December 12, 2007

FEMA Fake News Conference Dubbed Top PR Blunder of 2007

HomerEvery year, Fineman PR lists the top ten public relations blunders of the year. Finally, FEMA is on the top of a list!

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2007:

1. FEMA Fake News Conference

2. Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting

3. San Francisco’s AsianWeek

4. Ellen DeGeneres and Iggy

5. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Paris Hilton

6. Dog Food Recall and Menu Foods

7. Southwest Airlines and Kyla Ebbert

8. Famed Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow

9. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

10. Rosie O’Donnell and The View

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