glass and get ready to “wine down” every week with public relations vets April White and Laura Schooler as they gab, analyze, dissect, commiserate–and, in some cases–kick the door down on the PR industry. Call it tough love if you will, they’re looking to make our jobs easier, more relatable and more entertaining.