How a PR Executive Put Her Foot in Her Mouth and Got Booted Thanks To Her Racist Tweet

By Dan Lavie / December 23, 2013

Justine Sacco worked as the communications director at IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NASDAQ:IACI). IAC runs popular websites such as www.ask.com, www.about.com, www.match.com, www.dictionary.com, investopedia.com, www.dictionary.com, www.vimeo.com and the Tinder app. A graduate from Tulane University with a BA in Philosophy, she started her career in 2005 at Dan Klores Communications, followed by working for about a year at The Morris + King Company before moving on to World Wrestling Entertainment. Since 2011, she was working for IAC as a (Senior) Director Corporate Communications…

SEC Accepts Social Media for Disclosing Material Information

By Dan Lavie / April 16, 2013

The SEC has officially announced that posting corporate information on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are equal to releasing information via a news release and on the corporate website. In general, the SEC stipulates that companies must make material information available to all investors simultaneously via SEC filing or press release. The SEC made the move following an investigation into the Facebook posting of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. He bragged that his company’s monthly viewing had exceeded…

Is Pinterest Good for Companies, Firms and Freelancers?

By Dan Lavie / February 26, 2012

Pinterest has been hailed as the latest must-have social network for companies, firms and freelancers. Mashable, the Huffington Post and TechCrunch all predicted a bright future for Pinterest. According to comScore, Pinterest hit 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, crossing the 10 million mark faster than any other social media site before. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard, not unlike pinning stuff (photos, recipes, business cards and the like) in your cubicle at work or on your fridge at home. Pinterest…

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