Good Wife, Bad Pitch

Good Wife, Bad Pitch

The following note was received (and reported on) by Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood blog: Dear Deadline Hollywood Daily Editorial Team, I know I just emailed you recently about CBS’s Three Rivers – I don’t mean to stalk your inbox – but I didn’t want you to miss out on The Good Wife either! … My […]

Oh THAT Cigar!

Oh THAT Cigar!

Geez Louise. I had thought (and hoped) that this relatively minor, yet most consequential chapter in our nation’s history had closed. I was wrong. Last week, HBO announced it will begin production on a Dennis Quaid/Julianne Moore/Charlie Sheen-starrer called “Special Relationship,” a movie ostensibly about the relationship between British PM Tony Blair and Bill Clinton. […]

Wild Pitch

Wild Pitch

In a recent conversation with a prospective client, I probed her interest in using social media to advance her company’s business goals. She immediately answered that it’s already being done. Her proof: the success they’ve had pitching bloggers for product mentions. I paused, and gently suggested that pitching bloggers actually resides in the realm of […]

What Wolfson Worry?

What Wolfson Worry?

No. I won’t make an issue out of it. After all, how many variations have we seen on this blog’s namesake — Flackette, FlackLife, Canuck Flack, Jack Flack, etc. Maybe political strategist Howard Wolfson (pictured) is getting me back for taking him to task for the mismanagement of the Clinton campaign. Yes, I know he […]

The Perfect Pitch

The Perfect Pitch

Some days I can’t keep track of the notable PR-related stories that flow into my RSS reader. Other days, I struggle to find something redeeeming to write, praying that I don’t sound too echo chamberish. Today’s Times had a little Metro story that I bet few, if any PR bloggers will glom on to. It […]

A Slow News Day

A Slow News Day

Not that I want to get into the habit of calling out ill-conceived PR pitches. (I’ll leave that to the Bad Pitch blog boys.) But common sense sometimes can be so elusive for a healthy segment of the PR profession. Take this PR pitch note sent yesterday to the acerbic, but entertaining folks at Jossip. […]

On the Radar

On the Radar

Jeff Bercovici, the astute media reporter (and blogger) for the reinvented Radar pinged me this morning with his nomination for this week’s “Bad Pitch Blog” entry. It’s US Netcom Corp, which today moved a news release over PR Newswire with the headline: “Could Emergency Phone Notification Have Prevented Virginia Tech Massacre?” It’s reminiscent of the […]