DPK Public Relations: Caught With Its Hand in the Chocolate Jar?

Our friend Kirk Brewer alerted us to a little PR mess in Dallas that appears to have been made messier by a Houston PR firm called DPK Public Relations. From Kirk’s e-mail: A friend of mine (also named Scott) did a 10-part “series” on Plano-based chocolatier Noka, on his food blog, http://www.dallasfood.org. It’s a brilliant […]

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Move Over Yellow Pages, Here Comes Centiare

Every time I see an ad for the AT&T Yellow Pages, the Yellow Book or their various print and online competitors, I tell myself, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Centiare — based on the same MediaWiki platform as Wikipedia — could be it. Centiare also has potential to compete with […]

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Quite Simply the Best Video Smackdown We’ve Ever Witnessed

Pulled from the files of Spin Thicket: Upon viewing this, we’d like to see a remake of “8 Mile” with Donald Trump playing the lead and Rosie O’Donnell as the villain. The climactic “battle” would put Eminem to shame.

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DMZ, Episode 1: The McEnany Menace

We had our first episode of Dallas Marketing Zoo on BlogTalkRadio last night, and it was mucho fun. Check it out!

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You Are Now Entering the DMZ

No, not the demilitarized zone; the “Dallas Marketing Zoo.” Media Orchard has assembled a crack team (i.e., team on crack) of the finest marketing bloggers in the greater Dallas area for a semi-regular live podcast on BlogTalkRadio. The first show will air tonight — Monday, Dec. 18 — at 8 p.m. Central. The DMZ team […]

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Friday Fun: Media Orchard Interviews “Bachelor” Contestant and Mavs Dancer Kindle Martin

Media Orchard has a love-hate relationship with reality TV. We know that shows like “The Bachelor” are intellectual junk-food with no redeeming social value. And yet, we watch them anyway — accepting the fact that they will give our brain a tummy-ache afterwards. Did we just mix metaphors there? Kindle Martin is a lovely former […]

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C’mon, Help a Brother Out

We here in the Orchard had a goal: to have 100 subscribers to Spin Thicket by mid-December. Well, it’s December 15 and we’re not there yet. So what are you waiting for? Subscribe!

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Q&A with Rachel

Here’s an archive of our live podcast with Rachel Sklar. Unlike our marathon 90 minute show with Steve Rubel last time, this one clocks in at an efficient 29 minutes. Enjoy.

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Talk Live with HuffPo Media Blogger Rachel Sklar

Rachel Sklar, the talent behind Huffington Post media blog Eat the Press, will be our guest on Media Orchard Live this Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. Central (6 Eastern, 3 Pacific, for the time-zone challenged). We’ll ask Rachel for her take on the current state of the media blogosphere — the good, the bad, […]

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OK, Marketers, Prove Your Worth: Help Us Come Up With the Perfect T-Shirt Slogan

Over at our sister site Spin Thicket, we’re planning to pull the Google ads and begin selling T-shirts in that space. We’ve built a Cafe Press storefront and are populating it with designs geared toward PR and advertising types. (Our spokesmodel is wearing one of our samples at left.) But … we need your help! […]

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Horror-Flick Starlet: I’m Not a Ho, I Just Play One in the Movies

From DailyIndia.com: Melissa George’s string bikini is smaller than her hand! Actress Melissa George admits it “wasn’t too pleasant” wearing one half the size of a normal Brazilian bikini for new movie Turistas. The former Home And Away beauty admits even locals on the Brazilian set were stunned by the white skimpy string swimwear. “My […]

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Horror-Flick Starlet: I’m Not a Ho, I Just Play One in the Movies

From DailyIndia.com: Melissa George’s string bikini is smaller than her hand! Actress Melissa George admits it “wasn’t too pleasant” wearing one half the size of a normal Brazilian bikini for new movie Turistas. The former Home And Away beauty admits even locals on the Brazilian set were stunned by the white skimpy string swimwear. “My […]

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