New BIC Pen ‘For Her’ Gets Scathing Reviews

Pen manufacturer Bic has recently introduced a new range of pens especially for women. The ‘Bic Cristal for Her’ is a ball point pen available in pastel colours, and is slimmer than usual in order to fit a woman’s hand. One retailer describes the pens as follows: Cristal For Her ballpoint pens are reserved for women and feature a diamond-engraved More...

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By Noelle Ellis On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Kenneth Cole Tweets About Syria, Faces Backlash For Being ‘Insensitive’

US fashion designer Kenneth Cole has posted a controversial tweet referencing Syria on his personal Twitter account, drawing in widespread criticism for being insensitive. The tweet, posted Thursday afternoon, makes More...

By Noelle Ellis On Monday, May 6th, 2013
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Lego Under Fire For Sexist Stickers

A controversial sticker in a Lego licensed sticker set has caused the brand to come under fire recently. Journalist Josh Stearns posted an image of the sticker on his Tumblr, saying he was ‘stunned’. The sticker More...

By Noelle Ellis On Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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Abu Dhabi Group Clarifies Statement About World’s Tallest Building

Last week, every newspaper in the country announced some version of this news: Former chairman and present consultant of Bahria Town, Malik Riaz Hussain has signed an agreement with His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin More...

By Noelle Ellis On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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Web Designer Hijacks Fitness SF Website After Not Getting Paid

The website for San Francisco’s popular gym, Fitness SF, was highjacked last Friday by a web designer seeking revenge. Website designer Frank Jonen, who was hired by the company last year, hijacked the Fitness More...

By Noelle Ellis On Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Subway’s ‘Footlong’ Falls Short Of A Foot

Here’s the picture that started it all: Matt Corby Subway 11 inch footlong Photo: Matt Corby via Facebook Teenager Matt Corby posted the photo to Subway Australia’s Facebook page earlier this month, with the More...

By Noelle Ellis On Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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Branding Scandals: Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods

In the cutthroat world of competitive advertising and brand endorsement, companies fall over themselves to sponsor celebrities to endorse their products and become their brand ambassadors. The saying ‘What’s More...

By Noelle Ellis On Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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KitchenAid Apologizes For Rude Tweet About Obama’s Grandmother

Whirpool’s home appliance brand KitchenAid is apologizing profusely for an offensive tweet sent from the company’s Twitter account on Wednesday, during the US presedential debate. Shortly after President Barack More...

By Noelle Ellis On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Women Removed From IKEA’s Saudi Catalog

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA removed images of women from its catalog in Saudi Arabia, prompting an apology from the IKEA Group as well as criticism from the trade minister. On Monday, Swedish newspaper Metro More...

By Noelle Ellis On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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PR Fail: PML-N, PTI And SKMH

The recent round of political battle between PML-N and PTI ignited a controversy with questions regarding the mismanagement of funds by the Board of Trustees of Shuakat Khanum Memorial Hospital raised by Mr. Khawaja More...