The Replacement Cheerleaders
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The D is offering refunds to sports bettors holding a Packers win ticket, bunked by the greedy NFL owners and their decision to lock out their refs in a labor dispute. What do you expect from a team of scab workers? Clever move on the D's part, surely a conversation starter amongst Wednesday morning quarterbacks.
How do I know this? Because every member of The D's PR contractor Kirvin Doak Inc. tweeted identical tweet at exactly the same time. I would guess they were all huddled over their IBM Think Pads - the ones with the red button in the middle of the keyboard - sitting around an oval table in a meeting room.
It is quite funny how pleasant yet sorta sleazy social media marketing is. One might think that these folks are your friends, they might even be in your stream. All of them smiling, harmless, friendly, eager to help, but calculatingly inserting their clients' advertising into your stream with no admission or acknowledgement that these thoughts are not their own but instead a paid-for advertisement.
Content providers love this stuff though... as it eliminates the hardest part of their job - finding something, anything, to fill up column inches, segment space, or the minimum quota of five blog posts per day (go, count em).
Oh wait, while writing this post, they did it again... this time about the "Vegas Glow Run" some event they tried valiantly to get VT to pay money to participate in.
I see so much Vegas marketing, I'm fucking numb from it. It sneaks in every open window, crawls in every crack in the wall, piggy backs onto phone, infests my computer, fills my inbox, stuffs my mailbox and gets slid under the front door. Everywhere.
When does it stop, this constant bullshit parade. Information overload. Perhaps it is time to call in the call in the #replacementcheerleaders.
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