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31 Dec 2009 11:13


Biz, Culture: Why AT&T shouldn’t have dropped Tiger Woods

  • image Tiger Woods went from being seen as a golden boy to a &*^#-up in short order. Just like AT&T, thanks to the iPhone fiasco.
  • coverage Unlike AT&T, you can’t get away from Tiger Woods network coverage. Just sayin’. Also, AT&T shouldn’t be dropping things. source

13 Jul 2009 14:14


Biz: Oh, the neverending love affair between advertisers and social media

  • How can it be wrong if it feels so good? Marketing companies are realizing more and more that when it comes to selling products, a blogger’s seal of approval can go a long way. The devil is in the details though. How exactly do they get their hands on the product in the first place? The Federal Trade Commission wants to know, and might make it mandatory for online media publishing testimonials and reviews to disclose how they got the goods. source

06 Feb 2009 16:12


Sports: Michael Phelps: USA Swimming was right to punish me

  • I have nothing to say, but if that’s they want to do, that’s their choice. It’s something that USA Swimming came up with. It’s fair. Obviously, for a mistake you should get punished.
  • Michael Phelps • On the three-month suspension from competition that USA Swimming gave him last night. Phelps has had a bit of a PR nightmare on his hands after he was caught smoking a bong in a photo. Hopefully he doesn’t lose any more sponsors. • source

05 Feb 2009 22:57


Sports: Michael Phelps’ lifetime financial goal – can he still hit it?

  • $100 million in sponsorships during his lifetime source

05 Feb 2009 22:53


Sports: The Michael Phelps “Potgate” fallout is starting to hit

  • one company is pulling out of their sponsorship deal with Phelps – Kellogg’s, which featured the swimmer on boxes of Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes.
  • three months the suspension Phelps faces from USA Swimming for the incident. He also loses a $1,750 monthly stipend – which, if he loses any more sponsors, might hurt. source