Pick of the Orchard 10.31.06

Pew: Health Searchers Don’t Check Their Sources (Micro Persuasion) Marketers Demanding Better Count of the Clicks (HipMojo.com) Friedman’s wealth doesn’t invalidate what he writes, but … (Romenesko) NY Post Beats NY Daily News in Circulation, is Subtle About It (Eat the Press) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links — more […]

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Rule No. 1 from the Hollywood Flack Guide Book: Disavow Any Association with Ron Jeremy

Remember lovely Cher Tenbush [right], SMU grad and winner of “Beauty and the Geek II”? Well, she’s trying to make it in Hollywood now and has hired a publicist — and that publicist is already on orange alert. From the NY Post: Tenbush’s flack has fired off a breathless note to newspapers and magazines “respectfully” […]

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Introducing Spin Thicket

When I started Media Orchard back in March 2005, I had no idea what I was doing — or what I was getting myself into. I tried the conventional route of talking about how PR people should pitch to bloggers, whether a given PR campaign was sufficiently “transparent” to appease the blogosphere, blog this, podcast […]

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Pick of the Orchard 10.30.06

Weird Al Gets His Due Thanks to the Long Tail (Micro Persuasion) Name that ad tune (AdJab) Design contest to give Tupperware a hip new image (Breitbart.com) PR blogs and wikis — one search to find them all (PR meets the WWW) For more media, marketing and PR links, check out our new site, Spin […]

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OK, It Doesn’t Have to Be a Logo — It Just Has to Be THIS Size

Let’s call it a bug. Here are a few perfect examples; thanks Eric, Ike and Mike. Here’s also the MO logo in the correct size. OK, now send us yours. NOW!

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Pick of the Orchard 10.28.06

Who Made The Sleaziest Ad? (Couric & Co.) Avon Breast Cancer Awareness (AdverBox) PR Leap It Is (The Article Writer) Funny Commercials (Brainmade Branding) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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PR, Media and Ad Bloggers: Send Us Your Logos — Now

We’ve got a new secret project we’re planning to unveil Monday (fingers crossed), and if you’d like to be part of it (no questions asked), we need you to send us a small file with your blog’s logo (stat). Specs: JPEG or GIF 77 x 27 pixels (width x height) It’ll be worth it. Just […]

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Unfortunate Typo at Our Alma Mater, the Dallas Observer

Thanks to Oilman for pointing this one out. Update: Not a typo after all. We’re dumb. Sorry.

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Some People Are Allergic to Apologies

Partial transcript from the Rush Limbaugh show on Thursday: RUSH: I want to make an apology here. You have number seven from the audio sound bite roster ready to go? All right, let her rip. FOX: The symptoms that I had in the ad that I did, that’s called dyskinesia, and that’s actually from too […]

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Sharesleuth.com Investment Already Paying Off for Cuban

Tampa-based UTEK Corp.’s stock has plunged after a report by Chris Carey at Sharesleuth.com this week. And Sharesleuth benefactor Mark Cuban stands to cash in big time, if he hasn’t already: Disclosure: Mark Cuban … has sold short 75,000 shares of UTEK’s stock at an average price of around $20 a share. If Mark happened […]

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Admit It, New York Jets: You Have Cheerleaders Now

Probably because folks in New York never like to admit they borrowed an idea from folks in Dallas, the New York Jets haven’t fielded their own cheerleading squad for decades. Until now; the squad was quietly unveiled at the Oct. 15 game against Miami. Only the Jets insist the girls aren’t cheerleaders. “They’re flag carriers,” […]

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Pick of the Orchard 10.29.06

Update on Karen Hughes’ Middle East PR Plan (Think Progress) Cadillac Ad Highlights Fall to Mediocrity (Adrants) Lost in the Translation (Shel Israel) BBC Dumbs Down Science, Scientists (Matthew Stibbe) The meaning of life, summarized (Some Cat) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Pick of the Orchard 10.27.06

Could Political Google Bombs Work? (The Bivings Report) Introducing the “Golden Rules of Blog Etiquette” Writeboard (Rohit Bhargava) Nancy Johnson’s attack ad on Chris Murphy — and Murphy’s response Sarah Silverman has a dream (NSFW) (YouTube) Unclear on the Concept; Lessons from Blog Business Summit (Jeremy Pepper) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public […]

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Separated at Birth?

Better go to the weather and get the heck out of there, bub.

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Belated Pick of the Orchard 10.26.06

Craig Lancaster Describes His Oregonian Story (TrueHoop) The Wrong Style for Substance? (Chicago Reader) Girls’ Costume Warehouse (NSFW) (CollegeHumor) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Arianna Huffington and Boing Boing’s Mark Frauenfelder Discuss Balancing Blogging and Family Life

Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing talks with Arianna Huffington about balancing blogging, work and kids on BlogTalkRadio in this audio segment from Arianna’s BTR show. Alan Levy, CEO of BTR, is the host. A blatant plug for BTR in the segment: Mark: “I think BlogTalkRadio’s really cool. We may try to do something with it […]

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Pick of the Orchard 10.25.06

Tesco condemned for selling pole dancing toy (Daily Mail) Deborah Norville all over Aleksey Vayner (DealBreaker) Super Friends meets Office Space (YouTube) Limbaugh: “Bigly, hugely” full of it (CBS News) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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First Rule of Media Training: Answer the Question

Yep — even in politics, there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned “yes” or “no” once in a while. If Patrick Murphy doesn’t understand this, his opponent apparently does.

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Pick of the Orchard 10.24.06

Harrison Ford Keeps Making the Same Movie Over and Over (Axiom Sun) YouTube’s War on Propriety (Gawker) Aleksey Vayner on Rita Cosby (Gawker) Will blogging be good for business journalism? (Talking Biz News) Post It Helps You Avoid Morning Awkwardness (Adrants) Companies that don’t get the Web (Hans Kullin) Technorati tags: Web 2.0, PR, Blogs, […]

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Media Orchard: One of the World’s Top Five Resources for Big-Breasted Women

That is, according to Google. Thank you, Ute. (And thank you, too, Meredith Vieira’s dog.)

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