More "viral" mishaps. Sony takes a beating.

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The All I want for Xmas rubbish Sony Fake Blog is "worse than McDonalds Blog, Walmart Blog, LonelyGirl combined" says Kate Zimmermann and I'm bound to agree. The blogs is still desperatly trying to keep up appearances long after it's been called out as fake in the comments. The agency says:

"Please know that we approached the client initially with this scenario and they said 'who cares if people find out? As long as it is funny, we do this stuff all of the time.'...when was the last time people were blogging about Zip ato ni? I'm confident Dawn will turn this into one helluva a case study in the months to come."

A case study in how not to do it?

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  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    Top of their "blog" now states:

    Busted. Nailed. Snagged. As many of you have figured out (maybe our speech was a little too funky fresh???), Peter isn't a real hip-hop maven and this site was actually developed by Sony. Guess we were trying to be just a little too clever. From this point forward, we will just stick to making cool products, and use this site to give you nothing but the facts on the PSP.

    Sony Computer Entertainment America

    Dec 13, 2006

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