Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Sure, these secrets aren’t as sought after as McDonald’s “special sauce” recipe
, but thanks to Yahoo and professional food developer Barb Stuckey (where was she during my school's career day?) we now know why Spam can sit on the shelf for eternity, as well as what lab concoction truly constitutes a non-dairy whipped topping. Read about those cooked-up conundrums, as well as five other mystery foods here
Venturing from whipped topping to Topshop, the trendy fashion retailer inked a deal with department store Nordstrom
to introduce its main line, as well as its guys’ brand, Topman, starting in September. Said Topshop owner Philip Green about the partnership, “This will be a new customer for them, and a new customer for us.”
Speaking of fashions, have you gotten a look at LeBron James recent ode to Arnold Palmer? King James, as he’s called, kicked up some dust in the sneaker community
after tweeting a pic
of his new Nike LeBronold Palmer 9 shoes. Based on the looks of them, I’m not sure they’re much of a tribute to the iconic golfer.
Regardless, there’s no chance LeBron’s shoes will make as many waves as the new U.S. Olympic uniforms. Politicians in the States are fired up that the manufacturing of the garbs—which were created by American designer Ralph Lauren—was outsourced to China
. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it best, “"If they have to wear nothing but a singlet that says USA on it, painted by hand, then that's what they should wear.”
[Related: Official beer of the Olympics protested in London]
Another hot U.S. debate, at least for the Republican Party, is the running mate for presumptive GOP candidate Mitt Romney. As the selection narrows, Drudge Report has named former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the current frontrunner
A familiar name has also reemerged in the news recently, though not as a potential vice presidential pick. Alex Bogusky, whose departure from the advertising world, not to mention a booming agency he essentially started, is back. However, as Bogusky tells Advertising Age
, he doesn’t feel as though he ever really left.
Tweets you thought you’d left in the past have also returned due in part to a newly launched search tool called oldtweets
, enabling users to search tweets dating as far back as the social network’s first year in 2006. Huffington Post
collected 19 tweets
you thought you’d never see again.
[Related: A guide to Twitter’s new search function]
I suppose oldtweets could be a means of finding quick and entertaining content for your company blog, especially when 73 percent of marketers feel they don’t have the time to devote to their brand’s curation process. Nonetheless, BlogStar
make a case for why you should
Meanwhile, OPEN Forum
is making its own case for why you need to manager your personal brand; here are five reasons
And aside from earning a degree, one important reason for going to college is to “guarantee your future” by finding the perfect husband—at least that’s what public relations major Amber Estes argues
in a column for the University of Georgia student newspaper.
Wonder if that has anything to do with Facebook adding a “weddings and celebrations” feature to its social network. Either that or, as TechCrunch indicates
, the site might be maturing along with its recently married executives.
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