Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Public Relations A Deadly Vocation?

No doubt you have seen or heard--like it or not--about the woman called "octomom". She's the person who through invitro fertilization has just birthed eight new babies, making her total kid count 14.

Emotions are running pretty hot about the single mom, who many believe is wreckless, irresponsible or even mentally ill. She has apparently received death threats. Strangely, (or perhaps not so strangely) so has her PR agency:
Killeen Furtney Group's president, Joann Killeen, said Saturday that her Los Angeles-based company was stepping down as Suleman's publicist because of death threats. Killeen said Nadya Suleman told her Yoder signed on as Suleman's agent.
It appears there aren't many agencies lining up to fill the void, either. Just goes to show you, not all business is business you want. Who wants to wear a flack (pardon the pun) jacket to the office?

What I really want to know is, who was paying the PR firm's bill for representing the octomom?

More here.

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