Pick of the Thicket 11.30.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! An entire blog devoted to hot Latin weathergirls(Las Diosas del Clima) More proof that America loves an idiot: Glenn Beck tops NYT bestseller list(TVNewser) A DUI arrest video that’s fun to watch for everyone but St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa(Breitbart TV) Johnny Rotten: corporate whore (Best […]

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Bad Names for Teddy Bears

A Sudanese judge has sentenced British teacher Gillian Gibbons to 15 days behind bars, followed by deportation, for inciting religious hatred. Her crime? She allowed her students to name a teddy bear after the prophet Mohammed. Thank God we don’t live there.

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Pick of the Thicket 11.29.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Ashley Banfield makes a comeback (MediaBistro) News-frickin’-flash: Blogs are important (FrontBurner) Snoop Dogg creates the video to end all music videos (Best Week Ever) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati tags: Branding Strategy, PR, Blogs, […]

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Lindsay Lohan Pics: Better Than the Real Thing?

A while back, Linday Lohan starred in a romantic comedy called Just My Luck. For the film’s poster, rather than create a new image, the promotions department simply used an existing paparazzi pic of Lindsay. It turned out to be the most interesting thing about the movie. Which got us to wondering: Considering the current […]

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Pick of the Thicket 11.28.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Marketing manager for National Retail Federation poses as online shopper in Fox Business TV report (Silicon Alley Insider) How to avoid sending infuriating PR drivel to editors (PRSA) Illegal immigrants don’t just mow lawns anymore (NewsBusters) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. […]

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Pick of the Thicket 11.27.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Szul.com: fake orgasms r us (Adfreak) Celeb mags going up in price; Baradell’s wife about to make him broke (Advertising Age) Anonymity is for sissies (Copywrite, Ink.) Walk the talk: stop spinning (Buzz Bin) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to […]

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Anton Chigurh: Girly Man?

Check out my latest Movie Smackdown, comparing No Country for Old Men to The Terminator.

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What Do Your Google Search Results Say About You? Create a Brand Cloud to See for Yourself

Most corporate execs know that organic search results are important to a brand’s reputation — at least, in an abstract way they do. But how can you show execs the impression their brand’s Google results are making on potential customers (or investors, or employees)? I like to use TagCrowd, which creates tag clouds based on […]

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Pick of the Thicket 11.26.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! An Aleksey Vayner update (RiseSmart Blog) Hayden What’s-Her-Name: closet lesbian? (The Bastardly) ABC’s Carole Simpson: pinko commie? (NewsBusters) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati tags: Branding Strategy, PR, Blogs, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media

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Media Orchard: The Blog That Causes Permanent Hearing Damage

That’s our new tagline, since we’re currently “ringing in the ears” of both Kevin Dugan and Lauren Vargas. Thanks for the props, guys!

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Pick of the Thicket 11.25.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Hottest female sports reporters (Hogwild) Hottest female news anchors (Candy Smokes) The Soup is the funniest show on TV (Divine Caroline) Think you have online privacy? Think again (MarketingProfs) An anti-post for striking writers (Copywrite, Ink.) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. […]

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Pick of the Thicket: Happy Thanksgiving!

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! The forgotten one-woman campaign to nationalize Thanksgiving (The Crone Speaks) Tables turned: Strip club traps cop in videotaped sting (Breitbart) Mac vs. PC wars heat up online (Adland) The essence of Thanksgiving (Huffington Post) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to […]

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Dick Cheney Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

(A chop of a Photochop by TNOYF.)

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If I Ever Write a Book About Blogging, Remind Me Not to Call It “Blogging Heroes”

The bookstores are filling up with self-important books about blogging for the holiday season, but one author has clearly surpassed the others by creating a book that can induce vomiting from the mere mention of its title: Blogging Heroes. Do these people really need anyone else kissing their asses?

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Pick of the Thicket 11.21.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Buy your kid herpes online for just $7.95 (Make the Logo Bigger) Republican presidential candidate hates wetbacks (Adrants) Anti-Chavez TV reporter gets slapped (Breitbart) Does Fox News hate our troops? (Huffington Post) In Kentucky, scientists aren’t necessary to determine global warming dangers (DeSmogBlog) Check out Spin Thicket […]

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Simple Steps for Adding Multimedia to Your PR Program

As a PR person, you know it’s time to focus on multimedia when daily newspapers start posting Hollywood-style trailers on YouTube to attract readers. This two-minute promo for the Dallas Morning News series “Unequal Justice” is extremely well-made, and is backed not only by a five-part print investigation into killers released on probation, but also […]

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Pick of the Thicket 11.20.07

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! 11 ad biz-themed movies reviewed (Adland) Lucky Brand Jeans tries horror viral (Adrants) Steve Rubel: Blogging Hero (Micro Persuasion) Disney wants every girl to feel like a princess — in other words, arrogant with a sense of entitlement? (PR Week) A history lesson from Fox News: the […]

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Heather Mills Fights Off Bitchery Charges

Paul McCartney has been caught on tape calling ex Heather Mills a “one-legged bitch,” according to Mills. She also claims that Paul’s daughter, Stella McCartney, threatened to “kill the bitch”. Others alleged to have called Mills a bitch include U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, comic Frank Skinner, Tabloid Whore, Jonathan Roberts, U.S. Secretary of State […]

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