Gawker Has No Use for PR

Former PRWeek writer, Hamilton Nolan, now at Gawker, isn’t big on PR. Here he is speaking directly to Richard Edelman, the man Ad Age named its 2007 PR Exec of the year: Like I said, you’re a nice guy. But much of your work— Wal-Mart being the best example— is just objectionable on philosophical grounds, […]

Chris Anderson Unloads

New York Times Magazine writer, Rob Walker, points to a post by Wired editor, Chris Anderson, that unloads on people for him sending unwanted solicitations via email. I’ve had it. I get more than 300 emails a day and my problem isn’t spam, it’s PR people. Lazy flacks send press releases to the Editor in […]

PR Gets Some Publicity

Ken Wheaton of Ad Age looks at The New York Observer’s piece on Admen losing their mojo. The article suggests that public realtions, of all things, has usurped advertising as the industry of choice for those seeking a route to glamour. The supposition is supported by the role Heidi Montag, one of the stars of […]

Vick Fans Dump Their Falcons Tickets

Well, it’s nothing a playoff run couldn’t fix, but Atlanta Falcons fans who buy tickets just to see Michael Vick play are unloading their seats, big time: Since Vick’s tenure with the team unofficially ended with news of a plea agreement, fans have flooded eBay, Craigslist and StubHub with their season tickets. The Web suddenly […]

The New Direct Is Nothing Like The Old Direct

The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott is presently sitting atop Amazon’s PR books list. Web Ink Now is the author’s blog. [Marketing Voices program via Marketing Profs Daily Fix]

Free Pharmies!

USA Today is running a brief, but interesting piece on a move that lends Publix a special PR glow. Seven popular antibiotics will be available free from Publix supermarkets for people with prescriptions, even if they have a health insurance provider that would pay for them. Fourteen-day supplies of the seven drugs, among the most […]


“Taking the BS out of PR is like taking the horse manure out of the horse manure.” -Al Lewis, Denver Post Columnist

Vegan CEO Of Kind Company Has Alternate Identity Online

Catharine P. Taylor left Adweek a few months ago but she is still churning out the ad news of the day, now on a Blogger site called Adverganza. In her latest offering she scolds Whole Foods Market CEO, John Mackey, for posting anonymously on chat boards about his company. She calls his actions “a crime […]