by Aaron Starnes
Happy Halloween. This week's spooky installment is sure to send chills down the steeliest of spines. It's not actually scary but instead it's heinously boring! Cue the evil laughter and lets get it on!
Nine things PR pros need to know Friday morning, 10.31.2014 is an article that appeared today on PRWeek.com. It was written by Frank Washkuch who is not likely to be very eerie, but that beside the point.
9. Apparently Chevrolet was embarrassed somehow and there's some sort of sports analogy that I don't understand attached to it. Frank includes a link to help you understand. I looked at it and still don't really get it.On a somewhat related note I think that the new "mid-sized" pickup, which is a misnomer because it's as big as a fullsized truck from half a decade ago, is out. It's garish relative to the older, more compact, model.
8. Twitter has demoted Daniel Graf, Before very recentlyhe was the new Vice President. Are there terrified tweeters thumbing their technology anxiously? Not to me, but perhaps some PR pro somewhere is chewing his nails back to their bloody quicks.
7. Sen. Mary Landrieu a Democrat from Louisiana is in hot water for what she said to Chuck Todd about President Barack Obama’s popularity, Apparently you can't say "the South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans."
6. The Washington post said something about the Secret Service which is hounded by rumors about ladies onf the night. I hope no one has contracted something that will haunt them for the foreseeable future.
5. The Detroit Free Press the book by Jason Vines, "What Did Jesus Drive? Which is about zombies packing themselves into a Toyata Prius as tightly as possible.
4. Canada manages to make some more news as Jian Ghomeshi gets fired over reports that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
3. Perhaps the most frightening news is that December 18th will see the final episode of the Colbert Report. "At some point next year, Colbert will inherit David Letterman’s role as host of the Late Show on CBS."
2. Speaking of creepy, Big Brother er, um, Facebook is now scanning user's posts for political commentary. They're gathering information regarding age and whether the commentary is positive, negative, or neutral. The saddest most tragic thing is that we voluteer our privacy.
1. "WPP’s third-quarter PR and public affairs revenue numbers" that were underwhelming, which sure is scary.