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Posts Tagged ‘Pando Daily’

Uber Really F*cked Up This Time

You’ve probably heard by now that Uber is in extreme crisis mode. More so than usual, even!

Why? To sum it up, the company’s SVP of business attended a private event packed with prominent journalists…and suggested that his company would spend a million dollars on “opposition research” to smear those who publish negative stories about Uber. For some reason, Emil Michael thought that every single word spoken at said event would be “off the record.”

It gets much, much worse.

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Anonymous Sexts Do Not Make Great PR

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Pando Daily blogger David Holmes recently received a message “from a coworker, anonymously,” that read:

“I do not were panties today, and I’m in the same office.”

I don’t know about you, but there’s not one person in MY office from whom I would like to receive THAT message. Then again (as Holmes points out) no one in my office who’d write such an atrociously worded note.

It’s gross, it’s creepy, but it’s also kind of intriguing (at least for a man, I would reckon). Who sent me that sexually provocative note? Is it a stunt? Or am I being catfished? Read more

Pando Daily Journalist Lands PR Gig with Tesla

One thing we learned about the world of tech journalism this week: Pando Daily (or at least Paul Carr) really hates Valleywag. In Hack Turned Flack news, the latter also let us know that Hamish McKenzie will leave his journo gig with the former to take a job in PR with Tesla.

That’s Tesla of the renewable, highly flammable automobiles and the CEO eager to do his best impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall.

We will now follow the latest chapter in the attempt to market electric cars to the masses with great(er) interest. And if you’re wondering how McKenzie feels about Elon Musk‘s “shoot the messenger” strategy, consider this headline:

Why Elon Musk Is Right to Fight the Media

Should be an interesting year.

Dating App ‘Survey’ Says PR Employs the ‘Sexiest’ Ladies

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Hot or not, bro? Make up your mind!

Ewww.

That was our first response to this story in the always-classy New York Post, in which the makers of a dating app rely on “science” to determine which companies employ the hottest guys and girls in the Big Apple. The results? PR is like a (SFW) Robin Thicke video come to life.

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