Don't Trend On Me!

A place to discuss terrible public relations and marketing.

Wednesday

11

November 2015

Any Asshole Can Become A Certified PR Guy

by Felix Biederman

I’ve read about PR more in the past few weeks than I ever have in my life before. I went into this thing with a lot of preconceived notions—PR people are repulsive cyphers barely holding onto reality and drastically inflate their own importance. However, after spending some time reading these blogs and writing about them, I still believe exactly that. Ed turned me onto an online PR accreditation…

Monday

09

November 2015

The "Dangers" Of Stress

by ChadzwickGlustone

Every mark of human progress has been benchmarked by the claptrap of alarmists. With the steam engine, there were those who claimed speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour would kill humans. The pyramids were built as ancient Luddites claimed they’d exhaust rock resources. Thomas Edison was nearly railroaded by the jealous Nick Tesla as he invented electricity. As email and teleconferencing have proliferated, workers are now able…

Friday

06

November 2015

Working The Media: The Coward's Gambit

by ChadzwickGlustone

I always like to say, I didn’t find PR, PR found me. Before I even pitched, it was in me. State appointed psychologists said that my childhood mischief such as tricking my cousins into hurting each other at Thanksgiving demonstrated a personality suited for public relations. My adolescence told a similar tale. I was always spinning and putting people in contact with each other. However, I realize that most…

Thursday

05

November 2015

My Advice To Ben Carson

by ChadzwickGlustone

Presidential campaigns are the only things that approach social media campaigns as far as importance. Needless to say, every single campaign could benefit from a PR expert looking over the candidate’s speeches. I’ve transcribed a speech from Ben Carson and have generously pointed out his PR flubs with what he should say. Christians, brothers, lessers, (OK Ben, here’s your first problem: why are you mumbling! You’re…

Monday

26

October 2015

Airbnb's Airbungle

by ChadzwickGlustone

Airbnb has raised the ire of a few by putting up ads trumpeting the millions of dollars the app pays in taxes (http://www.cnet.com/news/airbnb-ads-san-francisco-tax/). People found this in poor taste, and it’s obvious why. Airbnb is exhibiting a classic case of a tone-deaf corporation totally missing its mark when it attempts to relate to the general public. I shouldn’t even have to be saying…