Verizon's Policy Blog V. SmarterChild

Verizon's Policy Blog V. SmarterChild

Verizon’s so-called “policy blog” is a grotesquely self-serving marketing orifice, perhaps the worst corporate blog we’ve ever read. We decided to stack Verizon’s inane sales schmaltz against the internet’s preeminent bullshit-spewing chatbot, SmarterChild….

Don't Buy Blog-Hyped Gadgets

Don't Buy Blog-Hyped Gadgets

Former Consumerist Editor Joel Johnson takes to task so-called “bleeding edge” consumer electronic mavens, and the bloggers that feed them tripe. In a recent screed, he advises waiting for the early adopters to make the pricey mistakes for you, “before taking a modest plunge.”

Stop buying this crap. Just stop it. You don’t need it. Wait a year until the reviews come out and the other suckers too addicted to having the very latest and greatest buy it, put up a review, and have moved on to something else. Stop buying broken products and then shrugging your shoulders when it doesn’t do what it is supposed to. Stop buying products that serve any other master than you. Use older stuff that works. Make it yourself. Only buy new stuff from companies that have proven themselves good servants of their customers in the past. Complaining online about this stuff helps, but really, just stop buying it.

Retailers Flog About Their Own Wares, Biased  Blogging Becoming Commonplace

Retailers Flog About Their Own Wares, Biased Blogging Becoming Commonplace

Unlike other media covering the shows, these commentators are in the awkward position of reviewing their own suppliers — and their aim is more to boost sales rather than offer impartial critique.

Does it work? Absolutely. When Downing links his comments to specific merchandise the store sees a “sales bump” that exceeds expectations, according to a Neiman Marcus spokesperson. As shady as Ken is, least he’s honest about his identity and job function as he lavishes his purple prose on nearly everything he sees.

EU Bans Flogs

A new European directive bans businesses from creating fake blogs, or posting positive reviews about themselves without revealing their identity.

Lucky Golden Shit Awards Shipped

Lucky Golden Shit Awards Shipped

Unboxed: Sony PSP Flog Lucky Golden Shit Awards

Unboxed: Sony PSP Flog Lucky Golden Shit Awards

The lucky golden shit awards for the best flog of 2006 have arrived!

Escada Perfume Flogs, OMG

Escada Perfume Flogs, OMG

Escada’s new fragrance has a fake reality show to go along with it, and our tipster sends along some flogs being written “as” the characters in the fake reality show. Can’t wait to read the online ramblings of three “young, rich, beautiful women” and the “striking soft-hearted artist and the heir to his family’s fortune,” that Escada just happened to send on vacation so they could film it? You’re in luck.

‘All I Want For Xmas Is A PSP’ Wins Best Flog 2006

‘All I Want For Xmas Is A PSP’ Wins Best Flog 2006

Based on reader votes, we anoint Sony’s Alliwantforxmasisapsp as the best flog of 2006.

Vote For Best Flog 2006: Sony PSP vs. Walmart vs. McDonald’s

Vote For Best Flog 2006: Sony PSP vs. Walmart vs. McDonald’s

UPDATE: Results are in!

Announcing The Floggies

Announcing The Floggies

Since nobody should be allowed to move on from their mistakes, we’re holding a knife fight to see who had the “best” flog of 2006. We are pleased to announce… The Floggies.

We Reupload Fake Sony PSP Blog

We Reupload Fake Sony PSP Blog

We reuploaded the fake Sony PSP blog for your reference purpose pleasure. The new address is alliwantforxmasisapspflog.com.

Sony PSP Flog Removed

Sony PSP Flog Removed

Sony stripped the PSP flog from the internet this afternoon.

PSP Flog Not Greg Meyerkord’s Fault

PSP Flog Not Greg Meyerkord’s Fault

Greg Meyerkord, the man whose name appears on the PSP flog domain registration, has put up a website to debunk all the haters.

Greg Meyerkord Interviewed-ish

Greg Meyerkord Interviewed-ish

Reader Nolen decided to harass/contact Greg Meyerkord , the guy whose name appears on the PSP flog domain registration….

We Reupload Heinous PSP Flog Videos Sony Removed

UPDATE: The 807 comments that were on the Dancing Petey video, after the jump.

Meet The Douchebags Behind The Sony PSP Flog

Meet The Douchebags Behind The Sony PSP Flog

We found the Myspace profiles for most of the the marketing douchebags who appear on the PSP flog, pretending that they are kids who want their parents to buy them a PSP for Christmas.

Sony’s PSP Blog Flog Revealed

We’re a day late and a dollar short to this story, but the forces of the internet outed a marketing company working for Sony for creating fake PSP blog.

McDonald’s Says Flogs Were Not Completely Fake

McDonald’s Says Flogs Were Not Completely Fake

In late October, we exposed two McDonald’s flogs promoting their Monopoly game. One was supposedly written by “Stanley Smith” and followed his quest to collect all four railroads. The other was ostensibly written by 2004 million-dollar winner Marcia Schroeder.