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Posts Tagged ‘Cision PR’

Twitter’s Vine Video App: Great for Marketers and Porn Promoters

Twitter Vine appNever underestimate the porn industry’s uncanny ability to worm its way into every single thing ever.

Twitter made media headlines at the end of last week with the debut of its new Vine video-sharing application, a feature that threatens to make the world’s top messaging service even more addictive by allowing users to post six-second GIF-style videos. What a great development, we thought; who uses words anymore?

You know who else jumped at the ability to immediately share short video clips with thousands of users? Porn promoters! Accounts started posting explicit excerpts along with hashtags like #porn, #sex and #boobs only a few moments after the app went live in the iTunes store.

As New York Times reporter Nick Bilton put it:

The porn problem quickly became a PR problem:

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Great Holiday Cards from PR Firms

Like the rest of you, we’ve received quite a few holiday-themed e-cards from various firms and individuals over the past two weeks. We’d like to highlight a few that stood out (listed in no particular order, because you know we don’t play favorites):

Oh, and apologies to everyone we left out—our number one New Year’s resolution is “re-organize your inbox!!!”

 

  • Wolff Olins’s nicely animated New Year’s resolutions card
  • CRT/Tanaka’s “Inspired by You” video, which uses human silhouettes to spell themes
  • APCO Worldwide’s clip featuring “Thank You” messages from around the world
  • Jack Morton’s “What I’m Looking Forward to in 2013Pinterest page featuring original art inspired by optimistic New Year’s suggestions
  • Cision PR’s “Cringe Worthy Moments” reviewing some of the year’s PR fails
  • TriplePoint’s musical, hip and awkward “Happy Holidays
  • Here’s an interesting one that’s more of a year-in-review: Waggener Edstrom’s “Go Native” city guide celebrating another year of “favorite local experiences” in cities around the world.
  • We also want to take a brief moment to recognize Havas PR’s “12 Days of Havas” giving initiative, created in coordination with #GivingTuesday.