Welcome to If I Did It the show where we solve PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we talk about the return of Georges St. Pierre and much much more.
Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson and myself with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports.
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You’re WME-IMG. Rumors abound that former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is targeting championships in three different weight divisions for his final fights. Should you invest GSP’s quest for gold or must you put this CAA jabroni in the Ari clutch, break his back, and make him humble?
You’re UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. Snoop Dogg posted footage of you knocking out opponents while hyping up your skills as a movie star and champion. He ended with your knockdown of Wonderboy, clowned him, and asked, “And they called that a draw?!?” How do you maximize Snoop for your PR betterment?
You’re NCAA dad Lavar Ball. You enjoyed fame on the back of your superstar UCLA Basketball phenomenon freshman son Lonzo Ball. With his team no longer competing in March Madness, how do you maintain your relevance, live and in public, if you will, as the Bull of the Woods?
You’re the ex-husband of Rachel Dolezal. In her memoir “In Full Color”, your ex, who was a white woman passing for a black woman, claims you couldn’t handle her blackness. And during your marriage, you wanted a white woman who acted like a white woman. Is it time for your own memoir, tweet, or continued silence?
You’re Dave Chappelle. You enjoyed a big payday for dusting off some old recordings for new Netflix specials. So how do you handle the bad PR from LGBT fans taking issue with jokes they consider to be outdated,tone deaf, and hurtful?
You’re conservative host Tomi Lahren. The Blaze banned you, for life, because of your pro-choice proclamations on The View. What’s your best PR move to become a Megyn instead of a Milo?
You’re United Airlines. You allegedly banned teenage girls traveling with special employee and dependent passes from your flights for wearing leggings and, by doing so, violating your dress code. A social media furor erupted. How do you make amends?
TEACHABLE MOMENT. You’re President Donald Trump. You won the presidency with the premise that your mastery over the art of the deal would make America great again. Yet you failed to lead your party to repeal and replace Obamacare. What can we learn from your failure to conquer the swamp after threatening to drain it?
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