Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Americans have countless media outlets to turn to when tracking the race to the White House. I, however, turn to my local 7-Eleven, which is back with its 2012 7-Election
coverage. The convenience store offers
voters two coffee cups from which to choose: blue for Obama, or red for Romney. As of Friday morning, the president maintained a 58 percent to 42 percent lead over the GOP contender. Perhaps that’s because Tea Party supporters are drinking Snapple. (via Foodiggity
Mark down Snoop
Lion for a blue cup. The rapper endorsed
the “Preezi of the United Steezi
” during a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new documentary, “Reincarnation.”
While we, the people, will have our say in November, football fans have already spoken. According to figures from sports e-tailer Fanatics.com
, Peyton Manning’s No. 18 jersey is No. 1 when it comes to sales. The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, take top franchise honors.
[Related: Despite PR setbacks, NFL continues to thrive]
I’d buy a jersey in support of the Topless Female Trampolining World Championships, but I don’t think they wear one. Actually, the whole thing is just part of a new tongue-in-cheek video
produced by the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign (MACA) and CoppaFeel. Touting “the best job in the world,” the effort, which stars Chris O'Dowd, aims to educate guys that they, too, can get the disease.
Kate Middleton wasn’t jumping on any trampolines, nor is she jumping for joy now that she knows a French gossip magazine Closer published topless photos
of her taken while she was on vacation with Prince William earlier this month. Maybe the Royal Family should leave their clothes on—eh, Prince Harry?
I’d encourage you to fight back, Kate, but those French journalist—they slap
[Related: Was Alison Pill’s topless tweet a cheap publicity stunt?]
Although violence is never the answer, neither is unethical behavior. Nevertheless, sometimes even good people do bad things at work, a notion upheld by a new white paper
. OPEN Forum
draws out some of the key highlights
And sometimes, bad things happen to good people. Case in point: The decent folks at the Red Lion Area School District; they’re only crime was not proofreading their banner more carefully when asking for support for “pubic education
[Related: A simple, yet important tip to sharpen your writing]
Typos are annoying, but that’s just one of the many downsides of technology. Spellcheck can’t catch everything. Still, it’s not nearly as exasperating as these 19 annoying global technologies
Although I’m usually annoyed to ride the bus, this “EPIC” commercial
for public transit in Denmark may have me reconsidering my stance.
A number of New Yorkers probably wish the city would reconsider its stance on sugary drinks after the Board of Health approved a ban on the sale of large sodas
and similar beverages at restaurants, streets carts, and movie theaters.
Self-imposed bans on “pink slime” in restaurants, grocery stores, and school cafeterias has led Beef Products Inc. to sue ABC News for a reported $1.2 billion
. The suit claims that the network made nearly 200 "false and misleading and defamatory" statements in its coverage of the meat product.
[Related: Maker of 'pink slime' launches PR counter-offensive]
False or not, there’s still something about the composition of “pink slime” that grosses me out. Then again, composition is something designers struggle with every day. So why do they do it if it’s so difficult? That’s the subject of a new project
by Herman Miller and agency Hello Design. (via AgencySpy
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Wonder what those designers have to say about eBay’s new logo
Is there something you think we should include in our next edition of #TheDailySpin? Tweet me @iquotesometimes with your suggestions. Thanks in advance.