By Paul Pannone
This newZ source is being bombarded by a new wave of allegations and accusations involving notable wedding industry personalities who pawn themselves off as experts in areas beyond their knowledge. In the past 30 days we’ve heard about photographers who’ve created workshops and built a phenomenal following teaching other photographers how to get great results. But allegations of plagiarism that spread quickly across multiple Internet channels, especially among photographers forces Doug Gordon to re-examine how he runs his business and who he delegates tasks to.
“I Took my eye off the ball,” according to Gordon. Gordon admits posts and information presented by those he hired and authorized to speak for him cut corners and lifted information from various sources, setting off a recent tempest. “The people who took the time and meticulously looked at every piece of information on my channels really had it out for me,” he told eWedNewz. So much so that the internet postings and later firestorm resulted in an apology by Gordon to the people he feels he let down.
Doug Gordon in better days, has built a business of tens of thousands of followers.
In the apology Gordon cited attacks on his family, including his wife and child. “It wasn’t fun, especially because in 15 years of teaching and speaking, I’ve never faced such pressure,” says Gordon. According to Gordon, he’s retained the services of a PR firm that has been able to deep six much of the information. But he doesn’t doubt the negative press and publicity is there forever.
In other ongoing eWedNewz investigations and similar instances coming to light, newZ of deception, fraud and actionable activity are being investigated, confirmed and verified.
“It’s getting to the point where no one knows who they can trust any more,” according to Dorinda Duclos.
Duclos is joined by others in the Wedding Water Cooler who say they’re disappointed in the actions of people and how unprofessional some behave. Discussions in the cooler have quieted down over the summer months but are expected to explode by fall, as new information comes to light.
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