Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Some PR Person Thought This Was News!

I'm always amused and occasionally surprised by the content that pr flacks sometimes put out there for lawyer clients.

This one -- heralding an exciting new "infographic" -- is a nice example:
A Miami based law office founded by personal injury lawyer Sean M. Cleary published an inforgraphic with Miami’s emergency phone numbers: http://www.clearypa.com/pdf/miami-emergency-contacts.pdf.

Everyone knows that the first number to call with any kind of emergency is 911, a number which is quite easy to recall. As in case of emergencies, time is crucial; there are some other important emergency phone numbers we need to know, especially if these differ from state to state.
The visual infographic published by The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary contains the phone numbers and official logos of Miami Police Department, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade County Health Department.

“I think that a visual, easily printable graphic with these phone numbers always comes in handy,” says personal injury lawyer Sean M. Cleary. “Whether you print it out and have it with you at all times, or just know the infographic’s exact location will help if it comes to that,” he added.
Ok, I'm happy there is a place where three local emergency numbers are collected into one spot, with helpful logos.  (Actually, how helpful are logos in an emergency exactly?)

But let's not get carried away, alright?

And do we really need a lawyer quote about the infographic --  I know that's de riqueur for press releases, but we are talking about an infographic after all.

BTW here is the much-discussed infographic in all of its "easily printable" glory:

 Oh I'm kidding of course -- that's a real-life deposition exhibit!


Anonymous said...

It worked, it's on the front page of your blog.

Godwhacker said...

I'm certain that penis is looking at me.

Anonymous said...

10:51: I think most of us are mocking/laughing at that horrible advertisement, so whether it "worked" is debatable.

Godwhacker said...

"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

Anonymous said...

Truly ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Cleary us a good dude.