The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bill Smith
MAY 15, 2015
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
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Why wouldn’t someone want to start and end their day by scrolling through Facebook or Twitter, checking Instagram one more time, and maybe just a quick little dip into Vine? People who think spin , astroturfing , and whisper campaigns are the way to get attention. We spend a lot of time talking about why spin sucks on this blog. We have that down. Here are a few items from my list.
Personas Created to Attack and Smear
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
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. Communication CIA created personas Daily Kos DOD facebook HBGary public perception TwitterThe story. Oh, but wait!
Seven Ways to Change the Perception of PR
AUGUST 2, 2011
Don’t create fake social media grassroots support for your product (a practice called astroturfing ). This even has implications for our Twitter streams and other social networks. Today’s guest post is written by Glenn Ferrell. He wraps up by directing our attention to “scummy spammers,” “scummy web marketers,” and ”scummy black hat SEOs.. You get the picture. In the U.S.,
The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Benson Hendrix
APRIL 17, 2015
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.”. He’s on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Tumblr , Flickr , and on his new photography site, “ Still Life with Twitch.”
Five Social Media Predictions for 2010
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
Location-based applications like Foursquare and Brightkite will not be the darlings of social media as some predict, but will instead turn into features and dissolve into general social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Twitter recently rolled out its Geotagging capability on a limited basis. 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. space.
7 Tips for Staying on Top of the Social Wave
Direct Marketing Observations
OCTOBER 15, 2010
Think of Wal Mart or Astroturfing. There’s a reason why Twitter is killing Facebook in CTR rates. 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. Your competitors?
Adventures in Social Networking with Mom and Dad | Almost Savvy
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Twitteleh – Twitter for Your Jewish Mother Why answer the simple “What are you doing? question on Twitter, when you could be providing the information you mother really wants to know? 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.
Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog
Bare Feet Studios
JULY 8, 2009
Here’s a good example of a PR professional (Todd Defren) who discloses when he is Twittering on behalf of a client. One of the better known cases was “Janet who created a Twitter profile for Exxon Mobile. Shill bidding, found on many auction sites such as eBay, is punishable by law and may result in fines and or prosecution. See “Astroturfing above for more.