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By David Poland

No More Tweets For You!!!

What do you do when your new marketing president, known above all for her social networking prowess, comes aboard?
You shut down her Twitter account, of course.

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33 Responses to “No More Tweets For You!!!”

  1. indiemarketer says:

    You also shut down your LinkedIn account…

  2. Foamy Squirrel says:

    There’s nothing comms people hate more than PR grenades lobbed by social network-happy senior executives.
    Community specialist Sanya Weathers on the subject.

  3. LexG says:

    What was this all about?
    I saw someone (maybe Poland?) RTing a bunch of this chick’s tweets a couple days back; Looked like some 30yo cute chick, not a “marketing president.”

  4. Foamy Squirrel says:

    MT Carney – the new marketing head honcho for Disney. She’s a 30-something ex-Ogilvy planning director who set up her own agency in NY called Naked, to be “edgy” and “new” and all about “social media”.
    That summary probably has a slightly negative tone, but I’m inherently cynical about people who worked for WPP.

  5. LexG says:

    Thanks… No wonder I had ZERO idea what was being talked about in that other thread. (Not unusual when leah and christian are posting, but I was seriously at a loss about EVERYTHING.)
    She’s pretty cute! Good achievement!

  6. indiemarketer says:

    Also a single mother of two with a heavy Scottish accent…does that work for you LexG? If you’re in LA, maybe you can show her around the town? Take the kids to Disneyland?

  7. leahnz says:

    “No wonder I had ZERO idea what was being talked about in that other thread. (Not unusual when leah and christian are posting, but I was seriously at a loss about EVERYTHING.)”
    ftr, MT carney had pretty much NOTHING to do with our discussion in the other thread, mr. 3 degrees self-proclaimed film expert. perhaps less time parroting IMDB and more time learning about the medium is in order

  8. LexG says:

    Where do I “parrot IMDB”? What does that even fucking mean? This is twice in like three days you’ve made some crack about that, and I don’t get it. I’ll act like an ass all day, but one thing I WILL NOT HAVE DOUBTED OR BESMIRCHED is my encyclopedic knowledge of film. Something that’s never been in doubt, really… So what are you talking about? That I sit around for hours on IMDB researching my references and rants? THAT IS FUCKING BULLSHIT, I am a walking, Tarantino-Scorsese-level SAVANT about this thing and ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME KNOWS THIS… What exactly do you think I rely on IMDB for?
    As usual, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? You can make fun of my tastes or my rants or my overall stupidity and you certainly do, BUT YOU WILL NOT FUCKING TELL ME I’m “parroting IMDB” for ANY OF MY REFERENCES, that is FUCKING ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT. Not to say I don’t go there in a pinch to get a name right or to double-check my FACTS, but any movie I mention or any performer I talk about, you better know GODDAMN WELL I have an opinion on it or them and have a concrete image in mind when I spin my Dennis Miller-esque references. They aren’t thrown out arbitrarily and anyone who knew what I was talking about would CLEARLY RECOGNIZE THAT.
    Fuck, even McDouche, Boam’s Doctor, Lota, Perm– name your HB’er who doesn’t particularly like me– they would at least acknowledge I love movies just about as much as ANYONE ON THIS PLANET. I sure as shit don’t need fucking IMDB to know what movies to name-check like some robot or something.
    Have another drink, lush.

  9. Foamy Squirrel says:

    I smirch thee, peasant!
    (Where’s the free drinks? Is it time for beer o’clock yet?)

  10. LexG says:

    Beer O’Clock begins at MIDNIGHT and now that Leah has managed to SET ME OFF it’s going to be epic.
    But really… Of all the dumb stuff I’ve said on the Hot Blog and the expectable reactions they might provoke, hearing that I don’t really like or see movies but instead rely on *IMDB* of all places to come up with WRITING STYLE is a fucking new one I never expected. I don’t take pride in much of anything in life, but I know I can string a few sentences together in a certain patented way via my kaleidoscope of pop cultural references.
    Up next, lushnz delights us with her theory that Tarantino gets his cinematic references from thumbing through the Maltin guide because he doesn’t have access to a TV or movie theater.
    Obviously I’m not putting myself on that kind of pedestal but if there’s ONE THING I AM PROUD OF it’s my writing and my perspective on things. To suggest I’m somehow Stephen Glass-ing my way through 28 years of RABID FILM FANATICISM is some straight bullshit.
    Too bad someone like McWeeny doesn’t come through here too often, or he’d tell you THE FACTS, which is that the way I write about film and the off-the-wall arcance reference I drop with PINPOINT PRECISION are EXACTLY how I connect the dots and make points in the real world. I don’t need some fucking glorified list of movies to help with that. I only have a fucking degree in Film Studies that I attained long before the fucking Internet was in my life, only did movie reviews for my HIGH SCHOOL PAPER, only did standup about film and pop culture for 11 fucking years.
    But, yeah, I need the IMDB.
    Fuck you, hag.

  11. Foamy Squirrel says:

    “I only have a fucking degree in Film Studies that I attained long before the fucking Internet was in my life”
    I have a note from my 3rd grade teacher saying I was an “adequate” blackboard monitor.

  12. Tofu says:

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  13. LexG says:

    THAT’S how it’s done. Pretty funny.
    (I always say this, but I like leah. I don’t understand why she doesn’t like me. She used to.)

  14. Tofu says:

    LexG is to HotBlog as heat is to a kitchen, milk is to Oreos, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s 20 acre wide forehead is to Earth Day.
    Sure, you could have one without the other, but you’d feel docile and cognizant. Which in regards to the Entertainment industry, is a putrid combination, yo.

  15. jeffmcm says:

    If only we could have Lex’s intelligence and occasional wit without the passive-aggressive self-loathing and sexual dysfunction!

  16. DrewAtHitFix says:

    I got your back on this one, LexG.
    I knew Lex and worked side by side with him for almost two years in real life back in the late ’90s. And the smart, funny, film literate LexG that you guys say you would like if not for the other dark-side depressed at 3:00 AM LexG? That’s the real guy. That’s who I used to sit in the break room and talk to. That’s the guy who got me through many a midnight shift.
    Whatever you think of him, Leah, he knows as much about film without ever needing to look at the IMDb as any person who posts here. Guaranteed.

  17. leahnz says:

    good lord, hilarious. i was just winding lex up to watch the boss go boom, but i shouldn’t do that, really.
    and lex, you sound exactly like martin s with the lame ‘lush’ comments – which is hilarious coming from a lush – can’t you come up with anything more original? hag is a bit thin. even ‘boozehag’ is punchier
    (and actually, i have caught lex a couple-three times quoting info directly from imdb on a few topics, but i can’t remember exactly what they were now, it has been a while; one had to do with a michael bay/jj abrams dispute we had, and the others, well i was obviously sloshed so who can remember. the truth is, i don’t really care)
    also, lex often starts some observation with, ‘without checking imdb’, so there’s that. he either checks imdb quite a bit, or wants to sound like he does (?) either way. so you could see where i would get that impression, esp. with the exhaustive laundry lists of names. but i accept that lex has a (somewhat narrow but) legit knowledge of film. i also still think he relies on imdb. sorry, but that’s my impression and i’m fairly astute at sniffing out bs.
    and drew, you’re cool for backing your mate. although, unless you grilled lex on exhaustive film history all day every day, you really don’t know how much lex uses imbd – or anybody else online for that matter – do you?
    (and really, “he knows as much about film as anybody here without having to check imdb?” well, that’s debatable; i would have thought in terms of sheer film history knowledge and knowledge of the general medium, that honour would go to joe leydon or movieman or one of the old school dudes who teach the subject at university and whatnot. also, just to clarify, having an encyclopedic knowledge of film titles and actors, directors, etc from a specific era is NOT the same as ‘knowing everything about film’, far from. this is demonstrable)

  18. LYT says:

    Wow. Drew and Lex used to work together?
    This feels like something you’d learn on LOST during the final season. There’d be a flashback where, during a blackout, Drew says “OK, there’s no power, so I can’t cook this stew,” and a light goes off in Lex’s eyes as he says, for the first time, tentatively…
    “K Stew power?”

  19. LexG says:

    Whoa, that ruled. That was an ANNIE HALL moment straight out of when Alvy produces what’s-his-name from out behind the theater standee to prove him right.
    And Lou, that was funny as hell.
    And I persist in liking leah, even if she’s dead wrong about me and IMDB. I hope it was obvious that the lush and hag stuff was pretty half-assed. Truth is, we all know you could cut the sexual tension with a knife, and if L to the Eah ever comes to L.A. and needs it, I will positively (cue Affleck in Extract) CRUSH THAT ASS.

  20. LexG says:

    On topic:
    Scottish accent? YEP YEP YEP.
    Too bad she’s got a ton of money and therefore probably wouldn’t like a dude who drives a 1990 Ford and makes under 55K.
    But still? HOT.

  21. leahnz says:

    well lex, i did agree with you about the french

  22. EOTW says:

    I prefer LexG here rather than on He. Jeff Wells sux it hard.

  23. LexG says:

    Leah, SERIOUSLY, I’m down if you ever want to hang or chat or anything. We would SET IT OFF, for real.

  24. leahnz says:

    geeze louise, lex. i got linked to HE the other day (from movieline i think it was) and i read the thread there, which got me to reading a couple threads, including this ‘green hornet’ one i just caught up with now, in which you JUST today posted this exact quote:
    “Who’s the chick? (Someone spare me the IMDB trek, plus it’ll give me something to look forward to when I clock back into this thread in a couple hours.)”
    good timing. so spare me the ‘who me? i don’t need to imdb’ nonsense. i got your number pal-y-o :-O

  25. leahnz says:

    that was ‘pal-y-o’ and then like a ‘gasp face’ >>> :-O in case those circles, dashes, colon and ‘O’s don’t make any sense

  26. LexG says:

    I don’t know what your point is… I said I wasn’t gonna go to IMDB to look it up, because that’s like cheating. If I don’t know who’s in Green Hornet (or insert film) without looking it up (which I eventually did), it’s because I don’t really care.
    I probably do say “without checking IMDB…” all the time… because I check it as a last resort, and like to preface any occasional out-of-the-loopness with that caveat so as not to sound like some know-it-all but rather to cop to my (rare) obliviousness.
    Wow, I even bored myself with that explanation.

  27. LexG says:

    I got a number for you.

  28. jennab says:

    It makes me nervous when leah and LexG fight. Like they’re going to get a divorce or something and we’re going to have to go to grandma’s for the summer.

  29. christian says:

    Divorce? More like a restraining order.

  30. jeffmcm says:

    This new information from Drew is indeed an interesting revelation.
    I don’t doubt that Lex is interesting in real life. I just hate that he unloads his dark id in a place where he doesn’t have to face any consequences. It’s cowardly and cheap.

  31. Josh Massey says:

    “This feels like something you’d learn on LOST during the final season. ”
    THAT’S funny.

  32. Kim Voynar says:

    The all-over-the-place digression in this thread is pretty hilarious. Jesus. I completely forgot what the starting topic was by the tie we got to Lost references, LexG offering to crush Leah’s ass, and the restraining orders.
    Been out of touch a few days at Ebertfest, but this thread just caught me right back up on the Hot Blog dynamic. Thanks, guys.

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