Today In Twitterverse: Kunz V. Armano

David Armano and Ben Kunz–two dudes who care about Social Media, PR and all that good stuff–got into it today, over what started as a seemingly innocent Tweet from Armano.
Note Armano’s disclosure above. Research In Motion is a client. But that doesn’t appease Kunz, it maddens him.
I have a couple problems here. One is the constant and unsolicited coaching going on in this space. The other is more to the point–there’s nothing wrong with being a promoter. What’s wrong is being a promoter with no class, taste, talent or skill.

About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Disc golfer. Fan of Kurt Vonnegut, community radio and wolves in the wild. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

  • Whateva

    um, kunz is the pot calling the kettle black. all of these self-anointed social media thought leaders are generating pr for themselves. please. are any of these guys actually innovating in the digital space. i’m not seeing it.

  • Jim Mitchem

    Kunz was 100% right. Plus, when people put (client) next to a brand name, it’s not so much a disclosure as it is a self-adorning gesture. 

    Wait, this is an archive? Never mind.