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    Thursday, March 22, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    CNET

    SEO Services

    Internet porn ban meeting more obstacles

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    CNET

    Braindead Media

    Ron Jeremy: porn icon turned B-rate celebrity turned...tech review journalist?

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    Adrants

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Fergie ads are pissing parents off

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    Romenesko

    Public Relations Agencies

    LA Times editorial page editor resigns amid Brian Grazer brouhaha -- and of course, a PR woman is right in the middle of things

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Media Dallas

    Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong's TV interview discussing the newspaper industry's challenges

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    Romenesko

    Braindead Media

    Politico blog inaccurately reports that John Edwards is suspending campaign (and Reuters does, too)

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    SEO Services

    A nice analysis of Oprah's new FBF (favorite book forever), The Secret

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Market Intelligence

    Why ad-driven American consumerism ends up making everyone miserable

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations Ideas

    How 9-11 numbed the heart of America

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Bad Web Design

    Now even Wired has nude women on its cover

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    AP

    SEO Services

    NBC and Fox to partner on YouTube rival

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    SF Gate

    SEO Services

    Can newspapers survive in an age of free online content?

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    Los Angeles Times

    SEO Mistakes

    Campaign spots get special treatment on Web because of FEC rules

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    AP

    Public Relations Disasters

    Viacom sued over YouTube parody removal

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    Black Star Rising

    Legalese

    Photographer sues small African country after it puts one of his photos on its currency without permission

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations News

    Kevin Federline search engine = most random thing on the Internet right now

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    Advertising Age

    SEO Services

    Paul McCartney leaves Capitol Records after 43 years for... Starbucks?

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    Daily 'Dog

    SEO Services

    A new experiment based on Wiki methods will enable consumers to contribute directly to news stories

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    After child-seat safety debacle, Consumer Reports announces it will begin consulting with experts

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Agencies

    One expert's take on why advertising wants to be like public relations

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    MediaPost

    Market Intelligence

    Marketing experts debate the challenges of branding in cyberspace

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    Brandweek

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Companies' humanitarian efforts are being applauded by consumers

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    US Weekly

    Facebook Tips

    Carmen Electra denies lesbian relationship with rocker Joan Jett

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    Porn star Jenna Jameson's soon to be ex sends a letter to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton to defend his character

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    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    Justin Timberlake sounding a bit ungrateful in an interview with Details magazine

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    PharmaGossip

    Public Relations Ideas

    Dude who made the Hillary Clinton "1984" ad explains why he did it

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    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    More smackdowns on The View make for huge ratings

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    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Nicole Richie has been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Is that what they are calling anorexia and drug abuse these days?

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    People Magazine

    Attention Whores

    Dina Lohan says she's no party mom and other incoherent things.

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    Eat the Press

    SEO Services

    Gawker adds bylines, so you'll know who most recently used the word "twat"

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    Romenesko

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Did movie bigshot Brian Grazer get to be a "guest editor" at the LA Times because his PR rep Kelly Mullens is dating the editorial page editor?

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Nip slip classic: Federica Fellini slips nip while giving TV interview

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    AP

    Social Disease Media

    New service solves the problem of "not enough hot people" on online dating Web sites

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations News

    More geek news in bikinis: BikiniZero. Lame, sad and lame. Did I say "lame" twice?

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    Thicket Wire

    Public Relations Agencies

    The Washington Post's Hart: Virginia technology beat reporter Kim Hart discusses journalism, PR and blogging.

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    Common Sense PR

    SEO Mistakes

    'Bum Rush the Charts' Is Viral Activism

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Social Disease Media

    Online social networking community for fraternity and sorority members to unite

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    Wednesday, March 21, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Bad Web Design

    Will Hooters in Tel Aviv be kosher?

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Lindsay Lohan flashes cigarette, Red Bull and cameltoe (nsfw)

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Social Media News

    Stanford interviews Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Steve Rubel phones in some questions

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    Thicket Wire

    Market Intelligence

    Why are so many women in PR? Did they choose the easy road? Do they all want to work with celebrities? Are they better liars?

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    Washington Post

    Public Relations News

    YouTube creating user-generated awards show

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    Adrants

    Web Design News

    Metamucil: it's now like hot juice for your guts

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    Adrants

    Overhype Alert

    LonelyGirl15 sells out to Hersheys Icebreakers

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    Break.com

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Carlos Mencia caught stealing jokes from Bill Cosby

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    Gawker

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Unfortunate acronyms: Observer Media Group = OMG!

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations News

    Calvin Klein sells perfume and 'technosexuality' on Second Life. Confusion ensues.

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    Romenesko

    Braindead Media

    Economics reporter at newspaper says layoffs aren't necessary -- um, as if you would know?

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    Daily 'Dog

    Market Intelligence

    Can companies gain a significant competitive advantage by creating marketing programs that target baby boomers' expansive relationship networks

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Agencies

    Revealing practical pitching techniques for blogs and other online media

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    Daily 'Dog

    Market Intelligence

    New Yorker columnist, author James Surowiecki says crowds make better decisions than CEOs—here's how the theory impacts PR

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    Angelina Jolie already whoring out her new kid Pax in the pages of Hello! magazine. Proving again that these adoptions are more about her than they are about the kids.

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    US Weekly

    Attention Whores

    Can we please celebrate a real working mom? Angelina Jolie depicted as the ultimate working mom is a joke!

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    Perez Hilton

    Grammy, Baby!

    Separated at birth? Fergie and Poison's Bret Michaels. Too bad Michaels is prettier.

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    In case you missed it, Perez Hilton's star turn on the tv show "Dirt".

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    Black Star Rising

    Social Disease Media

    Flickr makes it easier for companies to hold photo contests

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Who's your Daddy? Finally, the judge in the Bahamas has ordered DNA samples from Howard K. Stern, Dannielynn and Larry Birkhead. Results could come as early as this week.

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    eDrugSearch Blog

    Bad Web Design

    The pharmaceutical industry will be rooting for Miss Illinois this Friday

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    New York Daily News

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Nicole Richie continues to have "health" problems on the set of the The Simple Life

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    Snopes.com

    Publicity Stunts

    It's free iced coffee day at Dunkin' Donuts -- really!

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    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    It's official, Britney Spears is out. Let's hope she lays low for a while and stays out of trouble.

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    Wall Street Journal

    Web Design News

    Traditional sites trying too hard to be hip

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    SEO Services

    Mixing advocacy with journalism is bad for the profession -- but apparently good for ratings and circ

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    Slate

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Newspaper editor's internal memo is buzzword heaven -- make that hell

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    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    Leaked internal document shows that NPR has learned young people find its programming boring. Truly shocking stuff

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    Advertising Age

    SEO Services

    Time's redesign: What others would have done

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    New York Times

    Public Relations Disasters

    After infant car seat fiasco, Consumer Reports says it will begin consulting with outside experts before publishing reports

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    Talking Biz News

    Content Marketing Strategy

    CNBC's Jim Cramer describes how hedge fund managers manipulate journalists -- perhaps a little too candidly for his own good?

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    New York Times

    Rank Hypocrisy

    True.com: slutty ads and pious pretense

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    Tuesday, March 20, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Brandweek

    Market Intelligence

    Market research shows Second Life should be dead to marketers

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    People Magazine

    Heroes

    Israeli vice premier asks Leo DiCaprio for help in spreading peace; just send out his bodyguards to regulate

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    HuffPo

    SEO Services

    MySpace creates special section for presidential candidates

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    Variety

    SEO Services

    Are TV shows like 'Lost' marketed too much to the nutty fans?

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    Defamer

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Being a D-list actor look-alike such as John Heder can get you into some of Hollywood's worst parties; at least it's better than nothing

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    BusinessWeek

    Good Ideas

    Stetson University students learn entrepreneurship by selling on eBay

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Attention Whores

    The 40 greatest Internet stars of all time

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears to be released from rehab this week and she apparently has her life back. We'll see. We hope so.

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    Thicket Wire

    Web Design News

    The Olsen twins need a new style immediately

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    CNN

    Bad Web Design

    Alan Greenspan auctioning himself for a date, could fetch as much as $150,000; I hope that comes with a pants-down spanking

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    Check out Perez Hilton on tv show "Dirt" tonight

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    US Weekly

    Attention Whores

    Jennifer Hudson denies her inner diva

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    Wired

    Social Disease Media

    Google's Blogger infested with malware and scams

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    People Magazine

    Web Design News

    Heather Mills debuts on Dancing with the Stars with a great deal of grace and bravery

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    CNET

    Public Relations News

    Nasty rumors in the case of Mac are actually a good thing

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    Washington Post

    Brand Equity

    Six Flags parks offering VIP, front-of-the-line packages; $800 a family might actually be worth cutting the day in half for parents

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    Adweek

    SEO Mistakes

    Clients try to manipulate unpredictable viral buzz

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    Advertising Age

    Market Intelligence

    A 15-year-old's plan to save the planet shows just how potent a market his peers are

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    Adrants

    Bad Web Design

    Italian ad company fakes car orgy for sex shop marketing campaign

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    Daily 'Dog

    Market Intelligence

    Companies amping up efforts to tap into pockets of ethnic groups to deliver a relevant message at the right time, in the right place, in the right language

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Eighth grader finds mouse in his Frito Lay barbecue potato chips

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    Collateral Damage

    Brand Equity

    Jury rules that neither Procter or Gamble worship Satan

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    Collateral Damage

    Public Relations Disasters

    Watered-down water, the ultimate product.

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    Collateral Damage

    Web Design News

    McDonald’s orders tide to halt: Tries to change definition of “McJob”

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    Common Sense PR

    SEO Services

    Lordy! Lady black calls journalists sluts and vermin! Hubby remains silent.

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    Monday, March 19, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Shanna Moakler vag slip?

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    Romenesko

    Write Good

    Free online journalism courses from the BBC -- check 'em out

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    Romenesko

    Braindead Media

    War correspondents deciding it's not worth going to Iraq and getting shot or beheaded -- particularly since the public obviously doesn't read what's being reported anyway

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    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    Are newsweeklies an endangered species?

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    Centiare

    Public Relations Disasters

    Effect of scandals on Wikipedia donations

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    Crooks and Liars

    Social Media News

    As Press Secretary, don't tell journalists to 'zip it'

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    Defamer

    Facebook Tips

    The 12 days of Bruce Willis for Willis' birthday

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    BusinessWeek

    Public Relations Disasters

    Some 'green' companies are not quite so green; environmental measures do not always pay out

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Thought Leadership

    NSFW: Even hot girls get more attention with clothes on

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    Adrants

    Publicity Stunts

    JLo's Glow Spring Break promotion is everything Spring Break should be

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    CNET

    Brand Equity

    Google establishing foothold in Africa with Google Apps for African students

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Good Ideas

    Grieving widow warns others about hospital by starting a blog

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    Los Angeles Times

    Public Relations Disasters

    Recall of many big-name pet food brands alarms owners

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    Adweek

    Public Relations Agencies

    A few brave CEOs try to blog with honesty and humor

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    BusinessWeek

    Employee Morale

    Gen Y can't get off the parent teat, even when starting a company

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    Wired

    Braindead Media

    Assignment Zero: combining citizen journalism and crowdsourcing to investigate the largest story of all time; $5 if you can actually tell me what it is trying to figure out

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    Interview with Apple's COO; how does Apple view the iPhone market?

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    Thicket Wire

    Market Intelligence

    Conversation about online communities with Neville Hobson

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    Daily 'Dog

    Legalese

    Google still collecting your private information, but now anonymously

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    Daily 'Dog

    Market Intelligence

    Soda makers bombard market with product variations but must be careful not to overwhelm consumers

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Chiquita Banana Company admits to paying Colombian terrorists and agrees to pay $25 million fine

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    Daily 'Dog

    Publicity Stunts

    Irish Spring launches St. Patty's Day national tour to promote new liquid soap for men hoping to snag chicks

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    Daily 'Dog

    Marketing Campaigns

    McDonald's plans to put pictures of ordinary consumers who eat at the hamburger chain on its packaging, tapping into a media and Internet trend focused on real people

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    X17 Online

    Grammy, Baby!

    Goth duo Jessica Simpson and John Mayer celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    If you weren't sure that Jared Leto was an absolute freak, this will prove it

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    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Jury selection begins on Phil Spector's murder trial. Please check this out for a look at Spector's hairdo.

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    New York Post

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Tara Reid is opening a new fast-food joint called Ketchup in Los Angeles this month

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    US Weekly

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Lindsay Lohan pulls the vodka in a water bottle trick again

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    New York Post

    Facebook Tips

    Felicity Huffman made Jessica Alba cry in an acting class

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    Washington Post

    Public Relations Disasters

    Media firm sues Greenberg over trade practices

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    Sunday, March 18, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Collectors' Quest

    Braindead Media

    Paying to Endorse Their Products: Advertising and Corporate Collectibles (I love the line about ESPN giftware items being compared to Successories lol)

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    Saturday, March 17, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Tratata

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Rose McGowan fakes out photogs with non-nip slip

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    Guardian

    Public Relations Disasters

    15 Pakistani police officers have been fired for attacking a television station

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Social Media News

    Mea culpa - how to say sorry and sound believable when you &^%&*( stuff up

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    How does FreeBSD differ from Linux?

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    Metroblog

    Public Relations Ideas

    Cafes blaming Iraq for higher coffee prices (so are you a terrorist if you charge less?)

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Web Design

    Go Daddy girl search is on - any hot biker babes going to Sturgis?

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    A Slip of a Girl

    Market Intelligence

    Macy's stocks child-sized lingerie in the women's lingerie department (among other sins).

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    Marketing Whore

    PR Advice

    Many will argue that tags are irrelevant because they do not have a controlled or defined vocabulary ~ but I don\'t.

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    Sex-Kitten.Net

    Bad Web Design

    With humor we've sexualized women to the point of denigration; next came our daughters. Now we're after our sons.

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    Friday, March 16, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Advertising Age

    Brand Equity

    Non-branded keywords only convert 4 percent of Web searchers

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    SF Gate

    SEO Services

    Old and new media collide at SXSW

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    MediaPost

    Brand Equity

    Younger shoppers consider Wal-Mart the death star of brands

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    Rotten Tomatoes

    Oscar, Baby!

    The 100 worst-reviewed films of all time -- awesome reading, if horrible viewing

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    PRSA

    Employee Morale

    How management can earn the trust of employees

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    Black Star Rising

    Overhype Alert

    Alexa sucks and its toolbar is a piece of crap

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    New York Observer

    Braindead Media

    Page Six gossip reporter to become New York Post's business editor

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    Black Star Rising

    Social Media Fails

    Time Magazine paints a Krazy Glue tear on Reagan

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    Pretty on the Outside

    Attention Whores

    Paris Hilton is ... Skankerbell!

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    Strategic Public Relations

    Overhype Alert

    Does Twitter suck, or is it just the hype?

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    Slate

    Brand Equity

    Can American Apparel be the next GAP?

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    Slate

    Religiosity

    Do Mormons wear temple garments under sports uniforms?

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    MediaWeek

    Facebook Tips

    David Duchovny returns to TV on Showtime

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    Gawker

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Why St. Win of mediocre band 'Arcade Fire' threw a tantrum and destroyed his guitar on SNL

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    Washington Times

    Web Design Tips

    Zogby Poll: 64% thinks media leans left

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    CBS News

    Public Relations Disasters

    JetBlue unable to catch a break: Cancels 215 flights because of winter storm on east coast

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations Disasters

    Man dies of heart attack on water slide at Disney World; the 'happiest place on earth' has now claimed 10

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    CNET

    Public Relations News

    Is the YouTube honeymoon over? Will it be worth it for Google?

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    Best Week Ever

    Facebook Tips

    Supermodel Rachel Hunter complains about movie stars taking over magazine covers but conveniently overlooks supermodels' attempts at starring in movies

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    Gawker

    Facebook Tips

    Publisher wusses out on tell all Madonna memoir

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    New York Post

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Fresh out of rehab, is Lindsay Lohan back to her partying ways?

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    New York Post

    Attention Whores

    Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who doesn't like the word blog, has charged her staff with coming up with a new word that isn't as garish-sounding

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Robbie Williams out of rehab and into nightclub Hyde. I think I agree with Simon Cowell - rehab is just another celebrity indulgence.

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    Newsday

    Bad Ideas

    College kickbacks from student loan companies = totally screwed college students. THANKS A LOT!

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    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Accusations that singer Joss Stone slept her way to the top

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    What exactly did Kirsten Dunst do last year to deserve Female Star of the Year?

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    People Magazine

    Facebook Tips

    Comedian Sinbad still alive despite reports to the contrary

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    People Magazine

    Attention Whores

    With her fourth child, Angelina Jolie declares she'll be a stay-at-home mom, with four nannies. Rough.

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    Make the Logo Bigger

    Social Disease Media

    Massage table that cures homosexuality. Hurry, only one left!

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Market Intelligence

    PBS Frontline's examination of American news media and the challenges they face

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    Defamer

    SEO Mistakes

    A close analysis of the conflict that has torn this nation asunder: Karen vs. Pam from 'The Office'

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    Washington Post

    Bad Ideas

    Musharraf moves to sack Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary

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    CNET

    Public Relations News

    MySpace, Facebook, SecondLife and YouTube in an all-out, steel-cage brawl; who wins? According to London's Business School, MySpace

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    BusinessWeek

    Public Relations News

    Gears of War, why its such a good game and a conversation with Cliff Bleszinski

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations Disasters

    Home Depot's CEO apologizes for company's crappy treatment of its customers

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    Thicket Wire

    Social Media News

    Which is better: affairs or relations? (of the public form, that is)

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    PowerPoint Sucks

    How to present like a real pro

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    Daily 'Dog

    Braindead Media

    Is bad reporting a sign of hard times to come for PR as the scope and practice of journalism shifts?

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    Yahoo! News

    Public Relations Disasters

    Chiquita charged in terror investigation; it's the banana peel that may trip up the country

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    Adrants

    SEO Mistakes

    ZeFrank show coming to an end March 17

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Thought Leadership

    Snickers commercial has little red and green crosswalk signal men getting all hoodlum gang fight on each other's asses

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