The following are a selection of articles and blog posts written by journalists, bloggers and PR professionals about the frustrations of irrelevance and bad practice in connection with press release distribution by the PR industry. These are just a selection there are many more out there and feel free to add these in the comments.
14th November 2005, Jeremy Zawodny, PR Spam to Bloggers Continues
25th May 2007, Mike Masnick, techdirt, PR Spam On Why You Shouldn’t PR Spam Bloggers?
29th October 2007, Chris Anderson, The Long Tail, Sorry PR people: you’re blocked
9th May 2008, Kelli Matthews, PROpenMic, PR Taking it in the Teeth (Again) (requires login)
9th May 2008, Gina Trapani, Lifehacker, PR Companies who Spam Bloggers
9th May 2008, Christopher Lynn, SocialTNT, Unsubscribe Lifehacker: My Email to Gina Trapani
9th May 2008, Tom Murphy, Murphy’s Law, The PR Spam victims bite back…and the response
14th May 2008, John Cass/Jason Falls, PR Communications, Are Media Database Companies Complicit In PR Spamming?
11th June 2008, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz, For Immediate Release, Special Live Call-In Show on PR Spam – 06/11/08
23rd July 2008, Eric Karjaluoto, ideasonideas, Idiots
19th February 2009, Josh Bernoff, Groundswell (Forrester), Three quarters of the PR email I receive is irrelevant. Why?
14th September 2009, Alex Blyth, Ten things PRs do that really annoy journalists: part three
24th September 2009, Playing the game (real adventures in journalism), Why PRs should die
14th October 2009, Chris Kenton, Motive Lab, Is Cision Accountable for PR Spam?
5th January 2010, PR Week, Controversial list of PR Professionals Removed from Journalist Blog
6th January 2010, Charles Arthur, Charles on…anything that comes along, How PR fails work. Or fails to work
7th January 2010, Sally Whittle, Getting Ink, Why do we care about PR Spam
29th January 2010, Mary Branscombe, Mary to Many, Dear PRs: yes, it is unprofessional to phone and ask if we got your press release