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    Thursday, June 14, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

    Web Design Inspiration

    Spurs new NBA dynasty?

    1

    Media Dallas

    True's skeevy pictures weren't the only bad bidness...

    2

    AOL

    Public Relations Disasters

    Woman, ignored at L.A. emergency room despite 911 calls from there, dies without any care

    0

    ABC News

    Craven Demagogues

    Iran Parliament backs death penalty for porn producers

    0

    ABC News

    Legalese

    Judge orders man to not have girlfriend for three years

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Albas says Sue Storm's not a vixen or anything like that. No, she just takes her clothes off to be invisible.

    0

    USA Today

    Attention Whores

    Bon Jovi says, "Thank God, I'm a country boy!" Uh, yeah.

    1

    Moscow Times

    Villains

    Russians enact new counterterrorism laws, including shooting down hijacked planes without warning

    0

    Brandweek

    Astroturf

    Why pharma front blog's attacks on Michael Moore will fail

    0

    Los Angeles Times

    Marketing Campaigns

    Humble grits marketed as good tasting and historical if properly prepared

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Bad Ideas

    Horowitz issues a thinly-veiled threat to judge in Libby case.

    0

    PRSA

    Public Relations Agencies

    Traditional media is not dead, and new media is not a panacea: myths examined

    1

    CNN

    Good Ideas

    Judge orders Libby jailed during appeal

    0

    Bloomberg

    Web Design News

    D.C. to get major facelift to look more cosmopolitan: lots of glass, neon, and steel

    8

    CNN

    Public Relations Ideas

    Clinton rakes in $10 million in speaking fees in 2006: Bill and Hillary together approach $50 million in bank

    0

    Fox News

    Web Design Inspiration

    Two Cuban futbol players vanish in U.S.: seven Hatians soccers players defected the day before

    0

    Collateral Damage

    Blame Game

    Oprah-inspired study proves being a fat drunk is counterproductive

    4

    Doc Searl's Weblog

    Bad Ideas

    AT&T announces plan to keep bootleg material off of its network, not the internet, of course.

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Public Relations News

    Google, Ebay rattle swords at each other again

    0

    Boing Boing

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Angelina will censor personal press while promoting press freedom

    1

    Copywrite, Ink.

    Public Relations Disasters

    BusinessWeek jumps on the "Whack-O-Wal-Mart" media game with a twisted ethics story.

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Mia Farrow brands the Beijing Olympics the "Genocide Olympics" because of China's involvement in Darfur -- marketers freaking out

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Marketing Campaigns

    Because it can't market worth a damn, Blockbuster tries to beat Netflix by slashing its prices

    1

    Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection

    Bad Ideas

    Flickr is censoring users who protest their censorship of users

    0

    Slashdot

    Public Relations Agencies

    Companies That Clean Up Bad Online Reputations

    0

    Government Executive

    Public Relations Ideas

    Homeland Security under fire for plans to finance new facility

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Legalese

    Ignore Him, He's Just My Lawyer

    0

    Dallas Observer

    Media Dallas

    Alleged rapist Kobe Bryant still has the best-selling jersey in the NBA; Tim Duncan ain't even in the Top 10

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Attention Whores

    Postcards for Paris Hilton while she's in prison -- there's even a crossword puzzle for her. Um, she can do a crossword?

    1

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    SEO Mistakes

    Paris and Nicole meet Betty and Veronica

    0

    Romenesko

    Idiot Pundits

    Project for Excellence in Journalism Study: Fox News is light on war coverage. Bill O'Reilly: No it isn't, PEJ is run by "leftists"

    0

    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    St. Petersburg Times

    Public Relations Ideas

    Howard Dean says Florida primary won't count

    4

    Strategy Page

    Public Relations Ideas

    Al-Qaida lacking in sexual politics department

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Good Ideas

    Mandy Moore won't pose nude

    2

    Reuters

    Public Relations Ideas

    Two former White House officials subpoenaed in Gonzales probe

    1

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Facebook Tips

    Canadians attack Michael Moore

    0

    Boing Boing

    Religiosity

    Creationist Archie comics

    0

    Make the Logo Bigger

    Public Relations News

    Ben & Jerry's pushes unplugging your computer to save energy: uses fear to assist campaign

    0

    Black Star Rising

    Braindead Media

    Images of crying children, three decades apart, show how journalism has changed over the past three decades

    1

    Maxim

    SEO Mistakes

    To celebrate Father's Day: A slideshow of the world's worst dads

    0

    Break.com

    Heroes

    A 10-minute, one-man video explaining why the global warming debate is moot

    1

    Talking Biz News

    Overhype Alert

    Media coverage stirs up unwarranted fears about the economy

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Braindead Media

    Educational slideshow: How "The Porn Bus" works

    0

    Daily Stab

    Bad Web Design

    Britney Spears Gives Us A Crotch Shot Of Her Pink Lace Panties

    1

    Collateral Damage

    Good Ideas

    Japan, where all things are possible, even cucumber-flavored Pepsi

    0

    Collateral Damage

    Craven Demagogues

    Pol upset by “Staten Island Landfill" brand ice cream

    2

    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    Apparently with all the crotch shots under her belt, Britney Spears still has not learned her lesson.

    1

    Perez Hilton

    Facebook Tips

    Jennifer Aniston reportedly filed papers to adopt a son perhaps proving that she did want children after all.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    This would be awesome if it turns out to be true: Kevin Federline gets ex Shar Jackson pregnant again!

    3

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Oscar, Baby!

    Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards are ... "Blonde and Blonder"

    1

    ThugLifeArmy.com

    Public Relations Ideas

    Barack Obama is "determined to liquidate Black politics as an independent political force in the United States"

    1

    Daily 'Dog

    Web Design Inspiration

    NCAA busts newspaper reporter for live-blogging a sports event -- violates policies, it says

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations News

    Godzilla vs. Mothra: Google takes on Microsoft, claims Vista undermines desktop search

    0

    The Politico

    Public Relations Ideas

    Harry Reid is stealing James Carville's best lines

    0

    Buzz Machine

    Public Relations Ideas

    Tony Blair slams media in farewell speech

    0

    AwfulAnnouncing

    Web Design Inspiration

    Vince McMahon death hoax: Does anybody do publicity stunts better than the WWE?

    1

    HuffPo

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Judge sues cleaners for lost pants, $54 million

    0

    USA Today

    Publicity Stunts

    McDonalds is taking three moms on a tour of restaurants, facilities and orchards and letting them blog about it

    1

    MarketWatch

    Social Media News

    You might want to hold off on that social security a bit longer

    1

    Doych.com

    Blame Game

    Les Moonves blames low ratings on that whole ‘being a woman thing.’ Actually, he needs to blame it on that whole ‘robot reading a prompter’ thing.

    2

    TechCrunch

    Public Relations News

    Chime.tv pretties up YouTube

    0

    Washington Post

    Public Relations Disasters

    Judge sues for $65 million over... lost pants? And you thought your dry cleaner was bad.

    0

    PharmaGossip

    PowerPoint Sucks

    Life after death by PowerPoint -- funny video of PowerPoint "don'ts"

    0

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Slashdot

    Public Relations News

    Google Privacy Quickies

    0

    The Daily Telegraph

    Legalese

    Charlottesville parents begin jail sentence for serving alcohol at son's 16th birthday party

    0

    Make the Logo Bigger

    Marketing Campaigns

    New Mercury hybrid really wants to be green

    0

    YouTube

    Public Relations Ideas

    Check out this video carefully between 55 second and one minute..Bush clearly had his watch stolen in Albania, despite assorted denials.

    0

    MSNBC

    SEO Services

    "Sopranos" exit show beats CBS, ABC, and Fox entries for last week, despite free networks' easy accessibility

    0

    Media Orchard

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    For your afternoon entertainment, it's time to play Anagram Spam

    1

    Fox News

    Web Design Inspiration

    Pakistani cricket coach died of "natural causes" in Jamaica, not murdered as previously thought

    0

    CBS News

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Paris "finds God" in jail, reforms

    2

    BBC

    Public Relations News

    You Tube to address copyright concerns with new video ID software

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Astroturf

    Carfax patents the idea of finding clean titles for used cars online

    0

    Buzz Bin, The

    SEO Services

    Federal Computer Week Executive Editor Chris Dorobek weighs in on government blogging & social media

    0

    Boing Boing

    Social Disease Media

    U.K. popular pet names correspond with children's name choices

    0

    YouTube

    SEO Tips

    If I were president of France, I'd get drunk too

    1

    Bloomberg

    Market Intelligence

    Ford attempts to boost flagging profits by selling luxury European Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover brands (Aston Martin already dumped).

    0

    Adrants

    Marketing Campaigns

    Transformers has depleted its advertising budget, resorts to stickers

    0

    Los Angeles Times

    Good Ideas

    Carpool lanes for airplanes reviewed as next necessary step for safe skies

    0

    X17 Online

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Britney Spears is back on the scene with nip slips, butt cheek slips, you name it

    3

    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Scary sighting of plastic surgery addict,New York society monster Jocelyn Wildenstein

    2

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations Disasters

    Fudamentalist Mormon business owner prepares to settle with two wives in small Texas town

    0

    TMZ.com

    Content Marketing News

    Apparently not happy with the Sopranos series finale, fans vandalize creator's Wiki entry

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Grammy, Baby!

    Who knew country singer LeAnn Rimes had this body?

    5

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz beats up heckler at a Chicago concert

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Marketing Campaigns

    McDonald's will launch a program called Moms' Quality Correspondents where six moms get behind-the-scenes access to restaurants and blog about what they see

    1

    Brandweek

    Public Relations Disasters

    15% of consumers will never again buy a recalled brand.

    3

    Reuters

    Villains

    DC judge presses $54 million suit for lost pants

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations Disasters

    The downside to sending out mass fund-raising letters is that you never know in whose hands they will wind up.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Good Ideas

    States rebel against Real ID Act

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Thought Leadership

    Catch the PR fever. Subscribe to Spin Thicket today!

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Market Intelligence

    Whole Foods Market purchases rival Wild Oats Markets causing concern that the company will control too much of the market for natural and organic foods

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Marketing Campaigns

    Celebrities turning to booze for marketing purposes

    1

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Social Media News

    Free Speech stings. Get used to it.

    3

    Metacafe

    Bad Web Design

    Amusing spot for CSI:Miami

    1

    Metacafe

    Marketing Campaigns

    Video slideshow of great advertising campaigns

    0

    Common Sense PR

    Write Good

    If your PR/marketing isn't valuable, it's spam, man

    1

    Common Sense PR

    SEO Mistakes

    Cool music video makes you want to work at hip, young company

    0

    Independent Sources

    Braindead Media

    Texas TV station's GM defends hiring of bikini model as anchorwoman: "Journalism credibility? I think that's somewhat amusing when all I see today on the cable news is Paris Hilton, nonstop"

    4

    Buzz Bin, The

    Social Media News

    Creating social media content? Use an editorial mission.

    0

    AwfulAnnouncing

    Web Design Inspiration

    King who? James' punchless Cavs can't score against Spurs -- or in the ratings

    0

    LiveLeak

    SEO Tips

    Spelling Bee champ: Worst TV interview ever?

    3

    TechCrunch

    Market Intelligence

    Technorati traffic continues to splode

    0

    Jawa Report

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Georgia company is hosting Web sites for the Taliban

    0

    iFilm

    Thought Leadership

    Kelly Clarkson, a cobra and a talk-show host with a bad Danish accent -- formula for hilarity?

    0

    iFilm

    SEO Mistakes

    Ten things you've never seen in a webcam-girl dance video

    0

    Break.com

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Some girl on Big Brother with basketball-sized fake breasts has a nip slip, if you're into that kind of thing

    0

    Break.com

    Bad Ideas

    U.S. Air Force proposed creation of a "gay bomb" to turn enemy combatants into homosexuals who can't resist each other's advances

    0

    The Daily Mail

    Attention Whores

    Paris' prison interview: "I feel like I'm in a cage" ... um, should we break it to her?

    2

    The Daily Mail

    Newsbabes

    A former British topless model has become the extraordinary obsession of members of America's most secretive men's club, with members like octogenarian Henry Kissinger

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    SEO Services

    There's More to Interviews Than An E-mail Swap

    0

    YouTube

    Idiot Pundits

    Bill O'Reilly actually makes more sense than Dennis Miller--who still believes in WMDs

    1

    Editor & Publisher

    Villains

    O.J. Simpson complains that there's too much coverage of celebrity news. Used to be you had to cut off your ex-wife's head to get Paris Hilton ink

    1

    Monday, June 11, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    PR 2.0

    PR Advice

    The Future of Communications – A Manifesto for Integrating Social Media into Marketing

    0

    dssimonvlogviews

    Market Intelligence

    Doug Simon interviews Derek Gordon, Vice President, Marketing, of Technorati about blogging, successfully marketing blogs and how the Technorati tools can be used.

    0

    Breitbart TV

    Newsbabes

    Here's a nice video resume for Lauren Jones, hired to be part of the Fox news team in Tyler, Texas

    0

    Miami Herald

    Web Design Tips

    MSNBC dumps coverage of missing black woman for wall-to-wall Paris

    2

    Advertising Age

    Brand Equity

    How Dell quelled pitchfork-wielding critic Jeff Jarvis

    0

    Brandweek

    Marketing Campaigns

    Dockers blows half its marketing budget on "Thanks Dad!" Father's Day promotion

    0

    Int'l Herald Tribune

    Publicity Stunts

    Well, at least the 2012 Olympic logo created buzz (oh, and at least 12 seizures)

    0

    New York Times

    Social Disease Media

    Will blogs ever become a big source of jobs?

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Social Media News

    Spin Thicket residents Alice Marshall (Presto Vivace) and Geoff Livingston (The Buzz Bin) chat up federal blogging trends on DC's WFED 1050 AM

    3

    Integrative Media

    TV Snide

    Sopranos Fans: How did you like the ending?

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Braindead Media

    Paris Hilton: Designated Hate Object

    2

    Integrative Media

    Attention Whores

    Hello, Joe Lieberman, your pills are ready!

    0

    Sunday, June 10, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    CNN

    Good Ideas

    Gas prices finally reported down

    0

    CBS News

    Public Relations Disasters

    Roller coater shuts down, keeping a dozen passengers upside-down for thirty minutes while 150 feet above ground

    0

    TMZ.com

    Web Design News

    Elisha Rodham Clinton: new hairstyle gets desired buzz

    0

    Raw Story, The

    Public Relations Disasters

    Creationist actor's porno past is 'revealed'

    0

    Sun (UK), The

    Thought Leadership

    LiveMeeting commercial wreaks vengence on cocky business exec

    0

    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    Paris Hilton issues jailhouse press release: "I was shocked to see all of the attention"

    0

    DailyIndia.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Hohan's bodyguard quits; he's afraid he might get whacked by the gun-toting cocaine dealer Lindsay dissed

    0

    Japan Times

    Market Intelligence

    In Japan, "beer-tasting" is becoming as valued a skill as wine-tasting here

    0

    Smalltalk Tidbits

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Microsoft has changed its public position on patents as the company has grown

    0

    News Bloggers

    Bad Ideas

    In his first audience with the pope, Bush addresses the Pontiff as "sir," rather than "His Holiness," and mutters "How ya' doin'?" to another official, then casually crosses his legs "Texan style"

    8

    The Friendly Ghost

    Public Relations Agencies

    The Friendly Ghost PowerPR Index, a ranking of PR blogs

    0

    AlterNet

    Braindead Media

    Female war reporters are getting raped, not reporting it to keep up with the boys

    1

    Saturday, June 9, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Washington Post

    Public Relations Ideas

    Cities race ahead of feds on green policies

    0

    USA Today

    Public Relations Disasters

    Tysons recalls beef shipments: And you thought the chicken was bad.

    0

    SF Gate

    Villains

    Flickr not even flickering in China

    2

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Wolfowitz's Golden Parachute

    3

    World Bank President

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Looks like it is splitsville between Shaha and Wolfowitz!

    0

    ZD Net

    Public Relations News

    Leading ISPs sign up for Goodmail antispam service

    1

    Fox News

    Content Marketing News

    Here's the official Fox network spin on its new reality show, where a bikini model is hired by an East Texas Fox affiliate to be an anchorwoman

    1

    Toronto Globe & Mail

    Public Relations News

    Q&A with Andrew Keen, who says the Internet is killing our culture

    0

    Tiny Nibbles

    Social Disease Media

    Violet Blue: I'm getting hassled by Flickr

    0

    Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection

    Social Disease Media

    Flickr censored in China

    0

    Jules Crittenden

    Legalese

    Why I feel sorry for Paris Hilton

    0

    New York Times

    Craven Demagogues

    Immigration bill flop proves it: Bush can't accomplish ANYTHING

    0

    Releaselog

    Freudian Nip Slips

    "So You Think You Can Dance" nip slip

    1

    YouTube

    Newsbabes

    Here's video of that new East Texas anchorwoman, Lauren Jones

    2

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Content Marketing News

    East Texas Fox affiliate hires bikini model as anchorwoman -- so the station can participate in a Fox reality series

    0

    Friday, June 8, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    USA Today

    Attention Whores

    Baby Hilton cries for her mommy

    2

    Media Matters

    Idiot Pundits

    O'Reilly apparently finds it odd that Kansas murder suspect is a "white-bread guy"

    0

    CNN

    SEO Tips

    Paris Hilton fan screams "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"at press conference announcing she's going back to the pokey (video)

    0

    Wall Street Journal

    Villains

    Kuwati company building American Embassy in Iraq is using slave labor forcibly brought to Iraq

    0

    People Magazine

    Bad Ideas

    Wow, kill your husband and only get seven months in jail. What a bargain. Preacher's wife Mary Winkler gets off with an easy sentence.

    3

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Oh the injustice. Pics of Paris Hilton bawling her eyes out.

    0

    AP

    Attention Whores

    Sauer, the judge in Paris Hilton's case, shows he actually has a pair by sending her back to jail. Paris cries.

    10

    AwfulAnnouncing

    Publicity Stunts

    Win a date with Alyssa Milano! (Only downside is, it has something to do with baseball)

    2

    Bloomberg

    Web Design Inspiration

    They may be quiet and less hyped than some teams, but let's not forget LeSan Antonio Spurs

    3

    MediaWeek

    Marketing Campaigns

    Woolworth's uses Darth Vader's desire for beans on toast(he is British, I must say) to kick off movie ad debut

    0

    New York Times

    Public Relations News

    LG MobileComm USA is offering music fans a chance to play critic for the summer to help peddle a new camera phone

    0

    Los Angeles Times

    Market Intelligence

    Massive California home foreclosures could finally lead to downward price adjustment

    0

    Deadspin

    Web Design Inspiration

    Hot and talented, 15-year old Ivanovic should take the torch from Sharapova as the most watchable female tennis player

    8

    Smoking Gun, The

    Facebook Tips

    Wesley Snipes plays race card in attempt to avoid tax evasion charges

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Villains

    Poland and Romania hosted secret detention facilities on behalf of the CIA

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Rank Hypocrisy

    Leading Conservative Activist Seeks Punitive Damages

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    United Food Group has expanded the recall of ground beef products sold in 11 western states to nearly five times the original amount

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Marketing Campaigns

    Coca-Cola is creating a virtual teenager hangout on cell phones, to lure more youngsters to its sodas

    0

    TMZ.com

    Grammy, Baby!

    If anyone cares: news on George Michael's DUI

    0

    Best Week Ever

    SEO Mistakes

    Exclusive footage of Paris' release from jail

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Did Heather and Denise drive Richie Sambora to rehab?

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Is Paris Hilton heading back to prison?

    2

    People Magazine

    Attention Whores

    What exactly qualifies Angelina Jolie to join the likes of Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter on the Council on Foreign Relations?

    6

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Checking into rehab doesn't save Isaiah Washington from being fired from Grey's Anatomy

    0

    Black Star Rising

    Social Media Fails

    More photo funny business at Vanity Fair

    0

    DallasNews.com

    Media Dallas

    Dallas council bans newspaper racks in parts of the city

    0

    Daily 'Dog

    Content Marketing News

    CBS brings back cancelled "Jericho" after viewer protest

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations Agencies

    PR front blog for Big Pharma exposed

    1

    Presto Vivace Blog

    Market Intelligence

    Blogs and search engines

    0

    Slate

    Write Good

    How an obscenity gets dirty in the first place

    1

    USA Today

    Public Relations Disasters

    Cellphones with Qualcomm chips banned from U.S. for violating Broadcom patent

    0

    CNET

    Public Relations News

    Is Apple TV even popular?

    0

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