Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
With opening day of the 2013 MLB season just a couple weeks away, time is running out for baseball fans to pawn their precious Topps cards or sell off an extraneous kidney—anything
to cover the staggering price of those stadium beers, I suppose.
Heck, even notorious non-Hall of Famer Pete Rose—no stranger to selling a piece of himself to make a few bucks—is padding his pockets before spring training ends. According to Uproxx sports blog With Leather
, the ex-Red and his Playboy model fiancé Kiana Kim star in a series of local commercials for Cincinnati retailer Muenchen’s Furniture. As Yahoo! Sports
contests, the ads are certainly no Kool-Aid Man stealing a hit
off old “Charlie Hustle,” but they’re still awkwardly splendid to marvel upon:
Equally as marvelous is this 2005 Excedrin spot starring a then-unknown Elisabeth Moss. The “Mad Men” star recently spoke with The New York Times Magazine
to discuss how her character Peggy might feel about the ad. (via The Huffington Post
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An ad for Kmart is also getting attention, but not for reasons the retailer would have hoped. Reports ABC News
, PETA spurred an upheaval within the animal rights community after a five-foot-long white-tipped shark died while filming a spot for the store in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, advertisers for LG are taunting Samsung with the placement of the brand’s newest billboard in Times Square—right above its industry rival. Adweek
has a photo.
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Not all ad placement is as meticulously thought out. In fact, Complex
shares 25 instances that are downright inappropriate.
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Inappropriate is just one way social media managers might describe a recent Facebook post by London Luton Airport. According to BBC
, a spokeswoman issued an apology after an image was shared on its page of a plane crash from 2005 at Chicago’s Midway Airport where a Boeing 737 slid off the runway
, crushing a car and resulting in the death of six-year-old boy.
Perhaps the airport’s digital team can pick up a few pointers from Synecore’s Sean Royer and Spencer Ploess. In the agency’s latest installment of its “Marketing Technology Minute
,” the pair address what mistakes brands are making online: (via Social Media Today
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Grammar mistakes, too, are quite common, which is why Idea Tap
outlined five of the more persistent errors it generally comes across.
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Spelling is also important, as Boing Boing
demonstrates—that is, unless this eatery truly meant for its patrons to use their “tongues” to pick up cookies:
Although there’s no telling how sanitary his “hands” are, HERB, the robotic butler in the fourth installment of the Oreo Separator campaign, is quite diligent in removing any and all cream from the cookie before serving his owner: (via PSFK
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The insanitation continued at a recent NBA game, where Bleacher Report
offers a highlight of one basketball fan’s grotesquely priceless reaction after a camera caught him picking his nose. Personally, I’d be more embarrassed being caught at a Trailblazers game:
BP and PETA were among a couple of big names caught in a modern day reimagining of classic Disney films thanks to Jon Cozart. Watch as the YouTuber performs as an a cappella
quartet to find out what became of your favorite princesses “after ever after”: (via Co.CREATE
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