The FTC's latest settlement should serve as reminder to all marketers that they need to ensure that their spokespersons are disclosing their material connections when endorsing the marketer's products in non-traditional media, such as talk shows, blogs and websites.
Having a good sense of humor probably is an important piece of employment and life success, but joking on a job interview requires a little forethought. Otherwise it could be your last laugh on company time.
Sometimes I've been clumsy in how I've gone about overcoming my insecurities. Somedays I still am. Somedays that inner child, the little insecure girl afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing wants to come out and play.
I believed my "success" meant doing everything myself, lest someone realize the many things I still didn't know. I was constantly worried someone would call me out, and let the world know I was hanging on by a thread, my sanity waving in the balance.
By now there's a pretty good chance you know A.J. so well that it feels like he'd get an invitation to your next family reunion -- all because he did something stupid in front of a camera and consequently became our country's latest instant pop culture fascination.
PR is one very important ingredient in the recipe for success, but just like Rome wasn't built in a day, your brand won't be built in a day (or a month or even a year). It takes time and patience to build a long-lasting brand with loyal customers.
This week marks an important occasion in golf, sports and, quite frankly, the campaign for equality. For the first time, female members of the Augusta National Golf Club will be present at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.
NBC speeds up late-night transition: Jimmy Fallon immediately replaces Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show; Seth Meyers replaces Fallon; Leno replaces Barbara Walters on The View; Walters joins the cast of Duck Dynasty.