I was a teenage Russian troll OG

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Because message board live and die by post count when it comes to prestige, it didn’t hurt that we were spending quality time–all day, every day, as long as our clients paid us and often between clients–on sometimes relatively small-but-influential homespun online forums. Influencer Marketing Internet Marketing Online Communities Public Relations Social Media Marketing astroturf don trump memes Putin russian troll army troll army Trump trump election vlad putin

Best practices for social media shilling

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A venerable tradition in public relations is the grass-roots campaign. These fake grass roots campaigns, called astroturfing, caught on about ten years ago and still haven’t died out. . All this was brought to mind when I recently did some dog food research for a client and it occurred to me that quite a few of the comments are astroturf. Well, from 2003-2006 I was in the astroturfing business. Related articles. Photo credit: calmenda.