Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks?

Every day I read lots of blogs, tweets and news stories. 50? 60? It's hard to count them all. Today seemed like there was a ton of odd stories that grabbed my attention, even though there was a great deal of hard news out there (HP-3Com, Intel-AMD, etc)

Here is a sampling:

"Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks? - A Look Back at Oddly Charming Cold War Ads"
- Jim Edwards at Check out the "Communism, Hynotism and the Beatles" ad. A classic.

"Warm Weather And Raw Oysters Don't Mix"
-Deidre Woollard at Luxist. Apparently, our governmental masters think that oysters are a danger to our Republic and want to ban them during certain times of the year.

The Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman won the Gold Glove and the team hired its interim manager as a full time one. Nats blogger, Federal Baseball has a recap here.

"Survey: 42% Say PR Budgets Will Remain Flat in 2010"- the fine folks at Vocus surveyed 1800 PR and marketing professionals to see what budgets will look like. Flat. Yay. However, five percent of the respondants said that budgets will increase "significantly". Hey Vocus- if you could email me the names, email addys and phone numbers of the people who said that, I'd be really grateful. Thanks!

1 comment:

Frank Strong said...

Thanks for the mention of the survey Jeff. Maybe the UK would be better? We ran the same survey in the UK with ~280 respondents where 35 percent said budgets would remain flat, while 29 percent said budgets would increase slightly and another 7 percent said budgets would increase significantly.

Frank Strong
Director of PR
Vocus | @vocus