Warnings are coming from many quarters regarding the Google IPO, and this latest PR no-no, granting an interview to Playboy magazine during their IPO's "Quiet Period" is just another alarm bell going off.
Google Frightens Me
And, if you are in public relations, it should frighten you as well.
Why? Because it's the rebirth of the dot-com era, which hurt public relations in such a way that we are still recovering from it (okay, it's been brought to my attention that still recovering might be wrong - it might be that we we are still trying to crawl out from underneath the mess). The Google IPO will set back the industry a year, at the least.
Here are just 4 reasons that the Google IPO frightens me, and should worry the industry."