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PR Wall of Shame: I will honor the [bleeping] embargo! #pr #fail

Thanks to the ever vigilant Larry O'Brien, I have a new post for the PR Wall of Shame.

PR Wall of Shame-- another big peeve of editors-- sending the release as a PDF #pauto #fail

This isn't tied to any specific release. But if you've done this, you know who you are.

Pseudo-targeting...from the PR Wall of Shame

Recently, I have been noticing that the number of poorly targeted email press releases I'm receiving has been increasing.

Yet Another Entry on the PR Wall of Shame

So what's the first thing you want to know about an event you might be interested in attending? Just went through a two-page press release touting what sounds like a really interesting and useful training session. The release told me all kinds of things about the subject matter, the presenter,...

Yes, I am going to ISA...but...

Okay, all you PR folks who are calling at the last minute trying to find out if I'm going to ISA...yes I am, but I am not making any appointments because I will only be there a day and a half.

From the PR Wall of Shame...

It's been quite a while since I posted a salutary lesson on this blog, but I couldn't resist this one:

A Cold Blast From the Past

We haven't had any new entries for the p.r. wall for some time. Don't know if folks are getting better or we just haven't been paying attention. But today's package deliveries brought back memories of the halcyon days of the late '90s when I was covering manufacturing software, the...

Say What?

News on the PR Wall of Shame front has been sparse of late. (Good job, people!) But our friend Andrew Bond, who digs up the dirt on process control in the U.K. and the E.U., shared a note with me that deserves some kind of award in this category. He got...

From the PR Wall of Shame

This is what happens when you don't check your languages... My predecessor in this chair, Paul Studebaker, now editor of Plant Services magazine, called it "the unfortunate acronym of the week." I think he's on to something.  EuroBLECH 2008:Innovative solutions for sheet metal working I guess "blech" ...

Another entry in the PR Wall of Shame

From a press release off Business Wire (and thank God, not an automation industry release): Testifying at last week's Food and Drub Administration's hearing, Steven Havas, American Medical Association's (AMA) vice president for science, quality and public health analogized that the number of U.S.