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Archive for September, 2008

September 17th, 2008

Are PR Tools Bad Form?

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Services like HARO bring us dozens of media leads in a single email. Press Release Grader evaluates our news releases to make sure they’re tweaked to deliver top online performance. PitchEngine and the news wires help push these releases to the world…

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September 16th, 2008

This is NOT a Pitch

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A news release is not a pitch. Well, neither is this intro I just received.Dear Mr. Kevin Dugan,Please consider the press release below for publication in an upcoming issue, either on-line or in print.Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank…

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September 12th, 2008

PR, Politics & The Politics of PR

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Last month Kevin said something that stuck with me: Let’s not be partisan on the blog. It was when I was going to go all Barack on you guys…saying how people had to stop saying how Barry’s Win was a fait accompli. This was just before the conve…

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September 10th, 2008

Bad Pitch Crime Fighters

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Guhmshoo immortalized the Bad Pitch Blog! Now if only my right hand spit fire like that…sigh.More of his work is here.Thanks Guhmshoo!Speaking of banding together to fight the good fight, I added links to our Twitter pages and our Facebook page in t…

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September 10th, 2008

Help a Reporter Out and Bad Pitch Blog? OMG we’re like BFF!

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Peter Shankman and I spoke to a sliver of HARO’s near 30,000 members yesterday about better media relations. A flood of new folks are reading Bad Pitch Blog as a result, so I thought I’d post our top 20 posts according to AideRSS as a helpful revie…

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September 8th, 2008

Old Journalism’s Demise…….Good News For Us!

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I am writing to you from 35,000 feet where American and something badly branded as Gogo Inflight has granted me 12 buck access to the Internet. I mean, welcome to the 2000′s, right? Today the New York Times announced another 500 cut from the payroll – …

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September 1st, 2008

Samsung, Westinghouse Digital, Dotster — STOP Doing Business with Lois Whitman, Michael Ingalls and HWH PR

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Some PR pros may not fully realize the level of responsibility they have to their clients. When you represent a client, your actions reflect their brand.And it’s with this knowledge that I wrote the title to this post. We’re giving HWH PR a Bad Pit…

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