WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 03/27/18

WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 03/27/18

Using “Open Letters” as Marketing (and leverage) Tools
Does Publishing an Open Letter to Your Competition Work?
“Freshii founder and chief executive Matthew Corrin is a serial user of open letters. In an 2015 missive to McDonald’s, he not only suggested a business deal to cobrand one of McDonald’s existing units with Freshii, but he also denigrated the burger giant’s then-recently announced turnaround plan as well as Easterbrook’s leadership.”

Get Your Facts Straight Before Posting Allegations on Facebook
State rep files libel suit against Granite State author
Stone alleges that Rule began accosting him when he didn’t answer her question by posting several comments over a 20-minute period that included: “Did you vote? Cause word on the street is you didn’t bother,” “Did you vote BJ Ronald Stone?” “Would somebody else ask him cause he’s not speaking to me. Signed Rebecca Ronald Rule,” “But BJ Stone you did not vote?” “You did not even bother to vote?” “How do you spell hypocrite?” “For gods sake you didn’t even bother to vote. Such a hypocrite,” “Signed, Ronald,” “BJ Stone didn’t even bother to vote.”

Ex-Spy to be Deposed Over Trump Dossier
Anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele to be deposed in libel lawsuit
“’On Mr. Steele’s behalf it was said that the examination would be prohibited by English law which is untrue,’ said the 39-page order obtained by the Washington Times. The senior master said he had ‘come to the conclusion that Mr. Steele does have relevant evidence to give for trial in the U.S. proceeding.'”

Politically Correct Insanity Marches on!
Heineken pulls ‘terribly racist’ ad after social media backlash
“Heineken experienced a social-media backlash that accused an ad for its light beer as being racist because…”

Reporter admits entering his home without permission
Corey Lewandowski considering legal action against reporter who entered office without permission
“I tried to knock on the basement door, but the gate wasn’t open. Then I walked up the steps to the main door and knocked for, like, 10 minutes. And I’m knocking, knocking, nobody’s answering. But after a while, I just touched the door knob, and the door was open. I walked in and I’m in the house, by myself,” Nuzzi said.

 

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