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Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine: No Time to Post Information, We’re going on the Colbert Report

Update, August 11 2011: Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine has used Americans Elect’s terms of service through getsatisfaction.com to require that we remove all quotations from this article that criticize Americans Elect. Although we believe that under fair use provisions of copyright law we have the right to publish excerpts for purposes of [...]

Putting the PR Back in Christmas

Which real meaning of Christmas is Carroll Trosclair talking about? The one in which Christmas is about telling the difference between a toddler’s shoe size and a children’s shoe size while slaying zombies while playing Resident Evil? Toll, the ancient Yuletide Carroll. Toll. [...]

Chevron Adopts “Authentic Street” Veneer to Keep Selling Itself

Irregular Times’ inbox this morning features not one but four copies of a press release from oil giant Chevron, eager to build hype for its new advertising campaign:

Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) has announced a new global advertising campaign aimed at showing Chevron as a “real people” corporation…

Each print ad is designed with an [...]

Coda to the Bill Richardson for President “Grassroots” PR Machine

Back in 2007, when J. Clifford mused that a “grassroots” Zanby group expressing fanboy love for presidential candidate Bill Richardson seemed like the PR move of a campaign insider or someone who was angling to be hired for the campaign, Jeff Gulko protested and demanded that such musings be removed. Jeff Gulko worked for the [...]

Journalists turn Quran-Burning Transcription Fodder into a Conversation

The Obama administration revealed late Tuesday that is prepared to unveil a new blah de blah initiative in the upcoming weeks despite the pressures of the oncoming congressional election season. “Blah de blah blah blah, blah blah de blah,” Defense Undersecretary Blahford Blahdepants explained in a press briefing. “Blah de blah blah, blah blah, blah [...]

Americans Elect Leadership: Patron, Paid, Silent Partner

Shortly after the Labor Day break in the first weekend of September, I expect the group Americans Elect (which plans to elect its own President of the United States in a mysterious but well-funded fashion) to announce itself publicly. If the experience of predecessor Unity08 is any indication, it will be a strong public relations [...]

Confirmed: Americans Elect editorial prompted by Invitation-Only meeting in Aspen

Everyone knows that “from a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” But you can lay the groundwork. Americans Elect, the corporation with an aim of electing its own President of the USA, is gearing up its public relations machine. As it turns out, the first editorial to pass judgment on [...]

How To Write for the New York Times Technology Section in 4 Easy Steps

You can write for the New York Times Technology section, and I’ll show you how in four easy steps:

1. Subscribe to the Apple Press Release newsfeed at http://www.apple.com/pr/ so that every time Apple comes out with a new gadget, you’ll know right away.

2. When an Apple corporate press release pops up on [...]

CPAC Picks Favorites; Who Do You Want to Run Against Obama in 2012?

The Conservative Political Action Conference has concluded its 2009 gathering by releasing the results of a straw poll that reveal not only the preference of members for a 2012 presidential candidate to run against Barack Obama, but also the mood of conservative activists regarding future presidential races, the current president and the current state of [...]

Review: Mammoth NYC Review Pack Materials

Today, I got an unsolicited commercial e-mail from Patrick Sammon of Mammoth Advertising, a New York City firm specializing in “entertainment marketing initiatives.” What’s the word for unsolicited commercial e-mail? Gosh darn it, I forgot. Well, whatever it is Pam next door will be sure to remind me.

The point is, cher Patrick generously offered [...]

The New Ribbon

The white knot is the newest activist ribbon. Will it actually promote the cause of marriage equality, or just promote itself? [...]