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Saturday, February 03, 2007UPDATE: It's over. Find out how it got resolved in Well Done, Pork.
Sow's it going, you might ask? (oh come, on you either laughed or rolled your eyes...)
(Just checking in? Catch up on my legal threat from the National Pork Board.)
It's been an interesting few days, to put it mildly. (Does one ever really expect to set the whole blog world buzzing about one's chest?) I hope to have a very full, very complete update for you very soon, but for right now I want to let the blog world (and what a big, vocal blog world it is) know that I have received an apology from Steve Murphy, the CEO of the National Pork Board and we are currently working toward a resolution. (which is good because BOY do I love me some hamloaf...for which I might humbly suggest the slogan "ain't nothin finer than a loaf of swiner!")
First I have to say a BIG thanks to Brian Moore of Brian J. Moore and Associates who has been acting as my legal counsel and Amy Hooker of Maven Communications who has been serving as a public relations advisor. If you ever need a public relations guru or a North Carolina lawyer, please keep these two wonderful people in mind!
I'd also like to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and while I'd LOVE to link to everyone, the list has grown to several hundred links in just 72 hours and I can't possibly post them all, so I'll simply give you a round-up of some of the best, most informative and most creative posts. (If you don't see yours below, feel free to add it to the comments section...)
First, let's all sit back and chill for a minute and celebrate something happy.
The Lactivist store fundraiser for the Mother's Milk Bank of Ohio is over. (I know, I need to put new graphics up because it's not January anymore, but cut me some slack folks...been a little busy here...) So how'd we do? Well...pretty darn good! $700 good! If I add in the 10% of sales for all the months since I last took down a donation, it brings us just shy of $1000. I like even numbers, so Greg and I will forego a pizza some night and knock it up to an even thousand. Fan-frickin'tastic! (Upset that you didn't get in on the shopping in time to help out? No worries, you can always send a donation of any amount via PayPal with the button below...I'll simply add it to the tab.)
Now, back to the stuff you're here for...some of my favorite posts about this whole brouhaha...
Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land offers up: National Pork Board Goes After Breastfeeding Search Marketer and National Pork Board Says: Breastfeeding is a Viable Trademark Threat.
Six Degrees of Bacon writes National Pork Board + Lawyers = Boobs.
Kerflop cautions Hold on to your bacon ladies.
Shoemoney says Big Bully Pork Group Stomps on Breastfeeding Moms
The cucking stool sagely explains Lawyer Jennifer gets testy!
Thomas Claburn at Information Week points out National Pork board Stumbles Into Hornet's Nest of Bloggers
Matt Bailey at Site Logic Marketing declares National Pork Board Protects Their Images While I Have Beef for Dinner
Ian McAnerin muses on Copyright, Trademarks and Pork Milk
Richard Ball at Apogee Weblog states The National Pork Board Hamstrung by the Other White Milk
Kickass at Blogher says These porkers are unbelievable
Jason Lee Miller at WebPro News declares Search Marketers Declare War on Pork
Evil Green at Filthy Jack asks Will Someone Please Sue Me?
Roger at Blogging Baby says National Pork Board's Reputation Tarnished by Breastfeeding