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Blekko Pitch Gets a Thumbs Up from BI

Business Insider has given its stamp of approval to a Blekko pitch it received and offers up tips for how to get noticed by the site’s reporters.

-Pitch a story related to a “hot topic.”
-Stay away from “lame-o PR-speak.”
-The pitch is “aggressive,” and they like “ballsy punch-throwing in a PR person.”

Who doesn’t? Sassy!

The pitch is after the jump.

BLEKKO LAUNCHES “SPAM CLOCK”

Hi there,

Wanted to let you know that Blekko launched the first official “Spam Clock.” It’s designed to give a representation of how quickly the Web is being littered with trash.

Honestly, it’s a problem that deserves more attention than it is getting. Soon, surfing the web will be a worse experience than email. And spam is quickly becoming responsible for a kind of global sweatshop where people are paid little more than a nickel for creating web pages designed to do nothing but display advertising.

Rich has a good blog post on this too: http://www.skrenta.com/.

Let us know what you think. You can view the clock at http://www.spamclock.com/.

Thanks!
Sarah

Sarah Prejean
SutherlandGold Group

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