Pssssst. Rumor has it, there's a PR blond who's seeing red.
Got a tip yesterday that PR legend Susan Blond is more than irate at 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian... she's threatening legal action.
For our readers under 30, Blond was Andy Warhol's number one publicity protégé. Later at 30 she became a vice president at CBS Records, the first woman ever to reach that rank at a major recording company. She then started her own PR firm 1987 and built a respected company with a long list of high-profile clients including superstars Michael Jackson and David Bowie, fashion designers and Fortune 500 companies.
Well, street cred notwithstanding, turns out she apparently had a total blond moment when it comes to Web. She never registered the domain name SusanBlondPR.com. Duh! It gets better. The word is that when Susan went to check out that domain she ended up redirected to... you guessed it, 5WPR. She went ballistic!!
Here's a story about a marketing exec using social network tools for an education campaign aimed at youth. It is a wonderful example of the promise of the net. If you are a CMO or Head of Corporate Communications seeking even a shred of rationale for employing an internet "conversation" strategy, take note. Quiznos is a great case history.
First, so we are on the same page, here's a brief recap...
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
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