Dangling Ferraris

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Long Zheng writes about the fancy new machine he and many other bloggers received from Edelman, the blogger-friendly PR giant working with Microsoft to help launch Windows Vista.

Microsoft gave out some timely Christmas presents to a bunch of bloggers this year. Brandon LeBlanc got one, Scott Beale got one, Barb Bowman got one, Mauricio Freitas got one, Mitch Denny got one, Zen.Heavengames got one, plus many other bloggers. They seem to have covered everyone from A-list to Z-list, a first in the industry with such a valuable gift, kudos for thinking about the little guys.

Former Microsoft employee, Robert Scoble says, “Now THAT is my idea of PayPerPost!”
BL Ochman calls it a brewing ethics scandal for the PR firm that just endured the Wal-Mart flog flare up.
Ochman also says Microsoft had to send new machines to run Vista, or risk screwing up bloggers existing computers with their new OS.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.

Comments

  1. MS also invited a bunch of top bloggers to their corp HQ for a Q-and-A session with Bill Gates. I read on one of the invited blogger’s sites that when he entered the room, he was schocked to see all the bloggers using Macs.