John McCain MySpace Page Defaced

Ian Lurie

I’d be more sympathetic, except that he got vandalized because his staff used a template without giving credit to the designer.

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Ian Lurie
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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  1. And the thing is, McCain was actually pulling the image from the guy who hacked him, eating up (some might say stealing) bandwidth, which is always poor form, but especially when you have presidential ambitions.

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