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The Edelman Disaster
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The Republican party and Edelman, the public relations firm, have something in common these days. Both are suffering a crisis of confidence of their own making.

Edelman is Taking Over Windows Vista Account

PR Week is reporting that Edelman is taking over the Microsoft Windows Vista account.

Scoble’s Phone Call with Edelman

Richard Edelman, head of Edelman*, called. He wrote a blog post about the Walmart/Edelman disclosure (or lack thereof) issue over the weekend.

Quick Thoughts on Edelman

Some PR news on the front page of TechMeme today.

Edelman-WalMart Update: Richard speaks up

On his blog, Richard Edelman has responded to the flurry of conversation about the Wal-Marting Across America flog.

Blog integrity is important

If you don’t disclose you’re being paid to blog, you’re gonna create a mess, like Edelman and Walmart did.

Wal-Mart, Edelman Flogged For Blog
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A travel blog featuring a couple traveling the country by RV and camping in Wal-Mart parking lots turned out to be a fake, its pro-Wal-Mart message backed by the Edelman PR firm.

Edelman, Rubel Respond On Wal-Mart Flog

A long week of commentary after news of the Wal-Marting Across America blog’s real backers and bloggers became known has finally elicited responses from top man Richard Edelman and company VP/A-list blogger Steve Rubel.

Edelman Critiques Google AdWords

Spyware researcher Ben Edelman looked into pay-per-click scams and the lengthy AdWords Content Policy, and found plenty of advertisers pushing to and past the boundaries of “ethical and legal advertising” online.

Podvertising Gives NPR a Boost

National Public Radio, which wholeheartedly embraced podcasting early, is seeing a nice return on its investment.

Imbee – Social Networking for Kids
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Imbee has has launched a new social networking site that caters to kids.

Mothers All Over Social Networking

More than any other demographic group, mothers seek out their online peers for support and advice, according to a new report from eMarketer.

New Social Network for Moms Opens

Someone at the Association of National Advertisers conference I spoke at asked me if social networking was just for kids and teens. It isn’t. In fact, just yesterday a new social network for Moms called Mommybuzz opened.

comScore: Social Networking Booming Worldwide

Comscore Media Metrix just released audience numbers for some of the largest social networking sites on the Web.

Google May Acquire Thumbstacks Says Gartner

MarketingVOX is reporting the Gartner Group thinks that Google will likely acquire a web-based PowerPoint-like presentation application, such as Thumbstacks.

Robert Scoble Quits Microsoft

Blogging pioneer and all-around good guy Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft to join Podtech.net, a podcasting/video blogging start up that recently took in several million dollars in financing.

When the Electric Company Gets RSS

I had to put a call into my local power company – the Long Island Power Authority – today to take care of a customer service issue.

HuffPo’s People Ranker

The Hufffington Post has a little widget on their new Eat The Press site that pulls in data from Google Blog Search into nice little charts.

Your Attention, Please

John Hagel led an interesting session on Attention. (This was at a much higher level the Steve Gillmor’s Attention conversations.) The pitch:

Yahoo Launches Social Media Gay Pride Site

United Press International reports that Yahoo has launched a microsite in honor of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.

The MySpace Economy

Nial Kennedy has a round-up of stats about Technorati’s traffic. Much of it comes from MySpace.