PRBlogNews in battle to the finish

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Forget global warming, genocide, recession, floods and fires. The battle of the century is taking place now and PRBlogNews is trailing in the early returns. We need your vote to overcome the early lead of the Glass House blog, authored by Frank X. Smith, President of Waggener Edstrom.

Unfortunately, there has been some confusion about how to vote in this competition.  It’s actually quick and easy: Click the image above or go to the PRWeek blog competition page here.  Scroll down until you see the widget above. Click on PR Blog News and your vote will be instantly recorded. Send a message for change: Vote PRBlogNews.

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Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn P.S. 277Forget McCain – Obama, the big vote for top dog PR blogger starts tomorrow, Wednesday, August 6, PRBlogNews against the lame Glass House blog. Click logo on the right or here to vote PRBlogNews. Voting ends Friday, August 8, 5:30 PM EST.

Why vote PRBlogNews?

Okay, I am a sporadic blogger, prone to fits of inspiration, long bouts of malaise, and I don’t do the incessant link-love cirle jerk thing necessary to pump up the social media ratings. I am not even a fan of social media -  I would rather eat a three day old hot dog out of a street cart than go to the Social Media Club.

So, we have a bit of an attitude. This is New York and it’s required. No excuses. We also break the BIG stories, like PR & LSD – a long strange happy tradition and Don’t eat the brown acid. Look around the cubicles of Waggener Edstrom these days and you might notice naked account executives tripping and writing far out PR programs thanks to PRBlogNews.

We don’t swallow the PR of the PR business - Burson digs itself deeper - and we stand up for flack rights when reporters try to assert their delusional superiority - Nocera to PR: Screw You.

Jay Rosen, academic social media pundit and tenured huckster took umbrage with our post: Jay Rosen – I Can Do Whatever The F@#k I Want . Jay’s adult response: Rosen: Mark Rose is a clown. Use that as a headline for your next post.

Okay, Jay, I’m a clown. I don’t take myself, or this business, seriously. See Is there no humor in public relations? Transitive Nightfall. Now with Extra Diamonds.

And the bigshots of the business notice us, sort of, unless they don’t:

Mark, you denegrate yourself  … Richard Edelman

Thanks for being such a great ambassador for PR … Howard Rubenstein

Mark Rose. Who he? … Jack O’Dwyer

Glass House is a corporate blog by a corporate guy who wants to say he has a blog. How many of those do we need? Do the right thing. Vote PRBlogNews now and send a message to the PR Man: we want change we can believe in!

PRWeek Blog Competition is a Joke

Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn P.S. 277PRWeek has announced its Blog Competition and PRBlogNews is one of the lucky 32 in the running. What, you didn’t know there are 32 PR bloggers? There aren’t. The other 31 are imposters, has-beens, hacks and hucksters. By process of elimination, PRBlogNews is not only the best PR blog, it may be the only PR blog. 

In posts this week we will dissect the first head-to-head competitor we face – the Glass House blog by Waggener Edstrom (sounds like a play by Henrik Ibsen) Worldwide President Frank X. Shaw.  Anybody with a middle name of X. should be automatically “X”d out.

For now, here is a snapshot of some of PR blogs in this sorry “competition” (no link love here). 

PR 2.0? We’re already on PR 3.0. Solis should archive his blog and find another gig.

Richard Edelman 6 AM? Richard has 2,400 fawning employees who must read his droll blog or else they don’t survive until 7 AM. Unfair.

Micropersuasion – How did Rubel get on this list? He doesn’t write about PR, wouldn’t know PR if it smacked his Twitter. His blog should be renamed Microconfusion.

Blogservations – How much can we stand Gomes aching about how he doesn’t like to blog? How many Edelman white male bloggers stacking this deck?

Digital Influence Mapping Project – Grandiose title masks Ogilvy big agency psycho social media babble. I don’t know what Bell is talking about … it’s not PR.

more later …

PR/Media Week in Review 08-03-2008

Mark Rose, Editor, PRBlogNews PR Week In Review August 3, 2008

Politics & PR rumble, tumble, toil ‘n trouble

McCain’s Obama onslaught, launching negative ads that generate buzz in the pre-convention lull, is smart PR, what you expect from a wounded combatant. He’s using the media to generate media attention way beyond the ad buys alone. The first “negative” ad, which reportedly ran only six times in local markets, serves as the shot off the bow of a skirmish that will employ aggressive and creative PR tactics. It is proof of the power of PR – leveraged beyond its cost if employed correctly. McCain now has a Rove-trained attack dog who knows how to apply pain that reverberates through traditional and social media. Early advantage: GOP.

Barack Obama has so much money (his real advantage) that he can employ the best PR minds (sic) that money can buy.  Can Demos fend off the ‘wimp’ and ‘neophyte deluded celebrity’ tags the GOP is trying to pin on Obama? The answer to that could lead to victory in November. Lieberman and Kerry squared off on “Meet the Press” today to set the tenor of the escalating attack vs response cycle that will spin out as we head to the conventions. Obama can gain advantage by sticking Kerry in a corner and taping his mouth shut for the next couple of months. He seems to embarass Demos, and himself (not that he has that much self-awareness) whenever he speaks. He’s a loser – didn’t anybody tell him?

I don't care about politics, cartoon

Mark Penn, head of Burson-Marsteller, is still smarting from the lashing he took as head Hillary Clinton pollster and message maven. Upfront it was obvious that Penn would go down in flames – you can’t head a PR agency involved in as much high level weirdness as Burson and not bring down a Presidential candidate. Penn has been on a mission since rejoining Burson to to present a non-partisian face to the public, most notably by hiring failed Republican spinner Karen Hughes to bolster business from both sides of the aisle.

Apparently, top-level Demo and GOP spinsters agree that money is infinitely more important than beliefs. And Hughes showed right off that she is perfectly suited for the PR agency business by dispatching an email to Bursonites full of hyperbole, obfuscations and excalmations that reads like a qualifying statement for $600+/hr PR consultant:

“today’s leaders in business and government face the challenge of thinking globally and acting locally, developing broad umbrella themes that shape perceptions of their industry, brand or product, while also customizing those messages for many different customers and cultures.” – excerpt from Karen Hughes email to Burson employees

This week 23/6 (Some of the news/Most of the time) launches its Get Your War On animated series by comic David Rees. First episode below, new episodes weekly. The political season is upon us.