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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. Before you go to the comments, head over to our Facebook fan page to see who won The Now Revolution contest!). I woke up on Saturday morning to a tag on Facebook with an article from The Daily Kos. The story.

What Is Wrong with PR?

Spin Sucks

from stray hashtag tweets and advertising gone wrong to fake personas and astroturfing. If you’ve not read “ The Problem with Public Relations ,&# it’s a good piece to read (especially the comments), but this is the most stabbing point: So many questions, so few answers. It was a rough week in public relations last week. We have a new client. No, we had a new client.

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.”. Drop a comment and say hello to our friend, Benson! Despite the fact that he lives in Albuquerque (oh, who am I kidding?

Adventures in Social Networking with Mom and Dad | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

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. Additional comments powered by BackType Click ‘Like’ to join us on Facebook! Every now and then, our enthusiasm can get the best of us. “Oh Crap. Parents, you’ve been warned! Right.

Five Social Media Predictions for 2010


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. invite you to share your reactions to these, and add your own, in a comment below. Here are my five social media predictions for 2010. 1. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream. Most AR applications in 2009 were quaint curiosities designed to demonstrate the AR concept. Geekspeak marketing and lack of public awareness will hold AR back.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

The Glossary – Add to Your Vocabulary and Your Business Practices Astroturfing - These are blogs deliberately intended to create content that appears to come from a “grass roots&# organization but is actually being produced by a PAC, a PR firm, or some other groups wanting to influence a conversation without admitting their true goals or funding sources. All around bad news.

Social Network Marketing: Empowering Others

Geoff Livingston

Comments may be used in the final edition. In fact, such an effort will likely create a damaged brand reputation a la Wal-Mart after it participated in several public astroturfing (the practice of undisclosed fake or inauthentic representation in public media) scandals. The following is draft material for the second edition of Now Is Gone , which is almost out of print. So let them!