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Monsanto: ‘The jury got it wrong’ in cancer lawsuit

PR Daily

The chemical is a major part of Monsanto’s business portfolio and extends far beyond consumer weedkiller products. Roundup, introduced in 1974 and based on a chemical called glyphosate, has long been controversial.

Spotify Playlists to Help You Focus

Critical Mention

According to Peter Quily, an adult ADHD coach, listening to music boosts dopamine levels, a brain chemical that helps people focus. This concludes that our brains naturally emit these chemicals when we listen to our favorite playlist.

Physicians back sunscreens despite some consumer backlash

PR Daily

CTV News reported : In a statement to CTV News, Banana Boat Sun Care Canada said it takes consumers’ concerns seriously and is fully co-operating with Health Canada, adding that its product cannot cause chemical burns. “We To use sunscreen, or not to use sunscreen?

The Anatomy of an FDA-Approved Tweet

ISEBOX

Shortening chemical terms down to their scientifically accepted abbreviations as necessary. Read Time: 2 minutes. In case you missed it, we recently discussed the FDA Guidance on advertising via platforms like Twitter, Google Ads, and anywhere that characters are limited to make posts short and sweet. But even if you did catch our “Guidance on the Guidance,” you probably noticed the lack of step-by-step instructions.

Trade association in damage control mode after NYT's nail salon articles

PR Daily

The PBA specifically responded to one part of the “Poisoned Workers” piece, which called out the use of certain chemicals in nail polish that were potentially harmful to workers. The New York Times last week published a two-part investigative series on the poor state of nail salons.

Common words that came from the Vikings

PR Daily

litmus —from the Old Norse words “litr” (dye) and “mosi” (moss), used as a chemical test for acidity and alkalinity. Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part II)

Ishmael's Corner

Genius Storytelling from the American Chemical Society : How do you help the masses understand the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives? Very clever on the part of the ACS to explain the science —and specifically the chemical makeup of Sriracha sauce.

Stories: Better than Cuddling?

PRSay

But now it turns out that stories be better than sophisticated legal maneuvers, be the best way to help someone solve a logic problem, and flood our bodies with the same chemical we produce when cuddling with a loved one. Give readers a shot of the love drug, oxytocin.

Crisis Avoidance Strategy: Neighbour of Choice

Melissa Agnes

You may be manufacturing some chemical which, if not contained could wipe out half the countryside, or perhaps you have the word “nuclear” as part of your title. By Garth Rowan, Communications Consultant and member of the Agnes + Day Crisis Intelligence Team.

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Theranos tries to sidestep founder’s fraud charges

PR Daily

A chemistry is performed so that a chemical reaction occurs and generates a signal from the chemical interaction with the sample, which is translated into a result, which is then reviewed by certified laboratory personnel,” Holmes had explained, cryptically to Ken Auletta.

Getting an Edge; Why Your Elevator Speech is Crucial to Job Search

PR Job Coach

Employing your 30-second elevator speech will give you an edge that will increase your chances of connecting emotionally and chemically with a potential boss. Landing an interview, let alone a job has never been tougher as we enter 2013.

Crisis Communications & Social Media When “It” Hits the Fan

PRSay

Meanwhile, near my home, a massive chemical plant explosion killed two and injured 114. It’s time to face the music. To be an expert in crisis communications you have to move your organization at the speed of Twitter when “it” hits the fan. shroomy0021 was riding down the highway when he noticed flames from a natural gas explosion in California. Within minutes he posted a video to the web. In short order, it was followed a barrage of requests from media asking to use the footage.

4 Things Big Pharma Can Do About Medical Marijuana

Cision

By reclassifying marijuana, drug companies will be able to conduct research using the natural plant, deriving targeted drugs from the more than 400 chemical compounds present in a cannabis plant. Twenty-three states plus the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana.

Cooling our jets: anger literacy in communication

The Stalwart Blog

Stress chemicals can actually shut down our cortex, the thinking part of our brain, and activate the limbic system which is all about fight, flight, freeze or faint. You’re being rude.

DuPont, Dow announce merger in jargon-laden press release

PR Daily

Chemical giants Dow and DuPont are about to come even more powerful. The $130 billion merger, which is subject to regulatory approval, would be the largest ever in the chemical industry.

Issue? Crisis? What’s The Difference and Why Is It Important?

Melissa Agnes

If heavy equipment is needed to rescue men from a mine collapse; or if you have to undertake costly medical tests; or if you need to hire a bulldozer to stop leaking chemicals reaching a river; no-one will say “but there’s no provision for that in this year’s budget.” By Tony Jaques.

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McDonald's, Costco join antibiotic-free chicken trend

PR Daily

Over the last several years, the world’s consumers have become more socially conscious, but McDonald’s insisted on serving customers the same chemically fortified food.

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4 crisis lessons from Sean Spicer’s major misstep

PR Daily

During Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Spicer referenced Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust while discussing the use of chemical weapons by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said.

Give corporate communicators a break- failure starts and ends with leadership

Mark My Words

Likewise, hapless White House press secretary Sean Spicer once again inflicted needless damage on his administration by saying the Nazis never used chemical weapons. Cometh the PR crisis, cometh the troll.

Issue? Crisis? What’s The Difference and Why Is It Important?

Melissa Agnes

If heavy equipment is needed to rescue men from a mine collapse; or if you have to undertake costly medical tests; or if you need to hire a bulldozer to stop leaking chemicals reaching a river; no-one will say “but there’s no provision for that in this year’s budget.” By Tony Jaques.

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Solar Panel Maintenance and Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Axia PR

Make sure you have the correct tools and cleaning products – never use metal tools, scouring pads or stiff brushes, and don’t add abrasive chemical cleaners to remove dirt. Investing in solar panels is a.

McDonald’s apologizes after serving cleaning fluid in a latte

PR Daily

I opened up the lid of the coffee and out pours this pungent smell of chemical. When does a local story become a national crisis? Some mistakes are so boneheaded—or inspire enough fear in consumers—that the story will spread far beyond its local origins.

9 dreadful opening line errors that will doom your pitch

PR Daily

I hope you must have gone through the Table of Contents and Sample Report documents for the ‘Global Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Analysis’ report that were shared in the mail below. The press release started with: “Hey – what’s up?”.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

Total Transparency: How a Campaign to Promote a 24/7 Visitation Program in a Chemical Plant in Southeast Brazil Became an Effective and Engaging PR Tool for the Local Community and Government, Unipar Carbocloro and Medialogue Digital.

Theranos: Triumph Of PR Over Science?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

She was the sole female chemical engineering student in her class at Stanford University. The suddenly sober mood of 2016 is extending to Silicon Valley. The tech sector’s experiencing a sense of caution and maybe a renewed commitment to diligence after much recent exuberance.

Communicators rush to combat ‘TidePodChallenge’ phenomenon

PR Daily

ABC News reported : Laundry detergent pods contain numerous chemicals that are potentially harmful if they are swallowed or otherwise ingested. Chief among these concerns is a chemical known as 1,4 Dioxane.

McFlop

Mark My Words

Where other recent stunts have at least capitalised on the real affection many have towards these chemical calorie buns the joining of the two burger giants spectacularly misses the point. The sea turns to blood. The sun scorches the earth. The seven seals open. The Whopper and the Big Mac unite. Such is the vision of cataclysmic world destruction prompted by this cynical invitation to McDonald’s to join forces with Burger King in aid of, erm, world peace day.

Command Attention by Telling Your Company’s Story

Waxing UnLyrical

They work on our brain in a unique way , triggering the release of chemicals that lower our natural defenses and make us more agreeable. Guest Post by Rob Biesenbach. It’s an old story: PR people are often terrible when it comes to our own PR.

Bayer to axe Monsanto brand name

PR Daily

And over decades, that company expanded from the sweetness business into agri-chemicals, where it began to dominate the industry. Monsanto’s name will soon be gone, and Bayer hopes that the move will be a firewall between it and the controversial brand.

Beyond Zika: 3 crisis PR tips

PR Daily

It can be a natural disaster such as a tornado, a hostage-taking in the workplace or a chemical spill fro a laboratory or nearby railroad line,” she says. Zika struck shortly after the world thought it had laid Ebola to rest. Zika still has many countries on alert.

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4 Tips for Tomorrow’s Marketing Champions from Marketo’s 2016 #MKTGnation Summit

Beyond PR

Other team members started in roles varying from chemical engineering to customer service. What does it take to be a champion?

Pepsi pledges to reduce sugar, fats in drinks and snacks

PR Daily

But at the same time, diet beverages have also been falling out of favor as consumers worry about chemicals in their drinks. Folks who may have needed an extra boost to get going Monday morning awoke to news that Pepsi plans to significantly reduce the amount of sugar in its beverages.

Avión Tequila “Health Claim” PR Snafu Part of Bigger Problem

PR Breakfast Club

The pitch offered cocktail recipes and sourced an American Chemical Society study that suggested agave could lower blood sugar, aid in weight loss and boost insulin production. But these kinds of mistakes are only going to become more commonplace as spirits brands fight for customers and reputable organizations, like the American Chemical Society, continue to publish legitimate health studies on alcohol.

Study: Big Companies Lag at Blogging, Social Media

Sword and the Script

The most active category of business in digital media, social or otherwise, tends to be retailers, followed by the regulated industries which the researchers categorize as chemicals, banks, utilities and mining/oil production.

2014's top stories on Facebook vs. Twitter

PR Daily

Twitter’s top stories were a mixture of hard news and entertainment, as people shared articles about LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, Iraq’s chemical weapons, the death of Eric Garner and Shawn Mendes’ hit song.

Brands managers act quickly after BPA shows up in cans

PR Daily

The latest harmful product crisis involves cans, and a recent report revealed that 70 percent of consumers with canned food in their homes are within reach of the toxic chemical Bisphenol A. A brand manager never wants to hear that their product might be harmful to consumers.

Top 3 Things to Resolve Before a Crisis Strikes

Beyond PR

For example, if your business requires employees to use dangerous machinery or chemicals, your risks will differ from those of a business dealing with online sales. Accidents and mistakes are part of being human.

The Martian Lifts Off

Flatiron Communications

I suppose it all started with Tang, that chemically concocted, orange-colored powdered drink made famous in the early sixties by Mercury astronaut John Glenn.

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Husky Energy uses its newsroom to address refinery explosion

PR Daily

Also present in asphalt smoke are microscopic particles of chemicals that stick together as visible smoke. Even old-school crises call for modern tools to execute an effective response.