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PR Fail: Max Clifford Gives John Galliano the Worst Damage Control Advice Ever (Updated)

PR Fail: Max Clifford Gives John Galliano the Worst Damage Control Advice Ever (Updated)

“I think Galliano needs to justify what he’s done,” Max Clifford, PR and damage-control expert, told WWD. “He needs two or three Jewish friends to come forward and tell the public that he is not remotely anti-Semitic in all the years they have known him. Or he has to say it was meant to be a funny rant, or that he was just trying to annoy to the people sitting next to him.”

What?! As we predicted, a number of statements are so enamored with Galliano’s skill that they separate it from his social failings, but that particular piece of advice from Max Clifford fails on so many levels that we can’t wonder how much Clifford was drinking before he offered it.

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PR Fail: Kenneth Cole’s Careless Cairo Tweet / Egypt Hashtag Hijack

PR Fail: Kenneth Cole's Careless Cairo Tweet / Egypt Hashtag Hijack

Sometimes there’s nothing like a lighthearted joke to escape the seriousness of an unfortunate situation. And sometimes there’s nothing like knowing when it is or isn’t appropriate to attempt one of those jokes – especially in connection with selling stuff.

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Citibank Considers Gay Social Networking Objectionable

Citibank Considers Gay Social Networking Objectionable

Entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, who previously founded the websites Jobster and Social Median, has made millions of dollars from both companies. With such a great business track record, you’d think a bank would be happy to have the account of Goldberg’s latest startup, fabulis. If the bank in question is Citibank, you’d be wrong {TechCrunch}. Fabulis […]

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Imran Amed's Signature9

Imran Amed's Signature9
The Business of Fashion editor introduces us to his signature style items

Diane Pernet's Signature9

Diane Pernet's Signature9
Fashion blogger and film festival creator, Diane Pernet, shares nine of her favorite things

Video interview with Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld

90 Seconds with Carine Roitfeld
In a Signature9 exclusive, we catch up with the Vogue Paris editor-in-chief

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