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How To Handle Haters…..

The other day, I received a “wonderful” email from someone that needed to respond to my last post -regarding Superwoman. In the email, the author found it necessary to remind me of grammatical errors, misspellings and various other violations she/he found in my writing. With all my inadequacies the writer declared, that I could NOT possibly “BE SUPERWOMAN.”

I had to remind myself that declaring myself SUPERWOMAN was not point of the post. The point was to offer support to my fellow “sister friends.” At that moment, I glanced over at another email (I keep this one posted in my home office) that a FRIEND sent to me some time ago:

A hater is someone that is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so that they can look tall.

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters…That’s why you have to be careful who you share your blessings and your dreams with because some folk can’t handle seeing you blessed….

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

So, like the final words of my “posted” email reminded, You can handle haters by:
1. Knowing who you are and who your TRUE friends are
2. Having a purpose
3. Remembering that what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation

Enjoy, take care, and remember that when living dreams, there are always going to be – HATERZ EVERYWHERE YOU GO

Stay strong and on task!!!!

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Rapper 50 Cent vs Taco Bell: PR Gone Bad?

Rapper 50 Cent

Rapper 50 Cent

Oftentimes, a Public Relations Firm or Publicist is hired by a firm to make sure the right message gets out there – and of course to get some free publicity.

There are many that practice PR – merely thinking that a press release is enough. I am here to say that -when a PR campaign is not fully explored – and the hope for short term supersedes the long term brand value, there could be problems – maybe even lawsuits.

Take for example the recent case – between Rapper 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson and Yum Brands’ (Taco Bell). For those that might not know, they are currently involved in a lawsuit –

Here’s what happened:
Taco Bell puts out a press release (open letter) over the wires and in it, they request 50 cent to drive to one of their chains, rap his order and then change his name to 79, 89 or 99 Cent, just for the day. In turn, the Yum Brands chain would donate $10,000 to the charity of his choice. –

“Fiddy” then claims he had not been consulted by the marketer and so files a lawsuit.

As the drama continues, Mr. Jackson’s Lawyer, Peter Raymond of Reed Smith, explains that his client gets good money for endorsements and when he decides to support something, he likes to control it pretty closely. The basis for the lawsuit was that the Press Release made it appear that Taco Bell had consent for a co-promotion as well as trademark infringement.

So, is this case for the dawgs? Aye, CHIHUAHUA, we’ll find out soon enough….

Taco Bell vs 50 Cent

Taco Bell vs 50 Cent

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For more on my take on this case, visit here

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