Biting the Blogging Hand that Feeds
The Consumerist has a recap of how a blogger was bullied by Paramount for publishing an image from the upcoming Transformers movie.
While I understand a company’s need to protect themselves, it seems ridiculous to get pissed at bloggers for offering free publicity, especially when your company relies on publicity (as in the promotion of a new movie).
Ok, so the release of the image messed up Paramounts marketing efforts a little, but how many times have we seen hype build around a new release, because images were leaked by a blogger?
Maybe I’ll send the execs at Paramount a bag of Starbucks so they can wake-up and smell…well, you know the rest.