Special thanks to Guillaume for shooting me links regarding a Splog (fake Blog) for Sony. The Blog in question is called, All I Want For Xmas Is A PSP. The domain is registered to a marketing agency called, Zipatoni.
I run a Blog out of Montreal called Twist Image. It's all about marketing, etc... I have read many postings today on how you guys created a fake Blog for Sony - www.alliwantforxmasisapsp.com/blog. I did go and check the registrar on this domain and it was purchased by:
the ZIPATONI co.
555 Washington Ave. 3rd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101
Domain Name: alliwantforxmasisapsp.com
Created on..............: Tue, Nov 14, 2006
Now, before I go and Blog about this, I would like to know if you would be open to an interview. I am doing my best to Blog with more professionalism and I'd rather not post hearsay, etc...
Are you available for a chat?"
I am curious about a couple of things:
1. Will they grant me an interview?
2. Are they listening and paying attention to Blog postings like this?
3. What their position is and how they plan on defending themselves - both if it is true and, even more importantly, if the accusations are false?
4. What their current code of ethics is in terms of transparency?
Before I pass judgment, let's see how long (and if) Zipatoni or Sony takes to respond.
** Update - within three minutes I got an email back from Meredith saying, "let me get back to you."
In the meantime, here is what the marketing world is saying: