Monday, July 25

An Email Blacklist of Technology PR Agencies - at last!

The long-awaited Blacklist of Technology PR Agencies? (by Jeremy Zawodny) is upon us! was long rumored to have an automated blacklist of PR agencies. But our automated email blacklist has always been trained on specific buzzwords and worthless phrases, not on any agency in particular.

Also, I ran into Mr. Zawodny in the lobby of Yahoo building D or B or some letter, and the first thing he said to me was "You haven't updated your blog in, like, a year." Hence all the recent activity here. Thanks for the inspiration, J.Z.

Wednesday, July 13

Bad Pitch! Bad!

We hope this is truly a weekly flogging of weak flogging...

Corante > Flackster > Hopelessly Inept Pitch of the Week

Bonus: the first commenter asks the question that we put to bed five years ago, via a poll of our readers: to name or not to name the source of the pilloried pitch?

Monday, July 11

Flackosphere Intersects Blogosphere!

Russell Beattie flies into the kind of rage here -- PR People Are Morons -- that I haven't felt since the late 1990s, when an earlier wave of completely clueless PR zombies launched an offensive.

There's a lot of thoughtful PR discussion stemming from Russell's rant and an admonitory post by Anil Dash with a slightly more urbane tone.

Thursday, July 7

Napster, Dude what the Dell?

Oooh - Dell is hmmm - reselling subscriptions to Napster at a student discount rate.

Om Malik, none too impressed, has a laugh at the expense of the press release.