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    Thursday, October 25, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    ESPN

    Web Design Inspiration

    Stern to allow NBA referees to gamble, since they all do it anyway

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    AP

    Public Relations Disasters

    Halle apologizes for not being funny on The Tonight Show.

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    E! Online

    SEO Services

    Shriver to quit NBC after govenator's term because of negative changes in media: like Bush (below), she won't be back

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Photo Ops

    Bush visits California fire scene; vows in an a now familiar way that they will be remembered

    0

    Engadget

    Public Relations News

    Vonage settles with Verizon in a costly settlement

    0

    Copywrite, Ink.

    Public Relations Agencies

    IABC and Ragan Communications seem poised to argue up who wrote IABC's strategic plan. Given both communication styles, neither are likely to win.

    0

    E! Online

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Another Lost star gets arrested for a DUI. Is there nothing to do but drink and drive in Hawaii?

    0

    DListed

    Public Relations Ideas

    A man named David Phillips claims to have had sex with Senator Larry Craig.

    0

    US Weekly

    Attention Whores

    Britney Spears to auction off her personal belongings to a children's charity. Nice idea, but who really wants her crap?

    0

    US Weekly

    Attention Whores

    The former Apprentice star Omarosa is back, with a personal umbrella holder. I thought only Diddy and Michael Jackson had these?

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    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney's hit and run charge dismissed.

    1

    Superficial, The

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    David Copperfield allegedly tried to bribe victim.

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    People Magazine

    Attention Whores

    Latest celebrity feud: This time 50 Cent is up against Lance Bass.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Bad Ideas

    Since we didn't have enough Dr. Phil, plans are in the works for a spin-off show featuring Dr. Phil and his son.

    1

    Dirt 100

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Dirt 100 can't do math. TMZ.com still on top, even though The Superficial has a higher score.

    4

    Talking Points Memo

    Public Relations Disasters

    Army Acknowledges Leaking Beauchamp Docs To Drudge, Promises Investigation

    1

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Attention Whores

    Introducing the brand builder, Sean "Diddy" Combs.

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Facebook Tips

    Heroes' star Hayden Panettiere shows how to gracefully get out of a car in a short dress.

    0

    infOpinions

    Social Media News

    Crowdsourcing II :: DOs and DONTs of Online Reputation Managment

    0

    Buzz Bin, The

    Market Intelligence

    Fear Kills Social Media Campaigns

    0

    Men's Vogue

    Braindead Media

    Most kiss-ass celeb profile ever? Men's Vogue on Denzel Washington, aka God

    0

    People Magazine

    Attention Whores

    Heidi Klum: proud to be a size whore

    1

    Thicket Wire

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears to Appear on Sesame Street?

    0

    HuffPo

    Craven Demagogues

    Rudy: "I Took A City Known For Pornography And Licked It"

    1

    ESPN

    Web Design Inspiration

    Spin Thicket contributor scores a haiku on single father Tom Brady in this week's TMQ. (scroll to bottom)

    2

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Heroes

    California Fire Foundation

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    Maxim

    Web Design News

    A slideshow of the world's worst plastic surgeries

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Public Relations News

    The Sprint Touch - an answer to the iPhone?

    0

    Reuters

    Public Relations Ideas

    Turkey attacks Iraqi village while professing that they're not trying too hard because they still want diplomacy to work

    1

    Engadget

    Public Relations News

    Recent poll reveals that most celebrities are found to be sexier than the iPhone

    0

    Boing Boing

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Million-dollar painting found in N.Y. trash...no, not in a Seinfeld rerun

    0

    The Art of the Prank

    Social Media Fails

    Newest toy recall from China

    0

    All Spin Zone

    Public Relations Ideas

    Conservative blog RedState says Ron Paul supporters are "liberals" -- bans them from site

    0

    international Herald Tribune

    Legalese

    BP to settle on charges of price manipulation and employee safety indifference

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    Boston Globe

    Write Good

    Reebok's attempt to engage teenagers by using "hip" language backfires

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Social Disease Media

    Facebook, about to be bought by Microsoft, is the Web's biggest time-sucking device

    0

    Wall Street Journal

    Attention Whores

    Former FEMA Director Michael Brown is “available for interviews” to discuss the wildfire crisis in Southern California

    3

    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    High school students deemed too dumb to understand newspaper satire; I get that problem at MO too

    1

    Christian Science Monitor

    Braindead Media

    Media myths about the Jena Six

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Skeletor stylist Rachel Zoe puts out her new style book A to Zoe.

    0

    US Weekly

    Attention Whores

    Us Weekly's top story: How frustrated Trista Sutter (The Bachelor fame) is that she is a size 4 after having her baby three months ago.

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Mel Gibson's wife, along with all of Malibu, does not care if Britney Spears' Malibu home goes up in smoke.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Web Design News

    A "Pullem' Up!" campaign has launched in Dallas, Texas in the hopes that the youngsters will pull up their saggy, baggy pants.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Facebook Tips

    After making it five whole weeks, Mark Cuban has been booted from Dancing with the Stars.

    1

    Common Sense PR

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    There's help available to create B.S. for your next announcement!

    0

    Adweek

    Brand Equity

    How to know and stay true to your brand.

    0

    Occam's RazR

    Good Ideas

    A creative way to help a 14-year-old girl expelled for bringing butter spatula to school.

    0

    New York Times

    Web Design News

    Blackwater has softened its logo from somewhat threatening to more corporate.

    2

    Advertising Age

    Employee Morale

    Your place of work has been named one of the "best places to work". Does anyone really care?

    1

    Media Orchard

    Social Media Fails

    Halle Berry planned to show Jay Leno some other pics too...

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Good Ideas

    Mustaches for Kids contest raises money for charity and facial hair popularity

    1

    Egotastic

    Attention Whores

    Getting to the bottom of who grabbed Jessica Biel's ass at a Packers game. Was Ann Coulter a material witness???

    1

    Thicket Wire

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Creepy New Anna Nicole Smith Footage

    0

    Sun (UK), The

    Bad Ideas

    Paparazzi shouts to a fellow photog after arriving at Diana's Mercedes crash "hurry up, she's dead"

    0

    Smoking Gun, The

    Facebook Tips

    Five more sue Borat after appearing on film

    0

    E! Online

    Legalese

    Joe Francis goes wild on Florida prosecutor, via attorney

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Public Relations Disasters

    Condoleezza Rice orders stronger oversights of private guards after Blackwater fiasco

    0

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Yahoo! News

    Blatant Propaganda

    Castro says Bush may start WW III

    2

    Forbes

    Facebook Tips

    Forbes list of most influential celebrities.

    2

    E! Online

    Content Marketing Strategy

    W magazine is putting both Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston on separate covers of their November issue.

    2

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Attention Whores

    Why is this girl groping Jessica Biel's ass?

    2

    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    Tom Hanks has a MySpace page. Is he getting desperate?

    2

    DListed

    Facebook Tips

    Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal holding hands at LAX. Why are they denying a romance?

    0

    Superficial, The

    Social Media News

    Former friends and employees start a Web site to ask fans to boycott Britney Spears' new album.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Public Relations Ideas

    New polls show Stephen Colbert ahead of Democratic candidates including Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Bad Ideas

    Halle Berry makes anti-semitic joke on Jay Leno.

    4

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Parenting coach says Britney Spears ignores her kids.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    SEO Services

    Celebrity gossip sites are at the saturation point

    0

    Media Orchard

    Public Relations Ideas

    Pete Stark gets head blown off, figuratively speaking; president amused

    0

    Washington Post

    Legalese

    Iraq Contract Documents In 'Disarray,' Inspector Says

    0

    Copywrite, Ink.

    Villains

    Some online publishers are reaching too far in regard to content ownership and HowToDoThings might lead the pack.

    0

    New York Times

    Public Relations Ideas

    State Department hired Blackwater because Rumsfeld wouldn't provide them security.

    0

    Buzz Bin, The

    Good Ideas

    Fix Your Breath!

    0

    Now Is Gone

    PR Advice

    Creating Social Media Strategy

    0

    Occam's RazR

    False Advertising

    People Magazine uses selective page layout to create a celebrity Brokeback scenario. Not that there is anything wrong with that...

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Legalese

    Former Justice Official Monica Goodling "likely will be subpoenaed in the DC Madam investigation, along with many others at Justice - in the near future."

    0

    E! Online

    Good Ideas

    Viva Laughlin has been put out of it's misery. Try again, CBS.

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    Monday, October 22, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Media Orchard

    Braindead Media

    Obesity linked to headlessness

    0

    CBS News

    Web Design Inspiration

    Red Sox streak to World Series by winning three straight to tromp Indians, just like in the ALCS against the Yankees a few years ago

    0

    Smoking Gun, The

    Facebook Tips

    Kid Rock's mugshot after recent Waffle House assault, along with a pose after another assault arrest in 2005

    1

    Wonkette

    Attention Whores

    Chuck Norris endorses biggest sissy in GOP field for president

    1

    Boing Boing

    SEO Services

    San Francisco sci-fi magazines' circulation numbers dismal

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Market Intelligence

    Anticipating great response to his taco giveaway idea, Taco Bell president sells almost 50,000 of his shares (see below)

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    Consumerist

    Marketing Campaigns

    Taco Bell to give away a free taco to every American willing to stand in line for one if a World Series base is stolen

    3

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Overhype Alert

    Positive thinking won't help you beat cancer, study says

    1

    Los Angeles Times

    Web Design Inspiration

    Patriots have the talent and killer attitude necessary to become the first undefeated NFL team since the 1972 Dolphins

    0

    College Humor

    SEO Mistakes

    A frat party music video of epic proportions.

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Grammy, Baby!

    Avril Lavigne makes an eight-year-old girl cry.

    1

    TMZ.com

    Facebook Tips

    Malibu celebs including Sean Penn, Olivia Newton-John and James Cameron all have homes in fire danger.

    0

    US Weekly

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears' new lips, before and after. A stylist would have helped more.

    1

    DListed

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Kirstie Alley caught cheating on Jenny Craig with generic store brand diet shakes.

    1

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Ideas

    Jennifer Connelly reaches an all-time fashion low at a recent event. This must be seen to be believed.

    7

    PR 2.0

    Content Marketing Strategy

    The New Rules for Breaking News & Robert Scoble Should be in PR

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears tries to cover up her newly plumped limps from photographers.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Bad Ideas

    Seems as though Ellen DeGeneres has a habit of re-gifting her dogs.

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Grammy, Baby!

    There's really no denying that Jennifer Lopez is pregnant from these latest pics.

    0

    Buzz Bin, The

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Let's Put the Relations Back Into PR

    1

    CNN

    Brand Equity

    Warmalt make big acquisition

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Newsbabes

    Melissa Theuriau rides a bike

    0

    Media Lies

    Religiosity

    Three former Islamic extremists warn America about the terrorist threat

    0

    Independent Sources

    Bad Web Design

    Women are not for decoration -- well, some women, anyway

    1

    Media Orchard

    Public Relations Ideas

    The Bush years have been tough for Socks the Cat

    0

    Media Orchard

    About Us

    Attention Thicketheads: Spin Thicket now remembers your login information

    5

    YouTube

    Public Relations Ideas

    Libertarian economic "expert" John Stossel gets bitch-slapped on CNBC, circa 2006

    2

    YouTube

    SEO Tips

    20-20's John Stossel has been a jackass at least since 1984, when this video was taken

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Video of Britney Covering Up New Lip Job

    0

    AP

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney and the kids go back to yo-yo visitation.

    0

    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    Roseanne Barr weighs in on Britney Spears' abilities as a mother.

    0

    People Magazine

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Kid Rock appropriately arrested in a Waffle House fight.

    0

    Sunday, October 21, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Times (UK), The

    Public Relations Ideas

    Apparently Hillary set Socks on fire or something

    0

    InternetNews.com

    Public Relations News

    Skype Co-Founder Admits Expectations Were Too High

    0

    InternetNews.com

    Public Relations News

    Microsoft Responsible For Nearly Half of IT Jobs

    1

    Internet.com

    Public Relations News

    The search giant topped analyst estimates in its third-quarter, thanks to swelling ad revenue, higher-than-expected traffic and strong growth in international markets.

    0

    Harpers

    Attention Whores

    Report: Kurtz Blog Induces Coma-Like State

    0

    Gawker

    Attention Whores

    Gosh, Howard Kurtz, Don't You Think You've Had Enough?

    0

    Media Orchard

    Social Disease Media

    Uncle Remus explains the blogosphere

    3

    Buzz Bin, The

    PR Advice

    You really don't have to have the last word in a blog conversation

    2

    Chicago Tribune

    Brand Equity

    United Airlines CEO wants to charge passengers who want their luggage to come first off the plane

    3

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations Ideas

    Ron Paul: Freedom vs Dependency on the State

    0

    Saturday, October 20, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Celeb nipple slip

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Uma Thurman shows front and back sides

    0

    TVgasm

    Attention Whores

    Tila Tequila's reality show A Shot at Love features some people who look like they need their shots

    0

    Break.com

    Public Relations Ideas

    9-11 wackos disrupt Bill Maher's live show (video)

    0

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Craven Demagogues

    Obama hanging out with reformed gay gospel singer -- reformed from being gay, not from singing gospel

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Newsbabes

    Zac Efron Has Big Muscles

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Overhype Alert

    Vick to adopt Iggy

    0

    AP

    Craven Demagogues

    Bush says he's a conservationist; will preserve wildlife -- at least until penguins catch fire from global warming

    0

    Copywrite, Ink.

    SEO Mistakes

    Weather permitting, Veronica Mars fans will fly a banner "Buy Veronica Mars Season 3 On Sale Now" from Middletown, Ohio, to Cincinnati.

    0

    YouTube

    Public Relations Ideas

    If Jesus Christ ran for office, what ad would his political opponent run?

    0

    Thicket Wire

    Facebook Tips

    Vanessa Hudgens has called it quits with her 'High School Musical' co-star boyfriend Zac Efron.

    0

    Influential Marketing Blog

    Good Ideas

    Here's an idea: an uber business card

    0

    Imagethief

    Public Relations Agencies

    Is there a racist element to anti-China coverage over lead in products?

    0

    Washington Post

    Publicity Stunts

    Give Limbaugh credit -- charity stunt turns "phony soldiers" controversy in his favor

    4

    Guardian

    Craven Demagogues

    Putin relaunches Cold War vs. US -- via TV call-in show

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Newsbabes

    Melissa Theuriau target of racist hate campaign because of Moroccan boyfriend

    0

    The Bastardly

    Newsbabes

    Newswoman Melissa Theuriau on the cover of Park Magazine (w/ cleavage)

    0

    AP

    Public Relations Disasters

    Rapper Nas has confirmed the title of his new album... N***er. Taking the sting out of the word?

    3

    Friday, October 19, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire

    Attention Whores

    Lindsay Lohan Side Boob Picture

    0

    TMZ.com

    Facebook Tips

    Trump gets trumped by his new celebrity apprentices: they take a don't give a shit attitude

    0

    New York Magazine

    SEO Services

    Fox Business Network is all about the gold

    0

    Fishbowl LA

    Facebook Tips

    Fox cuts executive assistants' pay, using the anticipated writer's strike as an excuse

    0

    Yahoo! News

    Public Relations Ideas

    Romney denies focusing on Clinton criticism, stating that he whacks Democratic candidates equally

    0

    ESPN

    Web Design Inspiration

    Torre gets the shaft

    0

    AP

    Good Ideas

    FDA: Cold medicines (that do nothing) should be reserved for those over the age of 6.

    0

    New York Daily News

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook stirs up plagiarism accusations.

    0

    HuffPo

    Facebook Tips

    Rebecca Romijn repeats the same story word for word on both David Letterman and Live with Regis and Kelly.

    6

    Buzz Bin, The

    Public Relations Agencies

    Zappo's shows human side in retailing shoes: good PR is readily apparent, intended as just PR or not

    1

    Fox News

    Public Relations Ideas

    Fox to air controversial right-wing documentary on Islam. We're shocked -- shocked!

    0

    Fox News

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    David Copperfield accused of rape

    1

    AP

    Public Relations News

    Comcast finds a creative way to stop customers from downloading.

    1

    Los Angeles Times

    Bad Ideas

    Airlines are finally making great profits by screwing passengers

    0

    Copywrite, Ink.

    Public Relations Disasters

    Independant internal investigation team for John Mackey's "Rahodeb" postings are led by Divad, Nhoj, and Hplar. Go figure.

    1

    Washington Post

    Brand Equity

    Little Old Lady Hammers Comcast

    3

    CNN

    Public Relations Disasters

    Nobel Prize winner in hot water for saying black people are dumb (and no, it's not Al Gore)

    2

    CanuckFlack

    Public Relations Agencies

    Brian Connolly drops Strumpette for a new blog writing in his own name

    0

    Romenesko

    Public Relations Agencies

    ABC's PR department goes for some quid-pro-quo product placement

    0

    Media Orchard

    PR Advice

    Let the SEO master show you how it's done

    2

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    SEO Services

    Futurists discuss what newspapers will look like in 2020

    1

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