10 Things Brand Link Communications Could Do That Would Be Better Than Whining on Twitter
Background: first, go read Jenny the Bloggess’s post and laugh. Unless you’re one of the 2 million people who has already read it.
Waaah! Poor them! My black little blogger heart is bleeding!
They should learn basic damage control 101 – the only way you’re going to get people to forgive your BIG mistake is to 1) Apologize profusely 2) Say you’ll never do anything so stupid again 3) Tell us what you’re going to do to ensure it never happens again and 4) Show us you’re human.
I have some suggestions to address point #4 above. (Most of these will make sense only if you read Jenny regularly. Otherwise, as you were).
1. Post a photo of a large metal chicken at their door, with them cowering, peeping out a window.
2. Post a photo of a large metal chicken at their door, with them coming out with their hands up.
3. Make t-shirts that say “Bloggers are relevant” on the front. “Very, very relevant” on the back, with their PR company logo underneath.
4. Fire Jose (wait, did I say that out loud?)
5. Make Jose come to BlogHer and parade around in a pair of Daisy Dukes with the Karhashian’s (sic) favorite nylons on.
6. Post Jose’s new business cards with the title “PantyJose” on them (h/t MochaMomma).
7. Post photos of themselves collating paper. And holding string.
8. Make a trophy with the inscription “Most Relevant of Them All” and send it to Jenny.
9. Make a large faux-stone sculpture of the word RELEVANT and photograph Jose crushed underneath it.
10. Do anything besides whine about bullying.
PS I got a very nice note from Carol Bell, who runs the agency. Apparently the bullying has gone beyond fooling around on twitter and has included death threats and other idiocy. I’m sorry for that (wasn’t me!). I love fooling around on the internets and making jokes and carrying memes to their most absurd extreme, but I hate that it can turn ugly.
I’m not going to take this post down, though, both because Carol said it made her laugh and because I still hold out hope for seeing Jose in a pair of Daisy Dukes at the next BlogHer.
But be nice, people. Don’t make me turn this car around.