Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Pulling out chairs, opening car doors, and, if you’re playing by the rules of Patti Stranger
, “no sex before monogamy.” Those are the obvious ones that moms, rom-coms, and TV matchmakers have instilled in young lads, and it’s a decent start to the gentleman’s dating guide. However, a recent article suggests the rules are more complicated when courting a woman who works in public relations.
According to Your Coffee Break
’s Nicole Botsaris, guys need to be keen on a few other traits if they stand a chance at having a “PR girl” fall “head over (Prada) heels in love.” Botsaris outlines seven traits, including the idea that your lustrous industry maven is sure to “over-analyze everything.” What do you think of the list? Anything to add?
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On the other hand, Chicago Public Schools has removed an item from the list—its student-reading list, that is. Reports The Guardian
, authorities eliminated Iranian author Marjane Satapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir “Persepolis” from its seventh grade curriculum, citing its explicit language and imagery. The decision incited protest from teachers and anti-censorship groups, as well as the writer.
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Ever wonder what might have been on the student reading list for Harry Potter and his wizardly pupils? Jesse Galef
sure has. According to io9
, Galef even crafted real-life reading lists for each of the fictitious houses at Hogwarts. From Gryffindor to Slytherin, check them out at Measure of Doubt
The houses of Hogwarts don’t make mental_floss
’s list of fictional homes that people can actually live in or visit.
Unlike my apartment, you probably won’t find many IKEA furnishings in those homes. If the retailer had its druthers, it would probably wish you couldn’t find information on some of its past scandals, either. Unfortunately, The Huffington Post
is revisiting news on eight of them.
Speaking of The Huffington Post
shines a light on 10 lessons that brands can learn from the news site, such as the power of syndicated content and the importance of blending art with science.
The lessons continue for PR students, whose degrees alone might be failing not only them, but also the industry. Sam Oakley of Wolfstar Public Relations explains on the agency’s blog
English sometimes fails us all. Publicists are no exception. Broadway’s Rick Miramontez was reminded of this notion after a playbill for the show “Vanya and Sonia an Masha and Spike” incorrectly credited Sigourney Weaver with an Oscar for her work in “Aliens,” an error pointed out by a Village Voice
columnist. However, as PRNewser
indicates, Miramontez not only owned up to the mistake, but he even used that old industry charm in an email explaining his gaffe:
“…it was MY mistake, NOT hers. And, for the record, I thought she had won Oscars for Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, too.”
Clearly, small errors can oddly result in big wins. Further demonstrating this point is a collection by Business Insider
of the best 404 error pages on the Web.
What if that error page was the result of an idea you had that the client ultimately killed? Helping you grieve your loss, The New York Egotist
introduces Killing Cool, a new app rewarding industry creatives for their dead ideas:
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If Don Draper was real and alive today, he’d probably see an ample amount of his ideas shot down. Funny or Die
seems to think he’d be more amped for the final season of “Breaking Bad,” however, at least according to its prophetic timeline of upcoming “Mad Men” seasons.
Not sure if you're really the “Mad Men” or “Breaking Bad” kind of person? Better take this quiz on BuzzFeed
to find out which AMC drama you are.
Meanwhile, Google is making it easier to find GIFs. Reports Laughing Squid
, the online giant announced that it will add filters to its image search to help in uncovering the often-amusing animated graphics.
RELATED: Video: A short history of the GIF
Is there something you think we should include in our next edition of #TheDailySpin? Tweet me @iquotesometimes with your suggestions. Thanks in advance.