Topic: PR

J.C. Penney Responds Swiftly To Criticism Of ‘I’m Too Pretty For Homework’ Shirt

J.C. Penney Responds Swiftly To Criticism Of 'I'm Too Pretty For Homework' Shirt

As Jennifer noted earlier today, J.C. Penney’s “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me” shirt is creepy and offensive on multiple levels. A lot of bloggers have rightfully sassed the “sassy” shirt right back, and to their credit, J.C. Penney’s PR department has responded swiftly, sending out a mea culpa to all who contacted them about it. More »

Did You Get the Memo? Blog Chronicles Matching Coworker Outfits

Did You Get the Memo? Blog Chronicles Matching Coworker Outfits

It’s happened more times than I can remember: you walk into the office in your cute new purple blouse only to see that five of your coworkers inexplicably also decided to wear purple that day. Just like women who work together sometimes end up with synced menstrual cycles, some of them also end up dressing alike without any planning or coordination. The Morris + King Company, a public relations firm in New York City, noticed lots of coworker dress-alike incidents. That inspired two of their employees, account supervisors Katie Smith-Adair and Jen , to start a blog called Did You Get the Memo? On the blog, they post pictures of coworkers with similar outfits, from plaid shirts to striped ties. We spoke to Jen and Katie about how their work project became a full-on obsession. More »