The family and company that manages/parents the gang from Odd Future. They sound more like guardians than managers. Very interesting how the deal with the record company isn’t about singles but creating a cross-channel production group. This could apply to other industries too I should think.
I got a press release from Forest Éireann (they represent smokers) about the latest study on plain packaging and them debunking it.
The study provides no credible evidence to suggest that plain packaging will reduce youth smoking rates or have an impact on adult consumption.
At the end of the release was this:
Forest Éireann is funded by Forest UK which receives donations from tobacco companies in Britain and Ireland. We do NOT represent the tobacco industry. We have a completely independent set of goals that are centred around the right to smoke a legal product without undue harrassment or discrimination.
So when I did a Google News search for the “credible evidence” line…
So if PRs were so good at PR, why did PR get such a bad reputation? Answer, in my view, partly because some PRs aren’t actually so good at it, but also because the real spin doctors in the modern world are journalists, broadcasters and bloggers
Written and acted by a 17 year old. Amazing talent. Beautiful language.
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Quick piece in The Economist on how Democrats and Republicans use language when campaigning. I always notice that the Republicans are on-message and have the better catchphrases. Especially when in opposition. Death panels, eh?
Frillseeker.ie is the new website from Kirstie formerly of House Beaut.ie. Pretty site about accessories and so much more.
Old people by law have power over their adult kids in China. “On the same day, a court in the eastern city of Wuxi ruled in the case of a 77-year-old mother who had sued her daughter for not visiting her and for failing to help her financially. The court ordered the daughter to do both, or face fines or even detention”
It all goes back to sales and shoe leather. In the heart of the start-up world, some have become door to door salespeople.
Play companies and real companies. An awful lot of startups in Ireland seem to be play companies. Or dole companies since they’re bankrolled by the civil service. CLOUDMOBILELOCALSOCIALCON.
CIT are offering a number of free Spingboard college courses (you must be unemployed to avail)
Irish Times and the Indo both to get paywalls in 2013. Great for the smaller news sites, if they cease on this. Free content is unfortunately better than quality content, volume wise. Ironic too that the newspapers who seem to want kickbacks from RTÉ will help traffic to RTÉ with this move.
Find me a provocative topic, and I’ll show you something you don’t have to spend a lot of marketing dollars to launch. People like to be provoked, and if you are provoking with information that is on the side of the angels, on the side of the consumer, the louder the industry reacts. And they just can’t win. It’s the greatest way to market, pick a fight with somebody who can’t win.