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PR Companies Who Spam Bloggers

  

Matt Haughey is right--the only way bloggers can stop constant press releases is to simply filter messages based on a company's domain name.  Why? Because even when you ask one employee of a PR firm to remove you from their list, others still spam you. Case in point:

 

 

 

In the spirit of sharing, here's a current list of PR companies who have sent me unsolicited (and almost always irrelevant) product pitches.  Please add your own.

 

5wpr.com

accesspr.com

antennagroup.com

ar-edelman.com

atomicpr.com

bateman-group.com

bigmouthpr.com

bitepr.com

blabbermouthpr.com

blastmedia.com

blodgettcomm.com

bpins@5wpr.com

breakawaycom.com

buzzbuilders.net

carabinercommunications.com

carabinerpr.com

civiliapr.com

conceptpr.com

connors.com

consortpartners.com

contosdunne.com

cpcomm.com

cx-pr.com

dadascope.com

double-forte.com

etelos.com

figaro-systems.com

fortythreepr.com

future-works.com

gablepr.com

gena_mazzeo@usr.com

ggodden@riptown.com

globalresultspr.com

gregoryfca.com

groundfloormedia.com

habermaninc.com

hwhpr.com

incendiopr.com

kearnswest.com

keylightgroup.com

kristadthomas@aol.com

lewispr.com

libbycommunications.com

market2world.com

mayocommunications.com

mnprinc.com

mprm.com

mrb-pr.com

ogilvypr.com

orcacommunications.com

outcastpr.com

peppercom.com

PGPR@aol.com

popculturepr.com

porternovelli.com

racepointgroup.com

reichertcom.com

reneeblodgett@gmail.com

rlmpr.com

rosengrouppr.com

rubensteinpr.com

schwartz-pr.com

shiftcomm.com

sparkpr.com

sspr.com

sutherlandgold.com

technologypr.com

theinkstudio.com

therosegrp.com

thorntonpr.com

timeinc.com

totalmarketingconcepts.com

trentandcompany.com

walt.com

 

 

To filter any mail from anyone in these companies in Gmail, create a new Filter.  In the From: field, enter the domain names separated by the OR operator, or |, like this:

 

From: *@bigmouthpr.com | *@consortpartners.com

 

Here's the (initial) list above in Gmail filter format. Copy and paste this into your From: field in your new PR-killing filter.

 

*@bigmouthpr.com | *@consortpartners.com | *@double-forte.com | *@groundfloormedia.com | *@sspr.com | *@fortythreepr.com | *@conceptpr.* | *@connors.com | *@lewispr.com | kristadthomas@aol.com | *@orcacommunications.com | gena_mazzeo@usr.com | *@future-works.com | ggodden@riptown.com | *@outcastpr.com | *@habermaninc.com | *@sutherlandgold.com | bpins@5wpr.com | *@cpcomm.com | reneeblodgett@gmail.com | *@accesspr.com | *@thorntonpr.com | *@technologypr.com | *@cx-pr.com | *@porternovelli.com | *@blodgettcomm.com | *@hwhpr.com | *@mnprinc.com | *@sparkpr.com | *@blabbermouthpr.com | *@contosdunne.com | *@rlmpr.com | *@figaro-systems.com | *@dadascope.com | *@shiftcomm.com | *@totalmarketingconcepts.com | *@market2world.com | *@etelos.com | *@libbycommunications.com | *@popculturepr.com | *@blastmedia.com | *@mayocommunications.com | *@rosengrouppr.com | *@schwartz-pr.com | *@kearnswest.com | *@reichertcom.com | PGPR@aol.com | *@walt.com | *@ar-edelman.com | *@incendiopr.com | *@breakawaycom.com | *@mrb-pr.com | *@ogilvypr.com | *@carabinercommunications.com | *@gablepr.com | *@peppercom.com | *@bitepr.com | *@bateman-group.com | *@carabinerpr.com | *@buzzbuilders.net | *@atomicpr.com | *@theinkstudio.com | *@globalresultspr.com | *@racepointgroup.com | *@therosegrp.com | *@civiliapr.com | *@gregoryfca.com  | *@mprm.com | *@keylightgroup.com | *@antennagroup.com

 

 

NOTE: This wiki was put together by Gina Trapani, editor of Lifehacker.com, who welcomes blog pitches to the tips at lifehacker.com email address, which exists for that purpose.  She has always respectfully requested that no press releases get sent to her personal email address in the one place where it is published online.  Her direct email address at Lifehacker is not published anywhere online. The press releases, however, keep arriving.  At her personal and/or direct email address. Which is why she filters these companies.

 

MUSIC PUBLICIST FILTER

(from Paul Irish of Aurgasm):

This is big so I usually break it up into a couple filters.. They look like this in gmail.

The brace format is a more compact way instead of using pipes (like | ) as Gina did above.

{fanatic fanaticpromotion fanscape filter-mag filtermmm flameshovel forcefieldpr foxandhawk_records fullthought ghostly giantstep girlie girlieaction glasswerk gorgeouspr greenlightgopublicity heftyrecords hellowendy hornblowgroup hushrecords hyperlaunch iamsoundrecords ioda iodalliance ironmanrecords.co.uk island.myreg.net islpr jpcutler k7 linfinitymu linfinitymusic livewirerecordings livewirerecordings.net lotosnile machine-inc machineshopmarketing magnumpr.net mammothnyc mattdlmediamattwrightpr meandthemachine melodic michaeljcruz modularmoods modularpeople mute namemusic.co.uk nettwerk neurodisc nicepromo nightlife-productions nimtree omnium om-records paimedia paperworkmedia philebrity piratepira planetarygroup plusonemusic publicemily quango quannum rephlektorink revpop riotactmedia rockpaperscissors romopr rounder rudepromo shorefire situationrocks skyscrapermedia solidpr sonybmg specialopsmedia spectre swingpad tagteammedia tgrec thehossboston themilitiagroup themusebox.net theorchard theroomservicegroup thewigfitsallheads tigerattackmedia toolshed.biz totalassault tvtrecords twoshepsthatpass v2-artemis vice-recordings vicerecords welcomehomerecords wigbox@pacbell.net winduprecords wiredset wmg worldisc worldsfair worlds-fair worlds-fair.net yeproc alternativetentacles crewcreative dovecoterecords dragcitizen eeniemeenie emergencyumbrella epitaph fuzedmusic giganticmusic jagjaguwar motormouthmedia piedog publicitysilentmajoritygroup recordcollectionmusic saddle-creek secretlycanadian shocking@nyc.rr sneakattackmedia spectremusic surfdog teamcleamont tellallyourfriendspr theory8records uberindie umusic undertowmail universalbuzz}

 

 

{ubiquityrecords ladigit wnyu ISLPR2@aol.com Matthewbrn heathcliff.berru kate.howser mariannedissard PressWolfPR newline rykodisc Edgedelay criminalrecords1 dbaronmedia thechamberofcommerce aquariumdrunkard vianw mrcu.biz y4k whitehartworld triplerrecords ashiramedia fivespace indieoutlaw christenlthomas tfricilone rcrdlbl rollingthunderpr excelsior shemspeed jpcutlermedia intheclench inheavyrotation jazzclinic slumberlandrecords putumayo oneuppr piratepirate faroutrecordings southern.com ernestgonzales dincise amiestreet iheartau frictionnyc 7days-entertainment loririegler roir-usa pfamedia originalsignalrecordings dlmedia.canada noodlesbrain islpublicrelations desmoinesmc press.play.promotion absolutelykosher milo.pullman kcrw alphamediagroup jeramysecrets southern nocarbonrecords loosetoothrecords listenuppr thirtytigers fleishman wnyc patchworknoise pgrecords ohboy iemusic christenlthomas violentviolet frontsidegroup monaloring list@ninjatune.net indiemusicfilter mtvstaff listenuppr theknarr philadelphiaslick noiseny sutherlandgold theknarr monaloring compassrecords}

 

 

{electricartists nile-on secret-service.com.au radiodirectx thekorarecords bigpicturemediaonline redmusic independiente aaminc bowaac icedmedia audibletreats brandon.cattle locatur hacktone xopublicity goodcoppr kayosproductions trekkyrecords indie911 1uppr attnews pdx.pop.press bigfatcatpr vanguardrecords fishandcrown acaganpr earshotmedia indabamusic recallgroup recallgroup sixshooterrecords threesixtyrecords templarlabelgroup playbackstl biglifemanagement valley-entertainment jazzpublicity yukonrecords coversmedia arielpublicity markmotor mattwrightpr shawnatwiredset marilynpr itsalivemedia cageyhouse hiddenshoal sacksco cartepostalerecords bluenotelabelgroup mintyfresh nosurrendermusic radarmaker teamclermont mvillage gunstreetmedia pressherepublicity airbornetoxic terrorbird pdmedia sanders.noah 10thst 60cyclemedia addvice addvicemarketing alinemedia astralwerks backspinpromo beautifuldaymedia beggars bigfatcat.net bighassle blackheartpr blog.tippa blueghostpublicity bmg brassland breakthruradio buzztone cheaplullaby compost-rec cornerstonepromotion corporatecountrysucks daytrotter deviousplanet dlmediapr dominorecordco dopelotusrecords dorado drillteammedia eightfiftyseven elemental-consulting emimusic equalvision eslmusic facemarketing viceland scruffybird crash-avenue jdubrecords notafighterpr raisehightheroofbeammusic dragcity}

 

 

{merokrecords cargo-london sonymusic spring-pr cmpgnr svcrecords totempolepr deusexmachinapr dannyrossmusic theascotclub warnerbros igorsegg nielsen meatdbeatles}

 

 

UPDATES AND FOLLOW UPS

 

May 11 2008:  Matt writes some great advice, from the perspective of a heavily-pitched blogger, on how to do it right.

 

May 12 2008:  Someone with access to it points out that my name and personal email address is in the Cision database, "the industry's premier source of media contact info,"  even though I NEVER opted my direct email addresses into such a thing, and under any circumstances, never would.  Two other bloggers tell me that they, too, are on the Cision list without their knowledge or consent.

 

May 13 2008: When I emailed Cision and asked that they remove my personal email address from their database, and replace it with the tips at lifehacker.com address, they responded promptly and did just that.  When I asked how my information got into their database, they said:

 

"Typically, if we are unable to initially verify information directly with a journalist, we will also use publicly available information from the Internet. HOWEVER, I apologize for your personal email address being listed. You had a clear statement requesting that no pitches be sent to that email address on your personal website.

 

Unfortunately, we don't keep a history of which of our research editors create which listings. We have spoken with our entire team about the importance of ensuring that only the right information is added."

 

I appreciate this response, but still remain wary of Cision's existing contact list.

 

If you are getting press releases you don't want, you may be in the Cision media contact database. Email changes@us.cision.com to inquire.

 

Dozens of people have written empassioned posts to their own blogs about this wiki.  I'm very happy to see this conversation happening. Some bloggers have asked me to respond to their accusations/observations/questions in the comments of each post.  If I had the time, I would be happy to do this, but in all honesty, I barely have time to keep up with the comments on my own blog.  I know the "too busy" excuse smacks of self-importance, but this is what this whole issue is about:  choosing what you spend your time on.  I choose not to spend it weeding my inbox every day. 

 

Thanks to everyone who has written about this issue.  I look forward to the conversation effecting change.

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Gina Trapani said

at 6:09 pm on May 9, 2008

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