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Eric Anderson: The PR Whisperer

At SE2, when we lose our keys, we all know to call on Eric Anderson, our own in-house psychic
January 15, 2010

Anderson’s put his unique gift (and zany party trick!) to good use in his post on Denver PR blog, predicting trends in PR for 2010:
10. CBS4 Assignment Editor Misty Montano’s Twitter followers exceed total CBS4 viewership.
9. Denver TV news station hires first anchor who hasn’t actually finished high school yet.
8. Colorado public official sends minute-by-minute tweets revealing content of closed-door executive session.
7. Westword becomes insert placed inside weekly 60-page medical marijuana advertising circular.
6. Inspired by Mad Men, communications professionals try drinking at lunch only to discover that when they sleep at their desk they drool on important papers.
5. New LinkedIn app lets bosses monitor satisfaction of employees based on how often they update their profiles or trade recommendations. (More updates/recommendations=employee is desperate to escape.)
4. Breakthrough electronic format allows men to comfortably read online news in the bathroom. Paper newspapers begin final death spiral. Women report not seeing husbands for days at a time.
3. Peter Boyles loses last shred of credibility. (Oh, wait, that already happened.)
2. Pulitzer committee admits error, retroactively gives Public Service award to Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle for two-part investigative series on cougar bars.
1. Jeremy Story figures out why Penny Parker keeps ignoring his pitches.
…meanwhile, I’ll be on LinkedIn, trading recommendations.
Update (1/15/10): The Denver Post’s Penny Parker – who we’ve always said knows a good thing when she sees it – picks up Anderson’s predictions.

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