Karen Hughes Cites Accomplishments in PR Campaign for U.S.

We think the chart must have been upside down or something. [Story.]

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Pick of the Thicket 10.31.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Instead of playing house, Kim Kardashian’s 9-year-old and 11-year-old sisters play Girls Gone Wild (Allie Is Wired) Hitmoms are out to whack the Burger King dude (Make the Logo Bigger) There’s no altruism in Green PR (The Buzz Bin) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing […]

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Damn You, Meme

“Do you respect Media Snackers? Tell me why” is a post that many of my blogger friends are talking about today, and Susan Getgood and Kevin Dugan asked me for my two cents. So here it is. Media Snackers are defined as Web-gen folks who like to get their news, information and entertainment in bits […]

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Zogby Poll: Most Americans Believe Bush Will Strike Iran

And they favor it, too. Say what you will about the White House. It may not be good at a lot of things — but its performance on the war drums is hypnotizing. [Story.]

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Pick of the Thicket 10.30.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Best Buy sucks (The Consumerist) Bikini girl lays out plans for taking over television (Break.com) How do you know when Marilyn Manson is dressed up for Halloween? (X17 Online) Alert Dateline: Tom of MySpace has been lying about his age (TechCrunch) Check out Spin Thicket for more […]

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Five Sexy Halloween Costumes — and the Stereotypes They Perpetuate

Recently, as we were flipping through Playboy for the articles, we happened upon a reader survey that asked which of five fantasy-inducing women’s professions was the sexiest. The results: 1. Cheerleader (42 percent)2. Nurse (20)3. French maid (15)4. Stewardess (12)5. Woman cop (10) It occurred to us that this sexual stereotyping — perpetuated by scantily […]

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Five Sexy Halloween Costumes — and the Stereotypes They Perpetuate

Recently, as we were flipping through Playboy for the articles, we happened upon a reader survey that asked which of five fantasy-inducing women’s professions was the sexiest. The results: 1. Cheerleader (42 percent)2. Nurse (20)3. French maid (15)4. Stewardess (12)5. Woman cop (10) It occurred to us that this sexual stereotyping — perpetuated by scantily […]

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Pick of the Thicket 10.29.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! What if Jason Voorhees were gay? (Gay Friday) Gen. Petraeus’ PR guy blows up at lefty blogger (Salon) Writers Bloc Comix: Advocating a Hollywood union’s case through comics (For What It’s Worth) Little did you know that MC Hammer was Irish (Break.com) Blog for Hope update (Copywrite, […]

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Movies to Watch When You’re Pregnant

That’s the theme of my latest Movie Smackdown for screenwriter Bryce Zabel. Check it out.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I had a fun time yesterday chatting with my friend Neil Foote’s online journalism class at the University of North Texas. Students, don’t hesitate to drop me an e-mail to follow up on any of the things we discussed, or any questions you might not have had time to ask. Now, for folks in Dallas, […]

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8 Ways to Make Money Online with a Digital Camera and Your Girlfriend

Actually, if you don’t mind, let’s try something else. See, we generally will not click on a list-based blog post anymore, so if you didn’t click on this one for that reason, we don’t blame you. (If you did click on this because of the list, bear with us for a moment.) Lists are about […]

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Pick of the Thicket 10.26.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Dos and don’ts of online reputation management (infOpinions?) Why Ragan Communications inspires both admiration and loathing (Copywrite, Ink.) PR pros don’t have ethics? (Strive Notes) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati tags: Branding Strategy, PR, […]

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Dressing Sexy Is Sexiest When It’s Banned

Will parents ever learn? Not in Dallas, apparently. And it’s “sluttishly,” isn’t it?

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Media Orchard Micro-Celebrity Interview: Mike Orren

You know, deep deep down in our bodies, we at Media Orchard long to be one of those tough, take-no-prisoners journalists who gets to sit down with Denzel Washington or Angelina Jolie to conduct hard-hitting interviews that result in balanced and in no way ass-kissing profiles. As fate would have it, we’re stuck writing this […]

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Pick of the Thicket 10.25.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Media myths about the Jena Six (Christian Science Monitor) Web 2.0 is a great opportunity for bullshitrs (Common Sense PR) Grow a mustache … help a kid (Only in Houston) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… […]

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Blackwater Softens Logo — and You Read It Here First

Damn, we’re good. Here’s this week’s New York Times story. And here’s our exclusive report from Oct. 5.

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Halle Berry Nose Jews

Media Orchard has exclusively obtained the full portfolio of photos that Halle Berry planned to share with Jay Leno on an Oct. 19 taping of the Tonight Show. After speaking with some of the Jewish people who work for them, the pair decided to cut the routine short. [Watch the edited video here.]

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