I once shacked up with a TV news anchor here in Chicago. In exchange for a little nookie, I bathed in the halo of minor celebrity for a while. We always had the best table at the finest restaurants. There were tickets to the playoffs. There were the subtle looks of jealousy from other women. It made me Queen of the Agency. I loved it. He got beaners (definition: hummers but you don't hum). I fed him client stories. It was the perfect marriage of PR and the Media.
Hold that thought. I'll be back to it. I was reminded of narcissistic "life is all about Mark" the other day while reading an article in the Financial Times, "The Truth About Spin." Author John Lloyd discusses the PR/Media relationship... where we are today, how we got here and what's next.
I am pleased to introduce a new feature today, the "Strumpette Sex Minute." It's a roundup of current sex-related news nudes that directly and/or indirectly impacts marketing communications. For "roundup," think Baradell's "Pick of the Orchard" but actually with interesting stories.
As to the "sex minute," this is a brief summary. Where I'd like to continually challenge Strumpette's audience, here I am going to be extra careful. I do not want to overestimate our primary demographic, the typical PR blogger male wanker. Boys can get depressed.
Also note, so as to be totally PC and inclusive, not that I am into it but Kami you're invited, too.
Today, I lay out four stories of interest: Austrians are the most satisfied; Baylor Bans Playboy Photo Spread; Thoughts of Sex Messes with Men's Heads; and Bra Marketing Busts Out.
On Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:41 AM, Ronn Torossian, President and CEO of 5WPR, emphatically promised that he was going to sue us. No real reason, he was just irritated by our teasing him about getting in bed with pornographer Joe Francis. Anyway, Ronn gave his obscenity-laced word that we'd see the complaint in 72 hours. It's now late by
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