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The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bill Smith

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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

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

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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

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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

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.”. He’s on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Tumblr , Flickr , and on his new photography site, “ Still Life with Twitch.”

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

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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.