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Waggener Edstrom

Waggener Edstrom (or W-E) is Microsoft's main PR agency and also PR department. Steve Ballmer's wife comes from there and the company's early endeavours, as shown in Comes vs Microsoft court exhibits, were tied to W-E. Waggener Edstrom is based near to Microsoft (Washington State) and its questionable PR practices are something we elaborated on before. Below are some posts of relevance. A lot may have changed since (firms), except the underlying methods.



  • Waggener-Edstrom Behind the 2008 Laptop Bribes, Edelman Behind 2006’s
  • Edelman and Waggener Edstrom Reported to the FTC
  • Microsoft Agents from Waggener Edstrom Airbrush Wikipedia, Glorify Paymaster
  • Waggener Edstrom, Maureen O’Gara and Other Microsoft Shills
  • Is Microsoft Manufacturing a Case Against Open Source Advocates?
  • Reader’s Take: “Botnet King Steps Down”
  • FullSIX and Mr. Youth LLC May Be Ruining the Web (AstroTurfing) on Microsoft’s Behalf
  • Microsoft Unleashes Proxies at Journalists to Defend Vulnerable Vista
  • Shill Watch: A Quick Ramble
  • Microsoft ‘Manages’ Journalists and Newspapers Ahead of Windows Vista Release

  • 2009

  • Microsoft’s PR Department (Waggener Edstrom) Patents AstroTurfing-related Methods
  • Video from Waggener Edstrom Explains Perception Management at Microsoft
  • Microsoft’s AstroTurfing, Twitter, Waggener Edstrom, and Jonathan Zuck
  • Negative Review of MS Surface Published, Microsoft Contacts Blogger and Has It Removed
  • 66 Pages of Microsoft Evilness
  • Microsoft is ‘Buying’ Blog Posts That Glorify Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft’s PR Department Waggener Edstrom Dishonestly Handles Damage Control

  • 2010

  • Waggener Edstrom and Microsoft’s Government Insider Defend the Company’s Reluctance to Pay Tax
  • Firms Behind Microsoft Bribes Involved in Gates Foundation PR, Prodding and Misinforming the Press
  • In the Words of the Daughter of Microsoft’s PR Spammer Pam Edstrom

  • 2023

  • Mass Layoffs at Microsoft's PR Department (Waggener Edstrom) and Agencies That Bribe Bloggers and Journalists on Microsoft's Behalf (to Act as a Proxy, Distance the Liability)
  • Microsoft Layoffs Figures Omit Cuts in Its Communications, Bribery, Lies and Spin Department (Waggener Edstrom)
  • Meme: Waggener Edstrom: GREAT PERFORMANCE, Microsoft!!!

  • Also see Edelman.