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The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bill Smith

Spin Sucks

Astroturfing is a perennial favorite of mine. Where You Can Find Bill Smith You can find Bill on Twitter , LinkedIn , Instagram , and on his photography blog. FollowFriday follow Social Media algonquin park Astroturfing Danny Brown martin waxman marty neumeier meta skills philip marlowe sam fiorella the big sleepHe is the IABC/Toronto social media manager. No, I would not.

What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

Spin Sucks

We spend a lot of time talking about why spin sucks on this blog. People who think spin , astroturfing , and whisper campaigns are the way to get attention. Related Stories Nine PR Blogs to Read Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed Fight or Flight: Responding to a PR Crisis. We ask people every week in the Spin Sucks Inquisition , and we get really great answers. Bonus!

Seven Ways to Change the Perception of PR

Spin Sucks

Don’t create fake social media grassroots support for your product (a practice called astroturfing ). Disclose any time you are being compensated for blogs or any other relevant online updates. In other words, don’t  mix PR for your clients with your own blog or  mix editorial and advertising. Today’s guest post is written by Glenn Ferrell. You get the picture.

Personas Created to Attack and Smear

Spin Sucks

The article, which has leaked information about a program from HBGary , describes astroturfing, bad publicity, and downright unethical public relations all bundled in one. Companies creating personas to follow you on Twitter, read your blog, friend you on Facebook. Personas who will read your blog and gang up on you. You know that gets me going! The story. Oh, but wait!

What Is Wrong with PR?

Spin Sucks

The New York Times let a business owner rant on their blog, TechCrunch took a stab at a PR professional, and Jeremy Pepper , Mack Collier , Shannon Paul , and I debated a PR vs. publicity Quora question on Beth Harte’s Facebook wall. from stray hashtag tweets and advertising gone wrong to fake personas and astroturfing. They just don’t read this blog. For free.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

The FTC is looking into the practice as well, as I blogged about here and here. Character Blogs or Personas - these are  blogs that are written by an alias or an obvious person who is not real. My friend Toby Bloomberg created one years ago for one of her clients , though some early bloggers insisted that only real people should have blogs. Flogs – aka  Fake Blogs.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Benson Hendrix

Spin Sucks

Whether it’s astroturfing campaigns, or violating FTC regs when we pay social media “influencers,” there are some questionable practices that are done because “it’s what the client wants,” or “the ends justify the means,” or “because I can and no one will stop me.”. One of the top rated PR blogs in the Wooooooooooorld!” Let’s just say no one has ever described me so colorfully.

Adventures in Social Networking with Mom and Dad | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Oscar Del Santo´s last blog. ORM and the Dark Side: Astroturfing, Flogging and the Viral Marketing Campaign that never was Reply Irene Koehler says: September 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm You’re absolutely right. Every now and then, our enthusiasm can get the best of us. Twitteleh – Twitter for Your Jewish Mother Why answer the simple “What are you doing?&# Right.

7 Tips for Staying on Top of the Social Wave

Direct Marketing Observations

Think of Wal Mart or Astroturfing. Information posted publicly on blogs, Facebook , Twitter , forums and other sites is fair game. 5) Engagement strategies will be different on every channel because of the data returned from #4. Often times you have to step in it to realize you are in it. It’s permeating every part of our daily lives. Focus on focus- Want to grow your product?

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Five Social Media Predictions for 2010

Socialized

Many enterprises are launching blogs on TypePad or WordPress and building social networks and communities on third-party software or developing it from the ground up using Ruby-on-Rails. The EU Unfair Business Practices Directive technically banned astroturfing (the practice of company or paid third-party representatives posing as consumers and leaving positive comments on a blog or forum) some time ago. Here are my five social media predictions for 2010. 1. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream. These companies could end up being acquired. 3. space.

5 Attributes of a Healthy, Real-Time Culture

Convince & Convert

Sadly, Astroturf didn’t.). ————– This is the first in a 7-week blog post series covering themes included in The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social - my new book with Amber Naslund , debuting February 1 (pre-orders and first chapter for free available now). Demonstrated Trust. Their ingenuity might surprise you.

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