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Archive for May, 2007

Where does Angus meat comes from?

Monday, May 28th, 2007

There’s no Jack In The Box in Florida, which is a shame, because I’d love to have seen their innuendo-full ads asking just what part of the cow their competitors’ Angus beef comes from. The folks at CKE Restaurants, parent company of Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s, are not amused, as they recognize and pronounce the G in Angus, thank you very much, and are hauling Jackie into court. “They’re not being funny,” CKE chief executive Andrew F. Puzder said Friday. “They need to stop misleading people about what Angus beef is.” You tell ’em, precariously-named executive.

Dr. Martens Campaign Gets Stinkier

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

I almost posted about the furor over the dead punk rockers wearing Dr. Martens boots campaign yesterday (hat tip to Charley), but it seemed to be lacking a punchline. My instincts were right, as today it’s been disclosed that the responsible agency has been fired. That’s right, Saatchi + Saatchi– you’re taking the fall! In further attempts to distance themselves from the pseudo-fracas, Dr. Martens has provided a quite disingenuous explanation, only adding to the general Bad PR hilarity.

Holy Zeus!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Ye Olde Gods must be angry and hurling bolts at the competition. Now — do you think Christians would perceive this as an ‘accident’ or a ‘sign’? C’mon, Christians, tell the truth now…

“Throw Paris Hilton In Jail” Petition Gains Momentum, Dirtbags

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Oh, joyous day! The fabled “Throw Paris Hilton In Jail” internet counter-petition has gained the backing of some, er, heavyweights as Motley Crue add their voice to the clamor. That’s right, Paris. Leave the drinky driving to the pros.

From the inventor of the Wall Of Sound…

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

it’s the Dome Of Hair. Seriously, what is Phil Spector thinking when he shows up for his trial looking like a guest star on Welcome Back Kotter?

Preparations are underway…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

…for Paris Hilton’s correctional sleepover. How does a socialite prepare for 45 days of the joint? Why, by smoking a celebratory joint, of course. Now — I’m sure none of us are surprised that Paris smokes weed, and even less so that a picture of this behavior is out on the interblags. What is interesting in this article is the mention that the “Free Paris Hilton” internet petition is woefully behind the “Jail Paris Hilton” one, by a factor of two.

“Hasta la vista, baby…”

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

It appears that the previously-mentioned petition to Free Paris has landed on The Governator’s desk. However, Gov. Schwarzengerfdflkh (that may not be the correct spelling), who knows his politicks and can discern between an Internet Petition and an actual Request for Pahdon, is claiming that he’s ‘too busy to help Paris’.

Paris Hilton Is Too Beautiful For Jail

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

The hits don’t stop a’comin’ — it’s like Paris, considerate socialite she is, is giving us a stockpile of Bad PR stories in anticipation of her incarceration. This one is about the petition to keep Paris out of jail that has been going around. I had a link to the original petition a couple of days ago, but for some reason neglected to post it. Now I know why — I was waiting for this article and the liberal sprinkling of snarky links it contains.

Meta Bad PR!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Oh, that wily Paris Hilton! Here we were, all a-twitter about her depriving us of 45 days of Bad PR hilarity while she cools her stiletto heels in the slammer, when she reveals that her imprisonment is all the fault of her PR person, opening the door for all sorts of interesting plot twists. There’s bad PR, then there’s Bad PR. And sometimes, it’s both!

Announcing some upcoming downtime…

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Dear lord, where is our Bad PR blog going to go when Paris goes to the hoosegow?  Doesn’t Judge Sauer have any decency? Does he not realize that he’s tampering with a national resource?