To get free shoes, blogger blackmails company with threat of negative press

“Someone tried to blackmail me at BlogHer,” George Smith Jr., the social media specialists for shoe brand Crocs, wrote on his blog. He’s referring to the BlogHer conference in Chicago last week, where thousands of female bloggers (and some men) gathered for the organization’s annual event. According to Smith, a blogger asked him for a free pair of Crocs; Smith declined, saying he had run out of freebies. The blogger replied: “Ya know, if you don’t give me shoes&#8…

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