Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
When some of the world’s most beautiful supermodels strut down the Victoria’s Secret runway wearing next to nothing, it’s hard to imagine anyone noticing what’s on their heads. Yet it was a model’s head dressing that ensnared the lingerie retailer in a PR firestorm—because it was a Native American-style feather headdress. Model Karlie Kloss donned the unfortunate accessory during the brand’s annual fashion show. In response, the company has apologized
, noting it wouldn’t air the outfit during the event’s televised broadcast Dec. 4 on CBS
Related: Unretouched images of Victoria’s Secret supermodel rereleased
Although it hasn’t apologized, Target might soon be sorry that it ever decided to up the onset of its Black Friday sales event to 9:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The move triggered the retailer’s staff to issue an online petition
using Change.org. It is just one of the more than 40 additional petitions
calling on retailers to allow families to spend Thanksgiving together by opening on Friday. As of Tuesday evening, Target stores’ employee petition had accumulated more than 200,000 signatures.
RELATED: Are Wal-Mart and Target ruining Thanksgiving?
While I feel for the Target personnel, selfishly I’d rather sign a petition to see the brand’s Christmas Champ
return for the season rather this duo
’s underwhelming and less captivating attempt at holiday cheer.
Meanwhile, clothing retailer Gap’s is spreading love of “every shade” with its new, celebrity-seeped winter campaign
that includes Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan, musician Rufus Wainwright and his husband, artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt, rapper Nas and his father, blues musician Olu Dara, as well as the cast of NBC’s “The New Normal.” If you listen carefully, you can practically hear the blood of One Million Moms boiling.
His blood wasn’t quite bubbling, but Steve Young did look bothered during Monday Night Football on ESPN when Rick Reilly—who didn’t realize cameras were rolling—shamelessly insisted on grabbing credit for breaking a story on Twitter
about Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder injury.
The NFL has larger concerns, though. Despite reaching a deal with the referees union
in September after facing a replacement refs crisis that threatened the league’s reputation, Yahoo Sports reports
that football officials are still making embarrassing gaffes.
RELATED: Yahoo Sports ‘sincerely apologizes’ to fantasy football players
What do professional athletes care about bad calls when they’re making their own calls off the field on side business projects. From a fanny pack with speakers to a modern spin on the classic barbershop, BuzzFeed
highlights five of the most random investments here
Other businesses can now use Skype to better reach prospective clientele and partners face-to-face with the help of a new platform rolled out
by the service appropriately dubbed “Skype in the workplace.”
Pepsi-Cola also recently rolled out a new product. The beverage manufacturer and distributor introduced its Japanese market to a fiber-infused variety of its namesake soda that it touts as a “fat-blocking” soft drink
Don’t hold your breath on anything new from Hostess for at least little while. A bakers’ union strike has put the Twinkies maker in jeopardy
, already forcing the shutdown of three plants. However, the union insists the closings aren’t its fault
I’m sure ABC’s Denver affiliate has found the person at fault for shoddily using a photoshopped book cover
of Paul Broadwell’s David Petraeus biography, “All In,” while covering a story on the two’s alleged affair. Instead, the image read, ““All Up In My Snatch.”
RELATED: Patraeus follow crisis PR textbook—but will it help?
Speaking of altered book covers, Mashable
compiled a slideshow
of 10 literary titles that are much more accurate than their original counterparts.
Tumblr also compiled a creative list. The five-year-old social media platform released its first creative “A List” on Tuesday. Business Insider
notes that 12 agencies made the cut
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