ANN7 sings the Streisand Effect blues

News channel ANN7 has been the object of both considerable ridicule and controversy lately. On the one hand, the 24 hour news channel launched by the similarly controversial Gupta family has been criticised for poor production values and content and, on the other hand, an Indian company known as Aiplex Software has been filing take down notices with YouTube in an effort to remove a growing number of satirical videos targeting the fledgling station.

Reputation and social marketing: the legal stuff

I spoke at the Marketing Legislation Seminar in Rosebank this morning. My topic was basically online reputation management and related legal principles and issues. This area seems like something of a fuzzy marketing thing but the more I look into it the more it becomes an organisational imperative with serious legal ramifications. I’ve mentioned theContinue reading “Reputation and social marketing: the legal stuff”

The blogger, the taxi company and the Streisand Effect

The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to censor or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of causing the information to be publicized widely and to a greater extent than would have occurred if no censorship had been attempted. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand,Continue reading “The blogger, the taxi company and the Streisand Effect”