Lurid Content Brings Mad Traffic

According to Technorati, Steve Rubel’s site, Micropersuasion, has 10,733 links from 3,149 sites. I bet there are times—now, for instance—when Rubel wishes there were a link, or two, less.
Strumpette, the latest entry into the PR blogging club, came out with all guns firing. In her first post, Amanda Chapel rips Rubel and his employer, Edelman, a new one.

Rubel’s uncensored words are an indelible tattoo on the Edelman institution. Seriously, if you are going to hire a counter tenor as corporate spokesperson, he’d better be able to hit the all high notes. Apparently, there are times when Steve opens his mouth and all that comes out is “wind.”

As if that riposte wasn’t exciting enough, her second post, made today, takes aim at B.L. Ochman.

I’ve seen your site B.L. Who picked out that outfit anyway? I mean, there’s no there there.

Remind me to never cross this woman.



About David Burn

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. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.