“Bone broth” is soup. It is soup and not some other, different thing. It is not new or fancy. It is not even a new kind of soup. It is soup. “Bone broth” and “soup” are synonyms.
The rumor that there's video of Dez Bryant doing something bad is gaining steam—though not necessarily legitimacy—and while everyone waits for something to happen, one enterprising PR person figured out how to spin this into an opportunity for a client.
Colt McCoy was the hero of tonight's big Washington win over Dallas, and so it figures that he'd be doing the run through of all the ESPN networks—given they hold the broadcast rights to Monday Night games, after all. Turns out a PR handler doesn't want McCoy talking to ESPN's Spanish-language Deportes network, though.
I don't think I understand this. The Milwaukee Bucks, who finished with the worst record in the NBA this season, sent these ping pong balls to a select group of fans because...something.
Here are three emails we received today:
What do Robert Griffin III, Mike Epps, and ESPN's Jemele Hill all have in common? They all want you to go see their boy Marlon Wayans's hilarious new movie, A Haunted House 2, TONIGHT!!!
Below is an email that just popped into our inbox, from Paul Hughes, head of international media relations for Qatar's Supreme Committee of Delivery & Legacy (!). That makes him the main flack for the outfit that's overseeing the 2022 World Cup, which one international group expects to kill more people than the…
Less than 24 hours after we reported Wantster had teamed up with America's Worst Charity and America's Worst Person, the cheap Pinterest knock-off is ending its partnership with Kids Wish Network (but affirms it's dedicated to promoting Chris Brown).
Every day, optimistic PR people fill our tips box with mumbo-jumbo about new sports websites, book review offers, and other pitches that usually get auto-tagged as spam and are subsequently binned. Today, though, we received the following—and it's so perfect we can't help but share it with you:
"Hi Tim, I have a fun, sports-themed video for World Malaria Day, April 25 that I would love for you and Deadspin to consider."
All your favorite athletes are chillin' at the ESPYs Nokia PreParty. I hear it's awesome. Almost as awesome as this social media PR fail. First, an accidental DeSean Jackson tweet, and then a flurry of other athletes tweeting that precise line. Most of them, at least, remembered to take out the publicist's note. [USA…
This email popped into our tips inbox just a little while ago:
Rob Gronkowski's official (unsolicited) comment, presented without comment:
This press release was just forwarded to us:
A reader and Bobcats season-ticketholder (we extend our deepest sympathies) passes along this letter from Charlotte management which mentions the exciting things happening in the 3-25 Bobcats' future. The exciting things, as you might have guessed, are not really exciting.
Linsanity has swept New York City. This much we know. What's harder to fathom is the origin of the term "Linsanity." The big-city tabloids would have you believe their headline writers invented the portmanteau during the last fortnight. Incorrect! The term dates to an earlier era: July 17, 2010. That's when Andrew…
Two months ago, John Sieglinger of Raleigh removed his raiment and ran across the field at halftime of the East Carolina University-Southern Miss football game. Three days after that, The East Carolinian student paper published uncensored photos of Sieglinger's Streak on its front page and its website, sparking moral…
Yesterday, we posted the impossibly lame Indy Super Bowl Shuffle video, a barely baked marketing effort by the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. Betraying a profound ignorance of how the Internet Machine works, the ICVA last night removed the now-viral video from YouTube, where the ICVA had posted it…