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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. 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?

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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. For free. Five weeks.

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! By Gini Dietrich. Wow, this is a hard one. What can I say? OK, OK.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

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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.

Adventures in Social Networking with Mom and Dad | Almost Savvy

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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.