Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
So that’s where the FedEx delivery guy ended up. Kidding. Although judging by this security footage
, it would appear that the man behind one of last holiday season’s biggest PR mishaps
has met a worthy adversary. After not receiving a tip, a delivery guy for an Iowa Pizza Hut peed on the door of one rather unlucky customer. Unlucky for the Pizza Hut employee, the whole incident was caught on surveillance. Despite returning to the soiled scene to clean up the mess
, the deliveryman was fired.
Related: How FedEx turned a disaster into a PR win
The incident in Iowa brings up an important question: Is it ever OK not to tip? Reddit users recently discussed the notion in a heated exchange
on the site after a photo was shared of an alleged “single mom”
who left her server zilch on a $138 bill. At least she said, “Sorry.”
As for Diane Sawyer, Twitter users alleged the news anchor was drunk during ABC’s evening coverage of the election. BuzzFeed
pulled together a collection of 17 tweets
about the reporter’s unusual demeanor, and Gawker
spliced together this video
to help justify viewers’ thoughts on the matter.
Related: Election night 2012 makes history on Twitter
Of course, then came the parody Twitter account, @DrnkDianeSawyer
Twitter was also buzzing on Election Day with a number of users Instagramming their voting ballots to post online. Only problem: it’s probably illegal
in some states.
Related: 10 photos telling the story of Election Day (so far)
The legalities aside, the outcomes of those voting ballots re-elected President Obama
to another four years in office. So what does this mean for the marketing industry? Advertising Age investigates
The marketing efforts of Apple are often praised, but the tech company has had its fair share of fails, too. From its faux wood iBooks bookcase to the imitation leather banner on iCalendars, Mashable
highlights the tech giant’s Skeumorphism Hall of Shame
, a “skeumorph” being “an ornament or design representing a utensil or implement.”
Speaking of flopped designs, Social Media Today
suggests 10 reasons your website redo will ultimately fail
And now, for completely “useless
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