Pick of the Thicket 2.28.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Going topless for cancer (nsfw) (Nudography) Lifestreams and activity feeds channel your online brand (PR 2.0) Perez Hilton covers Perez Hilton (23/6) As Shakesbeard put it, farting is such sweet sorrow (Regret the Error) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to […]

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Spin Thicket Thanks the 100 Post Club

To Alice, Sara, Geoff, Brian, Cam, Rich, Owen, John, Cathy and Katie … THANK YOU. The best is yet to come.

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Pick of the Thicket 2.27.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Austria … Australia … Australasia … what’s the damn diff? (Regret the Error) Will somebody rescue ABC News’ recession coverage? (Occam’s RazR) V is for vegan — not (Deceiver) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.26.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Ralph Nader: Thought process flow chart (23/6) Starbucks employees take a really long 15 minute break (Breitbart TV) Stop the Twitter madness! (The Buzz Bin) 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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Sweet Home Siegelman

The GOP’s wheels keep on turning Wanna get rid of Gov. Siegelman If they sing some songs about the Southland Maybe we’ll forget they lied again And they know it’s a sin, yes Well I heard Mr. Rove set up Gov. Don Karl got him sent to the Big House I hope Karl Rove will […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.25.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! We don’t like “60 Minutes” in Alabama, y’all (HuffPo) Yo, Aborigines: We’re REALLY sorry (SpinWatch) “Girls Gone Wild” shoot features added bonus — gunfire! (Breitbart) Michelle Obama: black “militant” (Media Matters) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.23.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Reputation of reputation management (Flack’s Revenge) Social media is not the final frontier (PR 2.0) Shrewd PR defense for McCain (O’Dwyer’s PR Blog) Listen to the voice of morality, porn lovers (PR Week) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.22.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! What is Obay? A teaser campaign for college (Adland) No More Bad Hair Days blog launches (What’s Next) NYT to McCain: Shut up and let us destroy you (NewsBusters) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.20.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Courtney Friel: newsbabe extraordinaire (Gawker) Keyword research for bloggers (Copyblogger) Trust is like a tight-fitting ringer T (PR Newser) Naked Playboy model = perfect Big Pharma sales rep (PharmaGossip) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.19.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Bush appointee arrested for DUIWCD (driving under the influence while cross-dressing) (Pensito Review) YouTube reinstates pro-life show after removal (NewsBusters) Without academic partnerships, tobacco industry loses power (PR Watch) Attention whore Hohan strips naked (Egotastic) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe […]

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How Many GOP Presidents Would Be Considered “Conservative” By Rush Limbaugh?

For Presidents Day: Rush Limbaugh and the right-wing talk radio crowd have been doing a lot of talking lately about who is, and isn’t, a “conservative.” It’s not an unimportant argument, because how the word “conservative” is defined impacts how words like “moderate” and “liberal” are defined as well. Were this the 1964 presidential campaign, […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.18.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Top 10 Twitter hacks (Strategic Public Relations) Southern Beauty magazine roasted (Pierce Mattie) Media jobs sink as marketing services jobs rise (Micro Persuasion) 27 proven freelance marketing tips (Bad Language) Pentagon joins BlogTalkRadio to create Internet talk shows (PR Web) PR and social media evolution continues (Buzz […]

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Pick of the Thicket: Valentine’s Day Edition

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Dog Valentines from Purina (Adland) Heidi Montag in tears over public response to her horrific music video debut (Deceiver) Heart-shaped vag lays an egg with Seattle Times (Adrants) Tech geeks are sexy (Strive Notes) The murky world of pay TV pirates (Australian Financial Review) Check out Spin […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.13.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Thank God we have The L Word to tell the honest story of true-to-life lesbians (plus bikini oil wrestling!) (YouTube) Facebook and MySpace are slipping (ValleyWag) Every little move of Julia Allison still being chronicled by Gawker (Gawker) What’s up with Hillary Clinton’s Scarlett O’Hara act? (The […]

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Forget the Five Ws. Today, Journalism’s About the Letter “I”

You want to make it big in journalism today? Then make it about you. That’s right. Make it about you rather than the actual story you’re covering, the publication or news outlet you work for, or — God forbid — your audience. Call it the Kanye West Guide to Journalistic Advancement. Yes, it’s egocentric — […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.11.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! Brian Solis offers the “definitive” social media news release (PR 2.0) Actually, Brian, I think I like THIS one better, especially the creepy robot voice (YouTube) Forget SEO; how about “HRO”? (MarketingProfs) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.8.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! CNN’s Andrea Koppel gets a PR job (PRNewser) The best spam messages ever (Geekpreneur) Mystery of the missing Maureen Down quote — solved (Talking Points Memo) Paris Hilton celebrates Harvard visit with … wait for it … a nip slip (Celeb Parasite) Check out Spin Thicket for […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.7.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! SeenThis? Facebook app has potential (Copywrite, Ink.) Does anyone care who Perez Hilton endorses for president? (HuffPo) Best of the PETA babe ads (The Land Salmon) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati tags: Branding Strategy, […]

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Pick of the Thicket 2.6.08

Want to be a pick? Submit your story! How will the PR biz fare in a recession? (Pierce Mattie) Wonderbra ad special for Pancake day (Adland) “I’m going to take Dr. Phil down.” (AP) Check out Spin Thicket for more media, marketing and PR links. Subscribe to Media Orchard with Bloglines… Technorati tags: Branding Strategy, […]

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