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Archive for November, 2008

November 24th, 2008

This Goose is Cooked Pitch

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We’re not sure if we’re outing this person or giving them a Presidential pardon like they do for one lucky Thanksgiving turkey. But when someone asked the Bad Pitch Blog to review a children’s book, we weren’t sure if we should laugh or cry.Hello. I’d …

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November 5th, 2008

Hope: Universal Motivator

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Understanding motivation is key in affecting the news, public opinion and, ultimately, change. Often it is important to reflect on precisely what motivates us. This is just what I did over the past month. Having recently graduated from college, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a New York PR pro. I performed day-to-day tasks efficiently [...]

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November 5th, 2008

And They Say Reporters Don’t Care…

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The NY Times’ Saul Hansell dropped us a line about bad pitches recently. Of course we had to share:—-My biggest problem with pitches is that at least half the ones I get, I can’t understand what the company does or what the pitch is about. Often, t…

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November 3rd, 2008

How This All Got Started*

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We were cleaning out the archives and found our back story –- how the Bad Pitch blog was born.Cue squiggly lines and narrator’s voice…—-The seeds for the Bad Pitch Blog were planted in 1995 when the book “Toxic Sludge is Good for You,” used…

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