Facts speak for themselves. Companies can say and spin it any way that will make a buck. Press releases were issued with staunch statements to the public to gain the trust and attain pristine Brands. The public, at large, has little time to sift through these statements. They believe what's fed in snippets based on so-called authoritative sources. Enter the PR marketing machine.
In May of 2000, both Ziff-Davis* and Geek.com* reported by American Express (Ticker: AXP) PR spokesperson, Joanne Fisher, that adult web purchases could not be made on their card products. "There was an unacceptably high level of customer disputes. We worked with the industry, but the challenges remained, and we just decided it was no longer profitable or practical to work with this industry."
In April of 2007, The New York Times* did an expose on Peter Acworth, owner of Kink.com, again weaving the tale tha
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