Pick of the Thicket 1.31.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Afghan journalist sentenced to death for blasphemy (Crooks and Liars) Bikini-scandal anchorwoman Alycia Lane to join WWE? (SPORTSbyBROOKS) CNN’s Kyra Phillips and newsbabe pal want to make a “reverse Oreo” with their black male co-anchor (HuffPo) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. […]

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Mitt Romney: Next Batman Supervillain?

You can decide which side is pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gay marriage, and pro-Iraq withdrawal timetable — and which side is anti-abortion, pro-NRA, anti-gay marriage and stay the course in Iraq. It doesn’t really matter, does it? [Story.]

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Pick of the Thicket 1.30.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! 21 sexiest ads of all time (AdFreak) Sometimes you can keep a story in the can for TOO long (Regret the Error) Karlie Montana: favorite porn star of nerds (IGN) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… […]

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Proposed Media Orchard Advertising Rate: $5 Per Year

From the junk mailbox: Hi, I would like to place an Ad on your site with the following details: Anchor Text: Sales LeadsTarget URL: [I’ll be nice and leave this out.] I don’t really have a big budget so I can pay you $5 for the ad, with the agreement that you’ll leave it on […]

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Florida Voters Turn Against Giuliani

He thought they looked a little suspicious. [Story.]

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Tip to Blog Experts: Plant a Tree to Reduce Your Hot-Air Footprint

The main reason I went into blogging is because it leaves a very small carbon footprint. Unfortunately, many bloggers have decided to make careers on the speaking circuit as “blogging experts” — so many, in fact, that the greenhouse gases they emit during their fetid lectures (including carbon dioxide and, in at least some embarrassing […]

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Pick of the Thicket 1.29.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Rudy Giuliani was once an Inside Edition correspondent (video) (HuffPo) Lawyers’ heavy-handed e-mails go nowhere — and everywhere (Copywrite, Ink.) Presidential candidates as brands (Adrants) 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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Pick of the Thicket 1.28.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Bad cross-branding idea: the Muppets and Law & Order: SVU (Collateral Damage) Ms. dissed for rejecting Israeli girl power ad (Adrants) In the UK, the Samie Lee nudity watch continues (Anorak) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with […]

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Pick of the Thicket 1.27.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Scientists decode dog language (Breitbart) Fox News reports on video games with the same rigor as its WMD coverage (Heresy) Reuters in another fake photo scandal? (NewsBusters) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati tags: Branding […]

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Pick of the Thicket 1.26.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Why don’t we talk about smoking and celebrity deaths? (PR Watch) Is Miley Cyrus purposefully leaking provocative photos? (Ninja Dude) Pepsi to debut “deaf ad” during Super Bowl (Adland) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati […]

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Media Orchard Traffic Update

As many of you know, Media Orchard was a Technorati Top 3,000 blog back in the day (Summer 2006). We got distracted with other things (mainly clients) and more or less abandoned the blog for a while, then brought it back in September 2007 with a new approach. It might not seem coherent enough to […]

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Pick of the Thicket 1.25.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Lowlights of Heath-basher John Gibson (Media Matters) The fakery behind Amazon’s “top 10 reviewers” (Consumerist) BoSox defile uniform with corporate logo (O’Dwyer PR Blog) How corporate strategists neutered the BBC (Spinwatch) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with […]

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Pick of the Thicket 1.24.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Travolta talks Heath Ledger: Real sympathy or blatant attention grab? (Deceiver) Are people STILL flogging the social media news release? (The Buzz Bin) Facebook made me kill myself (Collateral Damage) Scott and Cam argue about Iraq, again (Spin Thicket) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing […]

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12 Accidental Celeb Drug Deaths — and the Prescription Drugs that Caused Them

Heath Ledger could be the latest star to have died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Ledger was taking anti-depressants as well as the “dangerous drug” Ambien at the time of his death, although his autopsy today was inconclusive. While most celebrity drug deaths have been the result of either suicide or the use […]

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12 Accidental Celeb Drug Deaths — and the Prescription Drugs that Caused Them

Heath Ledger could be the latest star to have died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Ledger was taking anti-depressants as well as the “dangerous drug” Ambien at the time of his death, although his autopsy today was inconclusive. While most celebrity drug deaths have been the result of either suicide or the use […]

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Two Ways to Get Egg on Your Face

1. You can crack one open.2. You can be Merck CEO Richard Clark. [Story.]

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Pick of the Thicket 1.23.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! How come I have to find out about cool Dallas outdoor campaigns from a Swedish blog? (Adland) Ladies, look who’s dead! (Valleywag) Sean Hannity’s pal: “Go to hell, black man” (News Hounds) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard […]

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