Mel Gibson to Remake “Fiddler on the Roof”

Just kidding. When even Michael Jackson’s publicist says you’re in trouble, you’re in trouble.

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An Update on the Strumpette Movie

From my (junk) mailbox, a message from the Strumpette: Scott, As we are finishing the first draft of the screenplay for the movie, thought you’d like to know: the Scott Baradell character is a total [expletive deleted], petty and jealous. He exemplifies the worst of the PR bloggers. FYI. — Amanda Did you hear that? […]

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Mel Gibson to Remake “Fiddler on the Roof”

Just kidding. When even Michael Jackson’s publicist says you’re in trouble, you’re in trouble.

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Newspaper Reporters Are Our Heroes — in the Movies, Anyway

From the Washington Post: With occasional exceptions, newspaper people usually get the hero treatment in movies and TV shows. This is in sharp contrast to TV reporters, who are just as likely to be trashed. TV journalists might be prettier and better paid in real life than their ink-stained brethren and sistren, but on screen […]

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Pick of the Orchard 7.31.06

After fake blog, Coke Zero moves on to YouTube video(Adrants) Rove Blasts Journalists’ Role in Politics(AP) A TV Sidetrack(Mark Cuban) Moguls in My Backyard(Audeamus)Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Pick of the Orchard 7.30.06

Say It Loud, Say It Plowed: How to Communicate Effectively While Utterly Out of Your Mind (Modern Drunkard) Corset shop doesn’t fit a modern mold (Miami Herald) CEOs Should Not Go Into the Blogosphere Alone (Steve Rubel) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Pick of the Orchard 7.29.06

Why the French blog (Neville Hobson) The best reason to blog about the French Hollywood Big Blasts Lohan (Smoking Gun) April Fool’s joke sparks strip poker championship (Reuters) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Sadly, the William Hung Experiment Didn’t Work Out

Apparently, he’s already joined the insurgents in Iraq.

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Strumpette: Two Strikes and You’re Outed

Yeah, we know — we’re writing two Strumpette posts in a row. But we have to call your attention to this piece by Ron May and this one by Mike Driehorst — which go a long way toward outing Brian Connolly as the mastermind (pea-brain?) behind Strumpette once and for all.

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Casting the Strumpette Movie: Guess What — You’re In It!

Strumpette informed us on Wednesday that “my agent is working on a movie deal, and I am going to be profiled in the NYT.” Forget the New York Times; they already got scooped on the big Strumpette story by the Washington Post. And no one reads those liberal rags anyway, right Dee? But the movie […]

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Loose Links Sink Blogs?

Great article from the Poynter site. Excerpt: On the Ethics of Linking: The Indianapolis Story It began with the death of Mpozi Tolbert, a 34 year-old photographer who collapsed and died in the newsroom of The Indianapolis Star on July 3. Three weeks later, debate over the circumstances of his death has raised two sets […]

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Why Most Journalists Dislike Fox News: It’s Not the Reason You Think

According to Dee Rambeau, July is Media Orchard’s “Pick on Fox News” month — so since July is almost over, I thought I’d better get in one last lick. This may be hard for people who have never been journalists to understand, but I do not dislike Fox News because my politics are left of […]

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“I’m Really Disappointed That This Is Going to Occur on Sunday When People Should Be in Church”

Sigh — another strip club publicity stunt. We get so tired of reporting on these. Strippers plan trip down New Braunfels river NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — In the midst of attempts to crack down on raunchy and rowdy behavior during traditional summertime tubing river trips through this city, a San Antonio topless club is planning […]

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Pick of the Orchard 7.28.06

We’re feeling a little sentimental tonight, so we’re gonna give it up for our former guest host and No. 1 commenter (in terms of volume, certainly not quality) — Bill Green. The virus is spreading(Make the Logo Bigger)Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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New Idea Grove Offering: “Brand in 60 Seconds”

When we started the Idea Grove last year, our goal was to evolve from mostly project work to exclusively retainer-based relationships. We completed that transition a few months ago and have been working our butts off ever since. The one downside of doing only retainer work is that you can’t network with as many companies. […]

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Media Orchard Interviews Beer Goggle Theater’s Andy Sidaris

Andy Sidaris is our kind of guy. The 73-year-old film director, an SMU alumnus who has shot many of his movies in Dallas, is no Martin Scorsese — but he sure seems to know how to have a good time. Not familiar with Andy’s films? Watch this scene from Hard Ticket to Hawaii — it’ll […]

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What GoDaddy Recommends When You Accidentally Check for the Availability of Ho.com

We promise this is a true story. We were trying to reserve a domain name on GoDaddy today and accidentally hit “submit” before we had finished typing in the name. We had only punched in the first two letters: “h” and “o.” We were quickly informed by GoDaddy that ho.com, ho.net, ho.us and all other […]

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17 Tips for Those Just Starting Out in Business

Our friend Joy, who’s been in the PR biz for many moons now, e-mailed us that an intern at her company had asked her for advice as she starts out in the business world. Joy replied to the intern with the following list: 1. Be honest and ethical. You’ll be able to look yourself in […]

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