burson-marsteller

  • Facebook, You're Going To Need A Better Answer For Your Slimeball Stunt

    Facebook, You're Going To Need A Better Answer For Your Slimeball Stunt

    At this point, I think it’s pretty clear what Facebook’s strategy for this whole Burson-Marsteller caught-with-their-pants-down situation is going to be: say as little as possible and move on. And it will work. Like it or not, Facebook is too integrated into the fabric of the web now for everyone to just walk away. As has been proven time and time again, people will get really… Read More

  • Sleazy PR Firm Throws Scummy Facebook Under The Sordid Bus

    Sleazy PR Firm Throws Scummy Facebook Under The Sordid Bus

    It’s pretty rare for a story to be one part sad, one part fascinating, and twenty parts sleazy. Luckily, Facebook and Burson-Marsteller have just handed exactly that to us on a silver platter. As you’ve undoubtedly seen by now, last night The Daily Beast’s Dan Lyons’┬ábroke the story wide open about how the social network hired the PR firm to plant negative stories… Read More

  • Facebook Loses Much Face In Secret Smear On Google

    Facebook Loses Much Face In Secret Smear On Google

    Facebook secretly hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google, says Dan Lyons in a jaw dropping story at the Daily Beast. For the past few days, a mystery has been unfolding in Silicon Valley. Somebody, it seems, hired Burson-Marsteller, a top public-relations firm, to pitch anti-Google stories to newspapers, urging them to investigate claims that Google was invading… Read More