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How Are Q Scores Calculated?

When celebrities go off the deep end, we’ll hear folks say they’ve “damaged their Q rating.” What does that really mean? What is a Q Score in the first place? Let’s take a look at the mysterious numbers. How are Q Scores calculated? The methodology behind the mysterious ratings is actually fairly straightforward. Marketing Evaluations, Inc. [...]

The Quick 8: Eight Tweets that Ended in Pink Slips

Newsflash: Tweeting stupid things can cost you your job. You probably already knew that, but these eight people didn’t – they spewed forth 140 inappropriate characters or less, and ultimately got fired for it. 1. Just in case you haven’t heard the news the past couple of days, Gilbert Gottfried made some insensitive jokes about the [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Ad Mascots Voiced by Celebrities

With the recent announcement of a new, swanky, “sexualized” Mr. Peanut voiced by a celebrity we all know and love (OK, I love him; I won’t speak for you), I thought it would be a good time to check out a few other celebs who have lent their voices to corporate mascots. 1. Mr. Peanut: [...]

The Most Interesting Conversation You’ve Overheard

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. I’m currently on paternity leave, so this week’s questions come courtesy of our readers. 1. Suz gets us started today: What’s the most interesting conversation you’ve overheard? 2. From [...]