"Nice bowls, there!": Jack in the Box faces major backlash after releasing "tone-deaf," sexual innuendo-laden ad

"Nice bowls, there!": Jack in the Box faces major backlash after releasing "tone-deaf," sexual innuendo-laden ad

“An advertisement, laden with sexual innuendos, has landed Jack in the Box knee deep in controversy on social media. The commercial, intended to market the chain's new teriyaki bowls, features the brand's fictional CEO, Jack, discussing the new 'bowls' as a pun to refer to a male sexual organ.”

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Exclusive Q&A: Branding Expert Dissects Papa John’s CEO Woes

Exclusive Q&A: Branding Expert Dissects Papa John’s CEO Woes

“Human nature being what it is, sooner or later a certain number of top corporate executives are going to behave badly in one way or another. They will commit fraud and insider trading; express prejudiced beliefs or use racial, ethnic or religious slurs; sexually harass people or condone such behavior in others. And in the current communications landscape, with everyone equipped with a video camera and a social media megaphone, these behaviors are more than likely to become public knowledge. When the inevitable happens, what is a brand to do?”

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Nike Revamps Compensation Policy, Gives Raises To 10%

Nike Revamps Compensation Policy, Gives Raises To 10%

“Four months after a privately circulated survey about workplace behavior and disparity in pay became a widely covered scandal for Nike, the company is overhauling the ways it compensates people and is raising the salaries of about 7,400 of its 74,000 employees.”

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Crisis Experts Debate Future of Papa John’s

Crisis Experts Debate Future of Papa John’s

“Eight months into the rolling catastrophe formerly known as Papa John’s, it appears the franchised pizza giant and PJ himself have not yet reached the bottom of this murky barrel. Three crisis management experts shared their thoughts on mistakes made, along with best practices to follow if your brand ever finds itself in similarly dire straits.”

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Erasing Papa John from his company is like removing dough from a pizza

Erasing Papa John from his company is like removing dough from a pizza

“Papa John’s stumbled out of the gate in responding to founder John Schnatter’s missteps and may have to consider more dramatic remedies, including changing its name or even selling the company outright, experts on crisis management and public relations say.”

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A timeline of Papa John's founder John Schnatter's downfall

A timeline of Papa John's founder John Schnatter's downfall

“John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, is now the former mascot, chief executive and chairman of the pizza chain after a tumultuous year. He has lost his position at the top of the company he built following a sustained series of PR misfires.”

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Papa John’s in a Quandary: How to Rebrand the Company When the Problem Is Papa John

Papa John’s in a Quandary: How to Rebrand the Company When the Problem Is Papa John

“How can Papa John’s move forward when the guy causing the company’s problems is in the commercials and on all the signs, pizza boxes and even the logo?” a piece today by CNN Money asks, noting that John Schnatter — Papa John — resigned as chairman of the company this week after using the N-word on a conference call in May.

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