Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Sorry, hipsters—your ironic scene
is about to be inundated by a new crowd. Select Applebee’s locations throughout the country are transforming into Club Applebee’s
after-hours (meaning 10 p.m.
), which as Business Insider explains
, is when the red Solo cups come out and debauchery ensues. Doesn’t the restaurant get enough trouble with serving minors
as it is? (Video below potentially NSFW)
We’ll see if the club concept sticks. One thing that hasn’t been sticking: sand on the beach volleyball players at the Olympics. What’s kept Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings sand-free throughout their triumphant third gold-medal
run in London? Apparently, it’s a matter of design
Speaking of design and the Summer Games: Now that the Olympics will soon be over, Adweek
just has to ask: In hindsight, was the London 2012 logo really that bad?
McKayla Maroney is probably not impressed with it—at least judging by the new Tumblr account turned viral meme, McKayla Maroney is not impressed
. The silver-medal winning U.S. women’s vaulter seemed to give it her approval by retweeting a link the site.
Maroney might be enthralled knowing the extent to which media and marketing have driven the Olympic Games throughout history, as this infographic
from Sparksheet.com shows. Eh
, probably not—but I am.
I’m also awestruck by Jon Hamm’s versatility as an actor. The “Mad Men” star flexes his comedic chops alongside Lena Dunham and Alex Karpovsky while introducing a new iPhone app for The New Yorker
Meanwhile, smartphone users nationwide gathered in New York’s Times Square on Wednesday for the Sixth Annual U.S. LG National Texting Competition. This year’s winner with self-proclaimed “abnormally fast thumbs”
is 17-year-old Austin Wierschke of Rhinelander, Wis.
Though not quite as swift as Wierschke’s texting capabilities, Mitt Romney’s traveling press secretary Rick Gorka will be back
on the campaign trail next week. It’s a quick return for the spokesperson. Just last week
, the campaign said Gorka would be taking some time off following his “Kiss my ass” remark to reporters.
Keeping Gorka’s comment in mind, OPEN Forum
might consider adding “Kiss my ass” to its list of eight things you should never say to a client
is also advising you steer your PR team away from these five client relations faux pas
Some might consider it quite the faux pas for social media gurus to (No. 1) call themselves a guru and (No. 2) cook with this Facebook-inspired oven mitt
. Trust me—you’re bound to “like” it.
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