The latest News You Should Know from Valleywag, aka “Tech Douche Daily”: a certain startup founder may have taken the phrase “media relations” a bit too literally.
— Alyson Shontell (@ajs) February 6, 2014
Seems like Sam Shank wanted to thank Alyson Shontell of Business Insider for this article covering his “Uber for hotels” app Hotel Tonight, but he just had to make it weird…
@ajs or maybe it’s just your lucky day
— Sam Shank (@samshank) February 6, 2014
Eww. We’re not quite sure why Sam Biddle files this story under “PR” since the agency that scored the piece would never suggest such a socially clueless move.
In short, this is NOT how you thank a journalist for good coverage.