- From Adrants, the Old Navy's Blonde Blog! Someone out there has a thing for the blonde in the Holiday commercials for Old Navy, and has even set-up a blog about his obsession.
Okay, I think she's cute also. But, I also look at those commercials and wonder if I shop at Old Navy, am I supposed to become taller and a little Stepford looking?
Some nice publicity for the campaign, albeit a little creepy since he's trying to find out her name. Personally, I'm still waiting for the obsessive blog about the Dell Dellf.
- Bowlmor is owned by Yasser!! Well, not exactly, but it turns out that the former terrorist/president Yasser Arafat sank about $1.3 million of Palestinian Authority funds into the hipster hangout in 2002.
Now, I've bowled at Bowlmor, and it's cool. It's fun. And, it has great AC in the summer.
I will give the company credit: it did not know about the investment, it is in the process of returning the money, and is stressing its Kosher kitchen and its ties to the Jewish community.
Good example of crisis communications done well: find issue, address issue, make amends, if necessary.
- A few PR lists for 2005 and looking back at 2004 ...
From Andy Lark at Andrew Lark.
From Richard Edelman at Speak Up.
From Ben Silverman at PR Fuel.
From Mike Manuel at Media Guerilla.
From Tom Murphy at PR Opinions.
From Neville Hobson at NevOn.
If I missed yours, let me know and I'll update this list :-)
As for my predictions for 2005? I know it's a little early since we do have a week left until 2005, but here it goes ...
I predict that my blog will have more interviews on issues that are important not only for POP! Public Relations, but the PR industry as a whole.
And, I predict that I never know what the future will bring, but will go with the flow as I best know how.