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An online press release I stopped reading

“Hi, Paul

“Did you know your cell phone is 18 times dirtier than a public toilet?”

And speaking of first sentences.

Today’s quickly deleted press release

“Dear Editor,

“As a writer covering the health and beauty industry, we invite you to…”

A press release I stopped reading

It was from a New York PR agency and had something to do with a contest certain to be of interest to my readers in Spokane, VA. 

Today’s top email from a PR agency

Got one just a bit ago from a public relations shop in New York City.

It began:

“Hi, there

“Hope you survived fashion week.”

Yes, once again, I did. Say what you will about Spokane. It's a good place to hunker down when Manhattan hosts some event that isn't really your cup of tea.

Did you survive fashion week? 

Press Releases I Stopped Reading Dept.

The email came from Ascot Media Group in The Woodlands, Texas.

It's pretty long. But here's how it began.

“Dear Paul Turner:

“Who doesn't love celebrity weddings?”

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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