Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Booth—John Wilkes Booth. More than 147 years after the infamous assassin shot Abraham Lincoln inside of Ford’s Theatre, history is repeating itself. This time, however, it’s at the movie theater, courtesy of two ill-placed NYC subway posters
promoting the newest installment in the 007 franchise, “Skyfall
,” as well as Steven Spielberg’s recent biographical war drama, “Lincoln
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Turns out that promotion is only a fraction of what ticketing service Eventbrite
is offering organizers. From trading event photos via Instagram to exchanging professional contact information through LinkedIn, it appears that in providing an easier way to reach potential attendees, the startup is also “building a new kind of social platform
Dunkin’ Donuts is also using Instagram to help scare up a little consumer engagement this Halloween. Offering the chance to win a $100 gift card, the coffee franchise is encouraging customers to post photos of its coffee cups cloaked in creative Halloween costumes
using the special hashtag #DresseDD.
For a bit more of an adult beverage to get you in the Halloween spirit, Time
magazine made a collection of eight great pumpkin beers
to quench your seasonal thirst.
It seems that no matter the season, the focus at Whole Foods is always on remaining green. Perhaps that is why the company topped the list of Penn Schoen Berland and Landor Associates’ annual Green Brands consumer survey. View the full results here
, as well as the disparity between PSB’s Reputation Score and Newsweek
’s Green Score.
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Speaking of Newsweek
, after the publication announced
it will soon switch to a digital-only format, company chairman Barry Diller has mentioned that any cuts or layoffs will be as “spare” as possible
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As for any client looking to cut loose its respective agency, make sure you don’t do it in the wake of Bryan Christian’s death. Consumed with the morbid thought of his “untimely departure from this earth,” the advertising professional penned a letter for his clients
asking them to stay with his company in the event of his death.
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Meanwhile, buzzword-stricken advertising and marketing professionals are feeling the brunt of abuse for their social media “B.S.” as part of a new campaign by Adobe
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A new commercial from 72andSuny for Samsung ditches the B.S. between the company and Apple
for the moment, and instead focuses on selling its latest phone based on the idea that its great for both making and watching sex videos
And that’s not even the most provocative ad we have today. Get a load of a new campaign from Sir Richard’s Condoms touting “Happy Birth Control Day
Is there something you think we should include in our next edition of #TheDailySpin? Tweet me @iquotesometimes with your suggestions. Thanks in advance.