4 responses to “questionable rumor, unquestionable effect

  1. I actually think the bigger issue involves blogs that run with anonymous tips. And sloppy content. Agency Spy used to be more about the comments, with raucous opinions and remarks generated by visitors blasting specific scenarios or executives. What’s bizarre—and disturbing—is Agency Spy doesn’t consistently retract their errors. So things just hang out in the blogosphere for anyone to misinterpret. When George Parker or Steve Hall gets something wrong, they are quick to apologize or revise the error. Not so with Agency Spy. It seems in the desire to regain relevance, the blog has loosened its integrity, if that term applies. It also seems a number of blogs think they are journalistic sources, and they take pride in scooping others. Does the majority of this shit even matter? That is, what’s the value of knowing an agency just canned X percent of its staff hours before everyone else hears? Is someone actually deriving pleasure from learning about other’s layoffs ASAP? Don’t mean to harp on Agency Spy, but we could all benefit from realizing quality content will always trump content for content’s sake. Get shit right first.

  2. “Schadenfreude in binary code” or dirty blogging are the the auto wrecks of the Internet. We hate the gapers and gawkers but then we are riveted by the wreckage. The suicide of DDB’s Paul Tilley showed us its nadir…Or was it the zenith? Hard to tell sometimes.

  3. Mr. Postaer,

    While we might be in agreement over the “Schadenfreude in binary code,” you are grossly mistaken in your DDB reference. That scenario was an example of media frenzy versus whatever you might believe, and I’m typing with firsthand knowledge of the events. If you wish to learn more, simply indicate your desires here and I’ll connect offline via online avenues.

  4. I’m good, bloganeer. Leave the dead to their rest and all that. I don’t doubt for a minute the mainstream media frenzy fired up this story. But the online traffic jams at various sites were like nothing I’ve ever seen in the advertising blogosphere. You?

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