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Archive for May 2008

Gina Trapani Still Doesn’t Get It

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My favorite quote describing the Gina Trapani situation came from Mary Wallace in the comments to this post:

Gina’s blanket vomit of so many PR names was like the mean teacher in middle school who screams ‘detention’ instead of teaching kids how to behave. Very old school and shows she and the author of the wiki are best at knee-jerk anger, instead of cooperative involvement. I understand being pissed, I understand venting, but a wholesale list of the local pr industry is bitchy and destructive.

I also completely understand Gina’s position; I wouldn’t want to get hit with so many emails on my personal account. She still doesn’t get why her “punishment” was a bad move. Check out socialTNT’s posts here and here explaining the situation.

Her Tweet, below, reminds me of a high school kid who wants to do something rebellious just so the other kids will think she’s cool. Yeah….

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May 12, 2008 at 10:41 PM

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Chris Interviewed by Hannah Smith

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Last week, Hannah Smith, journalism student at the University of Oregon, interviewed Chris about Twitter and its uses for PR. Hannah posted the resulting podcast on her blog, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love PR. Hannah did an amazing job on the Podcast. She asks some insightful questions and her intro and outros rocked!

Check out her post, or download the podcast here.

Hannah, thanks for having me on your show!

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May 12, 2008 at 10:05 PM

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Facebook’s Brandee Barker Is Cool

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Last night, Marie and I met up with MG Siegler from VentureBeat and Kristen Nicole from Mashable, and went to the Fast Company “Hot” party.

The club, Prana, felt a bit like a temple; square columns lining two sides of a nave-like dancefloor, all bathed in red light. The flames projected on the front stage made me feel like I was in the middle of some pagan ceremony. I half expected to see Scoble qiking the sacrifice of a virgin to the gods of print in order to keep the circs up. It took all my strength to prevent myself from running around with my Flip asking people when traditional media would die.

One of the highlights of the evening was meeting the lovely Brandee Barker, Director of Corporate Communications at Facebook. We chatted a bit about her new boss (he was on Brandee’s shortlist of potential bosses), and the differences between in-house and agency PR (she prefers in house). Brandee plans on checking out socialTNT. Hope she doesn’t get too upset with the Beacon post. I tried to stay constructive and not be a basher.

Above photo from left: Kristen Nicole (Mashable) MG Siegler (VentureBeat) Marie Williams (socialTNT/flackette)

(PS: I happen to really like Fast Company and am completely thankful they invited me.)

Written by Chris Apollo Lynn

May 7, 2008 at 9:48 PM

Scoble Reviews ‘Iron Man’ at TechCrunch Screening

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Last night, Marie and I met with MG Siegler from VentureBeat to watch “Iron Man” at the TechCrunch screening. On our way out, we ran into Robert Scoble. Watch as we all review the movie.

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May 1, 2008 at 3:00 PM


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