Flack Flap

Flack Flap

Apparently the name of this blog caused a little kerfuffle among a few members of the PR Counselor’s Academy. In a string of comments, one Beltway-based “counselor” took umbrage with the idea that PRSA would have the audacity to invite a PR pro who pens a blog with this particular name to moderate a PRSA […]

Non-Kosher PR

Posted by on Jul 11, 2008 in astroturfing, Gawker, IABC, PR | No Comments
Non-Kosher PR

Following PR Newser’s befuddling profile of the proprietor of the self-proclaimed “fastest-growing” PR firm in America, why is this blogger not surprised by today’s Gawker item titled “Scheme To Blame Intern For PR Fraud Unravels.” In it, the snarky blog outs the firm for its scheme, on behalf of its newest client, to introduce a […]

Gawker Reporter-in-Training

Gawker Reporter-in-Training

In his post today, PR Newser’s Joe Ciarallo called out the PR blogosphere in an attempt to draw it into the imbroglio between Gawker and Edelman over something the snark blog’s newest reporter (direct from PR Week) Hamilton Nolan (pictured), posted this week. The offending post was precipitated by an unnamed marketing executive, and regurgitated […]

Get it Together, Baby!

Get it Together, Baby!

My blogging buddy Robb Hecht invited me to join (yet another) burgeoning online community (created via Ning). This one is called Brandhackers, which describes itself as: “…a user-generated branding media 2.0 group. we’re brandhackers – discussing amongst our community how consumers are gaining more and more inclusion in the corporate branding process via social media […]

Alumni Network

Alumni Network

PR Newser reported yesterday that Hamilton Nolan has ankled our industry’s leading weekly trade publication for the edgier pastures of Gawker.com. Good for him. In fact, as I thought about it, PR Week has a string of alumni who’ve springboarded to other notable editorial callings. Ad Age’s Matt Creamer, who profiled Richard Edelman this week […]

Birthday Bashed

Birthday Bashed

As our industry redefines itself to capitalize on two seminal changes/disruptions affecting all — the mass migration to digital media consumption and the mass empowerment of consumers as media producers — a great many people still equate pubic relations with event management and party planning. The portrayal of PR in popular culture serves to feed […]

Fibbingest

Fibbingest

Is fibbingest the antithesis of truthiness? ValleyWag ME Owen Thomas reports today that Business 2.0, on the brink of extinction (or execution, depending on how snarky you wish to be), may be revived…if only to attract an outside buyer. While working on his item, he sought comment from one of Time Inc’s PR reps, but […]