Blekko Pitch Gets a Thumbs Up from BI

By Tonya Garcia Comment

Business Insider has given its stamp of approval to a Blekko pitch it received and offers up tips for how to get noticed by the site’s reporters.

-Pitch a story related to a “hot topic.”
-Stay away from “lame-o PR-speak.”
-The pitch is “aggressive,” and they like “ballsy punch-throwing in a PR person.”

Who doesn’t? Sassy!

The pitch is after the jump.


Hi there,

Wanted to let you know that Blekko launched the first official “Spam Clock.” It’s designed to give a representation of how quickly the Web is being littered with trash.

Honestly, it’s a problem that deserves more attention than it is getting. Soon, surfing the web will be a worse experience than email. And spam is quickly becoming responsible for a kind of global sweatshop where people are paid little more than a nickel for creating web pages designed to do nothing but display advertising.

Rich has a good blog post on this too:

Let us know what you think. You can view the clock at


Sarah Prejean
SutherlandGold Group