CHICAGO - Strumpette announced today a month-long research project, "The PR Hope Survey." The publication is conducting an industry-wide assessment of the level of optimism that exists today among PR practitioners regarding the profession's future. The object is not to answer whether the industry is healthy or broken beyond repair; it is to see if the profession has the political will to make the necessary changes to move forward.
Amanda Chapel, managing editor of Strumpette said, "It's not about the money. Sure revenues are up and blogging seems like the 'next big thing;' but something's not right. We think there's an undercurrent, a silent majority if you will, that believes strongly that PR has lost its way. Perhaps if we determine exactly how the majority feel, we can cut through the hype and address the problems realistically."
Posted by Amanda Chapel Wednesday, August 30, 2006
This just in to the news desk... apparently a group of activists posing as PR people have injected themselves into the Louisiana State Government. Posing as a staffer from the mega-PR firm Hill and Knowlton, a member of the activist group "The Yes Men" was able to book a fellow activist as a featured speaker at a major press event there.
The event featured Governor Kathleen Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin discussing rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Impersonating a representative from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the activist announced that local housing developments that are slated for demolition, would be rehabilitated instead. The activists contend that the condemned housing will be replaced with various housing out of financial reach to previous occupants.
On Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:41 AM, Ronn Torossian, President and CEO of 5WPR, emphatically promised that he was going to sue us. No real reason, he was just irritated by our teasing him about getting in bed with pornographer Joe Francis. Anyway, Ronn gave his obscenity-laced word that we'd see the complaint in 72 hours. It's now late by
Kathleen Durazo about A Measly $2.8 Million Goes Missing, Lawsuit Results Fri, Jul 31, 10:58:34 AM Ray Durazo (the founder) sold the company to Dan in 1999. He was not involved in any of this. He (and I) found out about the lawsuit in the LA Times. In addition to embezzling this m [...]