I am one of the two admins on Metafilter.com. Recently a brand new user posted a really spammy link to Revver.com on the front page. This sort of thing is usually against the rules (spam links are against the rules, enthusiastic "hey I like this thing I found" are okay). Since you are the PR company that handles Revver and I know you are fairly blog savvy, I want to ask a straightforward question:
Do you have people working for you (in whatever way you want to interpret "work") whose job it is to promote your clients' interests on blogs in guerilla marketing style, and is this post your work in some way?
If so, you should fire the guy who posted the revver.com link. If not, perhaps you should try to hire him since he almost got below the radar.
In any case, as an overworked site admin, I hope this isn't something that your company is involved with. It's distasteful, wastes my time, and spreads ill will towards your client.
Thanks for your time.
MetaFilter site admin
Thanks for your e-mail. No, it was not posted by Edelman.
Edelman does not encourage this behavior within its account teams, and
we'll investigate whether the link originated from Revver and counsel
Rest assured, Edelman has no interest in performing "astroturf"