Alexa Says Media Orchard Sucks. Media Orchard Says Alexa Sucks.

As we’ve always maintained, Web ranking systems are more a matter of faith than reason. Here’s the latest: 1. Media Orchard’s Google PageRank, after a year at 5, finally moved up to 6. Then it went back to PageRank 5 a couple of hours later. Error? Omen? Who knows? 2. Our Technorati rank, after peaking […]

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Media Orchard Announces Orchardette Winner

It’s Regina. She has a brief acceptance speech.

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Pick of the Orchard 9.30.06

Better publicity through lawsuits (David Parmet) Tabloid Fantasy League Attorney thinks outside the box (AP) The Crispin effect: trickle-down, or copycat? (Bill Green) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Media Orchard to Share Expertise in Blogging About Tiffani Thiessen. Cost: $150

Oh, we guess we’ll try to come up with something useful… From the inbox: PRSA TeleseminarHow Social Media are Changing Public RelationsOctober 18, 2006 3:00 p.m. ETDuration: 60 Minutes Blogs, podcasts, RSS, wikis and social networking sites – you read about them in the summer issue of PRSA’s The Strategist. As you already know, the […]

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Media Orchard Looks Like a Cross Between Jason Alexander and Neil Sedaka

…with a little Helen Hunt thrown in. MyHeritage.com, you’ve lost a potential customer for life.

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Pick of the Orchard 9.29.06

Trent Lott: “Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me.” (CNN.com) Best political attack ad we’ve seen since Willie Horton (YouTube) Crack is better than PCP (YouTube) Kill Whitey (directionzero) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Everybody Has a Right to Be Depressed

Terrell Owens, the flamboyant, highly paid Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, may or may not have tried to commit suicide after experiencing depression this week. Clay Aiken, the flamboyant, highly paid “American Idol” runner-up, admitted he’s on medication as a result of depression this week. In both cases, members of the media have felt compelled to […]

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Pick of the Orchard 9.28.06

25 Million Reasons PR Has a Bad Name (Teaching PR) Promo video for one of our clients (YouTube) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Candidate Eva Makes Her Speech

She’s topmost in our sidebar; just push play. Like many pageant contestants, Eva’s very into her religion. We hope she doesn’t put anyone off. If you haven’t heard the speeches of fellow Orchardettes Regina and Rose yet, they’re willing to repeat them for you. Regina has impressed our readers with her sense of humor, while […]

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Fox Anchor Determined to Get the Last Word

CNN is closing the ratings gap with Fox News, both on a year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter basis, per Brian. Meanwhile, Fox anchors continue to haggle with their guests over who gets the last spin in…

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Snooty, Condescending Media Guy vs. Interrupting, Obnoxious Media Guy: Who Wins?

Tough one. Details. Watch here (be warned, F-bomb dropped): Yawn. We think we’d rather watch the Screech sex tape.

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Pick of the Orchard 9.27.06

More Weird Al Fun: Weasel Stomping Day (YouTube) Fox News throws party in view of CNN (UPI) Bill O’Reilly: “Nobody Wants Me” (Newsweek) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Pick of the Orchard 9.26.06

Do newspapers have a future? (Time.com) Big Brother shouting back (Fight For Our Freedom) First cancelled show of the season (AM 1220) D Magazine editor recommends further cuts for the Dallas Morning News (Romenesko) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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CNN Partners With The Onion

Yep — insert your own punchline. From CNN.com‘s intro to an Onion piece on a “massive spillage of Tag Body Spray”: Editor’s note: This may look like a real news story, but it’s NOT. It is from the The Onion, a humor publication that calls itself “America’s finest news source.” CNN may beg to differ, […]

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Melissa Theuriau Named Sexiest News Anchor by Maxim

Yesssssssssss! Or should we say, Ouiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! See a slide show of Maxim’s whole Top 10 here. Side note: How Betty Nguyen missed the list, we have no idea. (Image from these NSFW pervs.)

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Pick of the Orchard 9.25.06

Best reason to buy a Mercury, 2006 (2dorks.com) Best reason to buy a Mercury, 1975 (YouTube) Best reason to buy a Honda Accord (YouTube via Fark) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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True: The Official Dating Service for Photoshopped Strippers

Top-heavily Photoshopped strippers, to be specific.

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Looking for Foursome Pics? Try Getty Images

Don’t ask us how we stumbled across this, but we did — on the site of stock photography king Getty Images. (No, we didn’t exactly pay for it; since we’re providing biting social commentary about the kind of images to be found on Getty, our attorney O.R. Chard tells us it clearly qualifies as fair […]

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Looking for Foursome Pics? Try Getty Images

Don’t ask us how we stumbled across this, but we did — on the site of stock photography king Getty Images. (No, we didn’t exactly pay for it; since we’re providing biting social commentary about the kind of images to be found on Getty, our attorney O.R. Chard tells us it clearly qualifies as fair […]

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