Don't Trend On Me!

A place to discuss terrible public relations and marketing.

Thursday

11

September 2014

Don't Trend On Me!

by Ed Zitron

In 2008 - almost six years ago to the day - I started my career in public relations. Every book and blog I read described it like some sort of media-esque Wolf of Wall Street. Parties. Popularity. Success. Everyone loves a PR guy.

This industry is not like that. In fact, it's bad. I'd go as far as to say it's almost universally bad. It is laughably distant from reality, painfully lacking in self-awareness and distinctly unfriendly to real humans.

This is a blog where I, along with some select contributors, will talk about:

  • Terrible social media garbage that people post on the internet.
  • Really terrible pitches (IE: the emails that people send to reporters to get them to write about things).
  • Terrible ad copy and marketing copy we see.
  • Whatever is happening in marketing or PR.

There is no set goal, nor is there any particular rhyme or reason nor end-game. Also, you'll see the "contact" and "about" parts at the top of the page. They don't work and I'm not fixing them. Alright,

Anyway, thanks for reading.

-Ed