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Fresh, and clean as a whistle!

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 19th June 2008 12:06am
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A few weeks ago, fellow Vegas blogger and 'Russert of the VegasGang' Hunter Hillegas (from RateVegas.com and it's blog Two Way Hard Three) offered up a post which outed Tao nightclub (at Venetian) for posting fraudulent reviews to RateVegas.com.

It's no surprise that the casino companies and their derivatives want to shine the best light on their products, particularly in front of the eyeballs of hardcore Vegas freaks like you. They know that the folks who visit independent Vegas sites are a) the most informed b) the people everyone asks when they have Vegas questions c) are too smart for marketing mumbo jumbo. So they resort to faking peer reviews to try and circumvent all that.

Apparently, the soap brand Irish Spring has decided to jump into the pool by hiring a goon to spam the VT Chit-Chat Board with an Advertisement for Some Contest. This is certainly not the first time we've had spam posts on the board, but it is the first time that a bonafide advertisement was posted by a rather large corporate entity.

It goes without saying that entering the contest will only result in your getting a ton more spam about soap and other crap from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, the owners of the Irish Spring brand. We obviously advise you to not enter their contest.

Possibly a better method of inquiry might be to give a call or email to their media relations people asking them directly if they sponsored such tactics, and whether or not they think such tactics are appropriate for a company of their size.

Feel free to give them a call or send them email:

Allison Klimerman
Tom DiPiazza



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