Quotes for the week ending 22 March, 2008

22 Mar

“Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90.”

News that sci-fi writer and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, promoter of the communications satellite, died in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 19 March, 2008.

I’m as delighted as anyone that Starbucks joined in the “conversation” this week.”

Sarah Wurrey of Custom Scoop’s online magazine Media Bullseye.

“One of the unintended consequences of my dad becoming the presumptive Republican nominee is the increased level of public scrutiny on him and our family.”

Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain, who blogs at

“Barack Obama is three things you want in a brand … New, different, and attractive.”

Keith Reinhard, chairman emeritus of DDB Worldwide in a Fast Company article on “The Brand called Obama.”

“Financial woes overshadow all other concerns for journalists.”

Headline of a report by Pew Internet, on the positive response many journalists give new media.

“PR stunts can definitely be a great way to make a splash and get some attention — but you’ve really got to know where to draw the line.”

Len Gutman, at ValleyPRBlog, commenting on giant fetuses displayed by ASU students supporting right to life.

“The Internet feels like Dubai.”

Steve Rubel, on why the future of the web is web services not web sites –a combination of big ambitious projects and small initiatives.


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