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Playboy Takes Next Step in Major Brand Re-Alignment with Transformative Changes to Its Flagship Magazine
Playboy Enterprises Inc. announced on Oct. 13 that, following last summer’s highly successful relaunch of Playboy.com as a safe-for-work site, it is taking the next step in its brand evolution by making transformative changes to its flagship property, Playboy magazine. Playboy’s editorial team is in the midst of a top-to-bottom redesign that will be unveiled with the magazine’s March 2016 issue. The reimagined Playboy magazine will include a completely modern editorial and design approach, and, for the first time in its history, will no longer feature nudity in its pages. Playboy will continue to publish sexy, seductive pictorials of the world’s most beautiful women, including its iconic Playmates, all shot by some of today’s most renowned photographers. The magazine will also remain committed to its award-winning mix of long-form journalism, interviews and fiction. See the full release to learn more about the changes at Playboy.
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CareerBuilder’s Annual Study Reveals This Year’s Most Absurd Excuses for Calling in Sick
Whether it’s to finish binge-watching their latest Netflix obsession, take care of personal errands or simply needing a day off, many workers aren’t above taking a sick day despite having a clean bill of health. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 38% of employees have called in to work sick when they’re feeling well in the past year, up from 28% last year. But some employees take their excuses to the next level: From claiming their grandmother poisoned them, to saying they have to spend the day dumpster diving, employers named the most absurd excuses employees have given for calling in sick. See the full release to learn what other excuses made the list.
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New Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF PSAs Feature Charlie Brown and The Peanuts Movie Cast Urging Kids to Make a Difference This Halloween
“Want to be part of something totally awesome?” That’s Charlie Brown’s question to American kids in a new public service announcement (PSA), as he encourages them to take part in the 65th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF– the original Kids Helping Kids campaign. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang – stars of 20th Century Fox’s The Peanuts Movie – in theaters Nov. 6 – are featured in new print, online and broadcast public service announcements to inspire kids to go door-to-door with special edition Peanuts-themed orange boxes to collect funds in support of UNICEF’s lifesaving work around the world. See the full release to learn more about the PSA.
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Experian Notifies Consumers in the U.S. Who May Have Been Affected by Unauthorized Acquisition of a Client’s Data
Experian North America announced on Oct. 1 that one of its business units, notably not its consumer credit bureau, experienced an unauthorized acquisition of information from a server that contained data on behalf of one of its clients, T-Mobile, USA Inc. The data included some personally identifiable information for approximately 15 million consumers in the U.S., including those who applied for T-Mobile USA postpaid services or device financing from Sept. 1, 2013 through Sept. 16, 2015, based on Experian’s investigation to date. This incident did not impact Experian’s consumer credit database. Upon discovery of the incident, Experian took immediate action, including securing the server, initiating a comprehensive investigation, and notifying U.S. and international law enforcement. See the full release to learn more about the incident.
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Get More for Four: Wendy’s 4 for $4 Meal Is the Real Deal
Starting Oct. 12, Wendy’s is changing the game when it comes to lunch. With the introduction of Wendy’s new 4 for $4 Meal featuring a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink, customers can now get a quality meal at an affordable price. “At Wendy’s, we believe that everyone deserves a delicious lunch no matter how much they have to spend,” said Kurt Kane, Wendy’s chief concept and marketing officer. “That’s why we created the 4 for $4 Meal, the best lunch for under $5 anywhere in America.” See the full release to learn more about the offer.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.