Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we analyze PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at Manny Pacquiao’s attempt to horn in on the hype from the Connor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather bout.
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 (who’s pushingOXBOW’s new record THIN BLACK DUKE) and I, Kid Nate with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports.
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You’re WME-IMG. Your UFC acquisition came with a lot of debt last year, so a megafight between the UFC’s Conor McGregor and boxing’s Floyd Mayweather could be your financial salvation. Given Mayweather’s notorious negotiation tactics and fight delays, how seriously should you take boxing promoter Bob Arum’s offer for a Manny Pacquiao fight as a backup option?
You’re Spike Lee. NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick spent last season fighting the power by refusing to stand for the national anthem. Now as a free agent, fans are bamboozled by his future, until you stepped up as an inside man with an Instagram post,“Big Love Shoutout To The Head Coach Pete Carroll For Signing My Brother Colin Kaepernick To The Seattle Seahawks. The Truth Is On Your Side. Much Success For The Coming NFL Season.” Only problem? The Seahawks denied the rumor and you deleted your post. What’s the best way for you to “Do the Right Thing”?
You’re Jay-Z. Your music streaming company Tidal, lost its third CEO in two years. What PR moves do you need to make to keep your company afloat?
What can Tiger Woods learn from MMA in wake of his DUI arrest?
TEACHABLE MOMENT: You’re Former Denver Post sports analyst Terry Frei. Your tweet about Takuma Sato winning the Indy 500, “Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend”, cost you your job. What can we learn from your blowout on the track of life?
KID NATE’S HEEL TURN
EUGENE’S LOST BATTALION
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