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The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bill Smith

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What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

Spin Sucks

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 ask people every week in the Spin Sucks Inquisition , and we get really great answers. We have that down.

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 ). Today’s guest post is written by Glenn Ferrell.

What Is Wrong with PR?

Spin Sucks

from stray hashtag tweets and advertising gone wrong to fake personas and astroturfing. It was a rough week in public relations last week.

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. I woke up on Saturday morning to a tag on Facebook with an article from The Daily Kos.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

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See “Astroturfing&# above for more.

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.

Five Social Media Predictions for 2010

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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. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream.

Social Network Marketing: Empowering Others

Geoff Livingston

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.