When did this world turn so cold and disgusting? New world orders that we as humans aint accustom. Out with the old in with the new rules, in with the new way of living too. I can’t tell the last time I gave the newspaper a view cause I got way too many blues for any more bad news. It’s pathetic,…
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are “The Advertisers” and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
Was Tulisa’s sexiest woman crown part of a FHM PR stunt?
Just been sent this article about Tulisa winning FHM award being a huge and successful PR stunt:
So, is Tulisa Contostavlos really the sexiest woman in the world? Well, according to FHM she is. Whether ,in your opinion, she is or isn’t, it has to be noted that this could just be a genius PR stunt from FHM. For example, if I was to look at the trends on Twitterwhile writing, at least 4 of the top trends are connected with this story alone. If that isn’t effective PR then I don’t know what is. Would there have been the same interest surrounding the topic if predictably, somebody like Megan Fox or Cheryl Cole had won? More than likely not.
Tulisa is in the spotlight at the moment, after what can only be described on the blog as a ‘PR campaign’ of her own. People want to know about her private life, people want to talk about her. Have FHM in fact been extremely clever and used this to their advantage to gain vital PR for the magazine? Well, if they did it certainly looks to be a fantastic PR stunt.
The only question arising however is how must Samantha Brick be feeling after not even featuring in the top 100? I’m sure in her world she will always be number 1, sorry about that Tulisa.
Originally written by Matt Galloway (@mattagalloway)