Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
” And then Clint Eastwood will probably talk to it. Parodying the actor’s now viral speech to a chair
during last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., a music video
from Jonathan Mann (a.k.a. @songadaymann
) proves the powers of #Eastwooding extend beyond furniture and mere inanimate objects. Its scope also encompasses dirty, dirty mops and mall cops.
Now if only the Democrats can get 90-year-old Betty White to counter
Eastwood at the party’s national convention this week in Charlotte, N.C.
Meanwhile, the Romney campaign has failed to encompass one notable demographic: African Americans. Reports Jezebel
, recent numbers from a poll conducted by NBC and The Wall Street Journal
show that the GOP nominee is garnering zero percent favor with African Americans.
Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan is garnering little favor after his lackluster and error-ridden pep talk
in the locker room of his alma mater Miami-Ohio prior to its football game on Saturday, in which the team lost to Ohio State 56-10.
Ryan isn’t the only one tripping over sports facts. A T-shirt sold at Old Navy
touting the Houston Texans’ 1961 AFC Championship should have read the Houston Oilers. "The NFL clothing sold in our Old Navy stores is created by a third party sports licensing company," said company spokesman Edie Kissko in a statement. "It is our intention to always provide the best merchandise to our customers and NFL fans. We apologize for this error and are removing the T-shirts."
From a design standpoint, I’d demand an apology from my spouse if they commissioned this ad
—saying, “Please Hire My Wife"—that appeared on two billboards in Ohio. At least the response to the husband’s labors seem encouraging. Bet someone gets the good lovin’ tonight.
For any lovers of cat videos—and let’s face it, who isn’t—I hope you at least know about the inaugural Internet Cat Video Film Festival
held at Minneapolis’s Walker Arts Center over the weekend. (via The New York Times
I prefer the Huxtables to furry felines, which probably explains why I could spend hours watching “Cosby Watches Cosby,” courtesy of Mike Schuster
Caught an illness? You might blame someone else’s cellphone. According to LiveScience
, those everyday lifelines carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats
, which makes sharing your phone with someone a health hazard.
A hazard to your brand’s digital social media strategy might be putting too much emphasis on Pinterest. Although Zappos Lab director Will Young reveals
that Pinterest is the most popular social network on which its customers share items, a post to Facebook or Twitter will result in greater revenue for the online retailer.
[Related: How 3 nonprofits successfully use Pinterest]
Revenues at the box office are down this summer, with Hollywood reporting its lowest attendance in 20 years
Adding insult to injury: “The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure” debuted to a record worst opening weekend
for any film playing in more than 2,000 theaters. The toddler flick took in only an average $207 per theater.
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