For those new to the Strumpette, we've been hosting a caption contest. Each month since the beginning of the year, we've posted a picture; and each month we've subsequently chosen one caption and awarded a cash prize. (For past announcements and winners click here.)
Anyway, we've narrowed June down to 5. Our favorites are by Doug Haslam, Bruce Pilgrim, Eric Yaverbaum, Dennis Spring and Rodd Simonsen. But we're totally at an impasse. Would you help us please?
Below is the photo for June as well as a polling application. Take a second and pick your favorite. We'll keep this open until Sunday 12 PM CDT and announce the winner next Monday.
Doug, Bruce, Eric, Dennis, Rodd... the $1,000 is almost yours. Good luck!
NOTICE: Wednesday, 12:26 PM CDT, voting has been suspended. We suspect that the poll has been hacked. We are presently working with Blogflux to see if we can rectify the situation. Please standby. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Look Around: As you are aware, few industries have ever (EVER) experienced as much poor PR as, ironically, our business. C'mon! The imagery of the sleazy spinmeister seems now ingrained in the minds of the general public; and questions of efficacy plague practitioners on the corporate front. Arrrgh, terrible.
Ask Yourself: How did we get ourselves into this mess? More importantly, how can PR reassert its value?
That, my friends, is the whole megillah.
Through a whirlwind combination of case studies, original interviews and even a wild history ride that traces modern PR tactics back to the Boston Massacre of 1770, “The New PR” examines how the public relations industry needs to take a more aggressive and proactive approach in order to survive. Hall examines where traditional media relations is giving way to an approach that places greater value on experiential marketing strategies. The book details the intricacies of D.I.Y. digital media, the effectiveness of event promotions, and the challenges of getting the C-Suite leadership to understand and appreciate the value of The New PR.
“The New PR” brings together the most imaginative and controversial thought leaders in today’s PR world to chart a future that the industry traditionalists cannot seem to grasp.
Buy it. Read it. Come back here and let's talk about it.
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