"Sometimes, you just have to stand up there and lie."

Hamilton Nolan · 02/13/08 05:22PM

In response to our call for lying flack stories, a tipster who works as "a high level advertising and marketing executive" brings us a story about Edelman, the huge PR firm that reps clients like Wal-Mart and Shell, and talks a lot about ethics in its marketing materials. So this little tale, while perhaps not surprising to those of you who have ever thought about the true meaning of "media training," is still pretty blatant:

Bloggorrhea: Scoble's cancer

Nick Douglas · 10/16/06 07:50PM
  • Bigtime blogging couple Robert and Maryam Scoble presented "10 Ways to a Killer Blog" this weekend. One rule Robert learned: If you call HP's chairwoman "a cancer," then find out she has cancer, it's wise to apologize. [Xark]

Edelman buys a big swinging something

Nick Douglas · 05/25/06 04:47PM

Major PR firm Edelman, tired of getting its ass handed to it by Outcast, A&R, Bite, B&O and every other tech PR firm, finally bought A&R in a deal announced today. PR Week says: