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We Suck

Phil Harvey
5/2/2006

6:00 PM -- PR pros are the best.

What they lack in diplomacy, they make up for in directness. Note today's email quote of the day from Bernard Adelsberger, a vice president at Weber Shandwick Public Relations:

Your site is useless. I'm already registered, but when I click on an article I want to read, I get a registration page... I don't have all day to go around in circles.

It turns out that Bernard discovered a sort of design flaw in our sponsored White Paper area that is sometimes confusing. I won't bore you with the details. Suffice to say, by declaring us useless, Mr. Adelsberger has actually proven useful to us, as we're always looking to improve the site.

Thanks Bernard!

— Phil Harvey, Another Useless Editor, Light Reading

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DCITDave
DCITDave
12/5/2012 | 3:55:19 AM
re: We Suck
Don't pile on, Panda. The guy who wrote that we're useless is only a Vice President. I think that means he's a part-timer.

ph
Lite Rock
Lite Rock
12/5/2012 | 3:55:18 AM
re: We Suck
Obviously Bernie should have read the "Etiquette for Dealing with Media Outlets" Whitepaper from WS new Chief Reputation Strategist, Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross.

It is also clear that this underling is but a pup, which is not old enough to know who Jim Croce is and is likely about to learn the same lessons as Big Bad Leroy Brown did.

Regarding the WS "JUGGERNAUT", I have never seen such a steaming pile of poorly written, pompous, self aggrandizing crap. I think they need to get some help from a good Marketing/Ad Agency.

"WS is well positioned to maintain its status as the preeminent global behemoth in the PR world."

The contractor called and said the door widening project is complete!

The last time I saw that many CEOs, GMs, and EVPs was back when DSC was shipping product to a warehouse and calling it revenue!

I think the principals ought to sign a deal with Jonathan to appear on a BlowOut episode. Just think more PR for WS and they can actually look like the Juggernaut they claim to be.

Jonathan:
http://www.bravotv.com/Blow_Ou...
Jerry Jones
http://www.avalanchejournal.co...
Ryan O'Neil
http://www.filmsnobs.com/www/j...

I think we need to start an official pool to predict when you either get an apology or Bernie leaves to "pursue other opportunities".

I'll take May 8th, @ noon.

Cheers
Road Trip
Road Trip
12/5/2012 | 3:55:15 AM
re: We Suck
Don't ever pick a fight with those who buy ink (or pixels, in this case) by the gallon.
DCITDave
DCITDave
12/5/2012 | 3:55:15 AM
re: We Suck
re: "Don't ever pick a fight with those who buy ink (or pixels, in this case) by the gallon."

Dude, this is the Internet. We all buy pixels by the gallon now.

ph
FinBurger
FinBurger
12/5/2012 | 3:55:07 AM
re: We Suck
Good to see you, sir.

May 4th, baby! We made it. (just)
"Ill" Duce
12/5/2012 | 3:55:05 AM
re: We Suck
What a website. It goes beyond steaming bowl of pus to self-pimping megalomaniacal kool-aid drinkin' a$$clowns.

The copy on their site looks like someone had too much to drink at the CrappyHackneyedBusinessJargon.... launch party.

I've worked with a few people like this, they disguise their lack of intellect with neologisms and euphemisms like Chief Reputation Strategist.

Here's a CEO reputatuon strategy for ya... quit paying them 200 Million dollars to screw up a company and then leave. Why not fire them and tell them they suck at business and they need to find a job where they won't hurt anyone but themselves.

Or maybe tell them to keep their mouth shut on the witness stand and not say things like "when you live that lifestyle it's hard to turn it off" when referring to your defaulted $70M personal loan that your "Board Buddies" gave you right before your company tanked and took down a whole lot of other people with it. Except you of course.

Then again, I could be off the mark.

Ex-DSC Hmmmm?
Do I know you Lite Rock?
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