Alyssa Milano

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

With light shining on the dark crevices where sexual assault and harassment stories are covered up, many women — as well as some men — are revealing that they’ve survived peril with the #metoo hashtag. And if brands don’t have anything good to say about this, then they shouldn’t say anything at all, says a crisis communications firm.

Axl Rose wanting Google to wipe out the 2010 memories of weight gain that became a fat-shaming Internet meme bring up a few interesting questions for marketers relating to free speech.

Blue hair. Chucks. Jellies. “One-size-fits-most” shirts. Everywhere I go lately, I can’t escape the ’90s. As Hootsuite and BuzzFeed listicles show, nostalgia sells. And marketers know it’s not just Gen Xers buying it.

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