Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
I hate to miss the coming attractions before a movie—sometimes they’re the best part. Heck, I’d watch the dancing concessions
on repeat rather than suffer through “From Justin to Kelly
” again. But if the day ever comes that Tumblr takes its GIFs to the big screen, don’t worry about missing the trailer. Here’s what it’d most likely look like
Related: Tumblr for brands: Simple ways to use this powerful platform
Speaking of looks, eBay just got a new one. Check out the highly Pinterest-like redesign
that the online shopping and bidding site debuted recently.
Wendy’s unveiled a fresh look, too. For the first time since 1983, fast food’s famous redhead had her pigtails trimmed as part of an updated logo and overhaul
for the Dublin, Ohio-based, No. 2 hamburger chain
Being No. 2 isn’t easy. Perhaps that’s why The New York Times
has counseled Joe Biden and Paul Ryan on the No. 1 rule to Thursday night’s vice presidential debate
: Be memorable (in a good way). We’ll see how the advice shakes out when it comes to our social media winners and losers
this time around.
Of course, neither Biden nor Ryan proved influential enough to nab a spot on AskMen’s Top 49 Men
list of 2012. However, their running mates did. Obama was No. 10
, while Romney ranked 24th
. James Bond seized the top spot
Meanwhile, it was Chinese writer Mo Yan who took top honors as this year’s Nobel Prize winner in literature
for his “hallucinatory realism” with which he “merges folktales, history and the contemporary.”
As for anyone looking to improve upon their writing skills of the social media variety, Social Media Today
offers these five tips
Want tips on earning a higher salary? Try being more attractive. According to Aol
, there are good reasons why beautiful people bank more at work, as well as prove more successful in life.
A new book
recounts the life of Mad
magazine. “Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity
” hits shelves Oct. 30 and features an intro from none other than Stephen Colbert, who admits to having saved his allowance to buy the publication as a kid.
Elsewhere, the life of the 6.5-ounce glass Coke bottle came to an end Tuesday in Winona, Minn., when the last one rolled off the line
. The bottles, which are too expensive to produce in a world of plastics and aluminum, were first made in 1915.
won’t cease to exist, but the publication is changing hands. The Los Angeles Times
reports that Penske Media has acquired the magazine
for nearly $25 million.
Looking to acquire more business, daily deal site Groupon asked a select number of agencies to pitch ideas for a new advertising campaigns
, its first since the company’s 2011 Super Bowl ads controversy
Old Navy is all about the deals, as well. In fact, to mark its 5 millionth Facebook fan, the retailer created a “human coupon
” redeemable for 30-percent-off in-store purchases.
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