Tune in to DMZ 4 Tonight!

Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. Central for DMZ, Episode 4, featuring Paul McEnany of Beyond Madison Avenue and Hee-Haw Marketing; Cam Beck of ChaosScenario; and Paul Herring of ChaosScenario. (Brian Clark is unable to join us this evening.) Because it’s BTR, of course, you can call in live and ask questions — or simply […]

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Reports of My Death Are Mildly Exaggerated

My wife and I went to a Volvo dealership to lease a new car today. We’d decided on the redesigned S-80 to replace my Saab 9-5. After they ran my credit report, the manager came out, introduced himself and shook my hand. Then he asked me to sit down. Oh boy, I thought — not […]

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Michael Coyne’s Excellent Singapore Adventure

If you have any interest in the worlds of corporate, editorial or stock photography, I invite you to subscribe to the Black Star Rising blogzine. It’s fun stuff, and I’m proud to be a part of it. I wanted to call your attention to the first post by a new contributor, the distinguished Black Star […]

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Consumer Reports E-Mails Letter of “Regret” to Subscribers

Since I’m a subscriber, I just received it. Here it is, for you damage-control junkies out there. (Background here.) Dear Scott Baradell, By now, you’ve probably heard the news about my decision to withdraw the infant car seat report featured on ConsumerReports.org and in the February issue of Consumer Reports magazine. I took this action […]

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A Conversation on Social Media Tools

I’ll be participating in a BlogTalkRadio roundtable Monday night hosted by Mike Sansone and Wayne Hurlbert. The topic is “A Conversation on Social Media Tools,” and my fellow panelists will include Kami Huyse, Shawn Collins, Mandie Crawford and Jim Kukral. I encourage you to call in and ask a question. What: A Conversation on Social […]

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An Open Letter to Jimmy Wales: Your Conflict-of-Interest Policy Will Lead to More Corruption, Not Less

Dear Jimmy, I see you’ve found yourself in a dust-up with Microsoft over its refusal to observe Wikipedia’s conflict-of-interest policy. As the AP reports: Microsoft Corp. landed in the Wikipedia doghouse Tuesday after it offered to pay a blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced Web encyclopedia site … Microsoft acknowledged it had approached […]

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Alexa Factiness

We noticed this week that Spin Thicket already has surpassed Media Orchard in the Alexa traffic rankings. Now, of course, we love both our children equally, so we won’t take sides here. But … for those of you who like to put great stock in Alexa, we thought you might be interested to know that […]

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Catch Crayon’s Shel Holtz Tonight on “Media Orchard Live”!

Shel Holtz, vice president of new marketing for crayon and co-host of the For Immediate Release podcast, will be my guest on “Media Orchard Live” this evening at 8 p.m. Central (9 Eastern, 6 Pacific.) For details on the show and to listen, visit my BlogTalkRadio host page. We’re going to dive into “new marketing” […]

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Animal Rights Meets “Naked News”

Courtesy of the reliably titillating PETA (NSFW):

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Seven Tips for Conducting a Radio or Podcast Interview

We’ve posted them at the BlogTalkRadio blog.

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Sasquatch Sighting in Maui!!

Oh nevermind — it’s just Steven Tyler.

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DMZ, Episode 3: Revenge of the Brian

Tune in this Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. Central for “DMZ, Episode 3: Revenge of the Brian,” in which we welcome back prodigal (and profligate) DMZer Brian Clark, who we abused pretty well during our last show. The rest of the DMZ team includes: Paul McEnany of Beyond Madison Avenue and Hee-Haw Marketing; Cam […]

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Five BlogTalkRadio Hacks for PR Practitioners

Happy Friday, everyone. On the BTR blog, I just posted five hacks for PR practitioners who’d like to take advantage of the BlogTalkRadio platform. Check it out.

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Spin Thicket: Now Sortable by News Source

A little bit at a time, we’re going to be adding new features and tweaks to Spin Thicket. The latest is a function that allows you to view all Spin Thicket submissions for a particular news source; so, for example, you can see all the links to Collateral Damage, Strive Notes, PR 2.0 and other […]

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The All-Pharma Cheerleading Squad!

If you’re into the world of pharmaceuticals (and we don’t mean in a Rush Limbaugh kind of way), we encourage you to check out the eDrugSearch Blog, a blog by Cary Byrd, president of eDrugSearch.com, a new Web venture that is currently in the last stages of beta. The Idea Grove began working with Cary […]

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Black Star Rising: A New Blog for Photographers

When three German Jews — Kurt Safranski, Ernest Mayer and Kurt Kornfeld — fled the Nazi terror to New York and founded the Black Star photo agency in 1935, they wanted to do more than make money. They wanted, in Mayer’s words, “to create something worthwhile.” Safranski, Mayer and Kornfeld did more than create something […]

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True.com Expands to Cowgirl Demographic

Check out the latest usage data on True and its dating-service competitors via Susan Mernit’s Blog. It supports the premise — long advanced here — that True’s advertising, while ubiquitous, is ultimately misguided and ineffective.

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True.com Expands to Cowgirl Demographic

Check out the latest usage data on True and its dating-service competitors via Susan Mernit’s Blog. It supports the premise — long advanced here — that True’s advertising, while ubiquitous, is ultimately misguided and ineffective.

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