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DUNCE: PR expert makes worst observation about Trayvon Martin controversy, ever


The New York Times made the uncomfortable editorial decision to run a story today headlined "For Skittles, Death Brings Both Profit and Risk." This is of course a reference to the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was carrying a pack of Skittles candy when he was shot dead in Florida last month.

Here's a sampling featuring a quote from New York-based PR expert Heidi Hovland:

How well Skittles will fare is uncertain, but Ms. Hovland and others believe the impact on the brand will be short-lived. “When cooler heads prevail,” she said, “people will recognize that this was a candy that was in the wrong place at the wrong time."


[Daily Intel, New York Times]

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