How Burning Man makes Controversy work for them

As a current public relations student and aspiring professional, I have been taught to stray away from controversy and promote neutral or positive messages. However, in the case of Burning Man, they are proving how sometimes controversy is not necessarily a bad thing. Burning Man is not your usual festival. It is a week-long annual … More How Burning Man makes Controversy work for them

The PR in OVO Fest

  Drake has the biggest bash every year with several of his friends. People all around Ontario save up whatever they can and try to attend the party of the summer. This annual event goes by OVO Fest, named after his record label. Most celebrities just have tours around the world. But not Drake. Drake … More The PR in OVO Fest

How Public Relations played a role in building Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival

  What is the Bonnaroo festival?   Before I start explaining to you how Public Relations played a role in building Bonnaroo festival, I’ll explain to you what it is and where is. The Bonnaroo festival is an annual music and arts festival held in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. The  festival had its first opening in 2002, it … More How Public Relations played a role in building Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival

Promoting A Successful Music Festival

With so many new up and coming music festivals popping up just about everywhere, it is more important than ever to successfully promote the events to optimize attendance and excitement. Music festivals are as trendy as ever, and many entertainment companies are clueing into that fact, resulting in more and more being developed every year, … More Promoting A Successful Music Festival

Human Rights vs. Animal Rights: 3 Controversial Festivals

Festivals are meant to increase happiness and a sense of community, but changing times means many festivals are no longer meeting this ideal; Whether for sport or commemoration, many celebrations negatively impact the lives or well-being of animals. Read on for three of today’s most controversial festivals. 1.) China: The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, … More Human Rights vs. Animal Rights: 3 Controversial Festivals

4 Ways Glastonbury Festival succeeded at using CSR

With fond memories of music festivals: the electric atmosphere, the authenticity of the artists, and the need to celebrate individuality, I write in celebration of music. The festival industry has become a large and unstoppable part in people’s lives, and this was even more reinforced in the past few years due to their usage of Corporate … More 4 Ways Glastonbury Festival succeeded at using CSR

5 Ways Music Festival Organizers are Confronting the Drug Crisis

Since the iconic Woodstock festival of 1969, music festivals and drug use seemingly  go hand in hand. As the incidence of drug-related tragedies at festivals continues to rise, festival organizers and jurisdictions around the world scramble to come up with a viable solution. When it comes to controlled substances, it’s hard to know if you’re … More 5 Ways Music Festival Organizers are Confronting the Drug Crisis