Sometimes it’s better just to laugh

Today, no clever postings about the finer points of grammar or etymology. No long ramblings about RSS feeds. Today, just two vaguely copywritery, bloggy-related items that made me laugh: From my copywriting feed, the dictionary.com word of the day is chortle: to utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle. What a fantastic, … Continue reading Sometimes it’s better just to laugh

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Why does everyone hate PR? Even PR people?

Today my twitching, flinching eye lands on no fewer than three items in my PR feed which slate PR people: Public Relations Rogue laments that 'far too many PR professionals are woefully ignorant of emerging techonology and trends that impact communication' His posting is based on another one in the feed, by Dave McLure, in which … Continue reading Why does everyone hate PR? Even PR people?

The Doc Martens fiasco: crisis mismanagement

Over at PR Disasters Gerry McCusker gives an account of Saatchi and Saatchi's sacking over a tasteless ad campaign featuring famous dead people wearing Doc Martens boots, the idea of the campaign being that, unlike their wearers, they're 'made to last'. The agency's reaction is none too clever either: Creative Director Kate Stanners says the ads … Continue reading The Doc Martens fiasco: crisis mismanagement