Friday FAIL – PR Fail and PR Win

To pay homage to the twisted twins PR Fail and PR Wins set up by Jonathan Hopkins and Brendan Cooper (a new overseas FH colleague) respectively, I’m turning this week’s Friday Frivolity into Friday FAIL. Actually, it’s also just an excuse to highlight some of the hysterical things that brighten my day from the Fail Blog (Pictures and Videos of Failed moments).

So in honor of PR Fail and PR Win…

fail owned pwned pictures
see more pwn and owned pictures

fail owned pwned pictures
see more pwn and owned pictures

fail owned pwned pictures
see more pwn and owned pictures

I actually have my own thoughts about PR Fail and PR Win and they boil down to:

  1. I’m tired of PR people getting bashed, but
  2. I understand why some of us deserve it

I know a lot of great PR people who are trying to turn that image around – and I hope I’m one of them – but it’s a big, dumb boat to turn.

Incidentally, here’s a REALLY provocative and interesting post from Sweeney, bashing Michael Arrington bashing PR folk – definitely worth a read. Also, for more information about PR Fail, visit Brendan’s PR Fail commentary and the subsequent conversation he had with Jonathan.

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2 Responses

  1. I’ve been busily populating PR Wins, but I’m sad to say I came across a PR Fail today. As I said in the exchange with Jonathan Hopkins, it would be cool to get some sort of system together to show how the two stack up – as in, is PR winning or failing? And as for the PR-bashing, well it’s a meme that’s currently doing the rounds yet again…

  2. Hi Luke – thanks for the mentions – PR Fail, PR Wins (and PR Win!) have definitely got some sort of debate going which is great. As Brendan says – now we just need to up the ante and make sure that it stays productive. Brendan . . . looking forward to catching up soon when I’m back in the UK!

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