In the ongoing battle over who—in the public’s mind—is more audacious, PR pros or attorneys, public relations scored a victory.
Over the weekend, disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich lost one of his three attorneys, but picked up representation by PR firm, The Publicity Agency. The Publicity Agency also reps Drew Peterson. In case you forgot, he’s the ex-police sergeant suspected in both the murder of his second wife and disappearance of his third, much younger wife.
Late last week, the governor launched a media blitz to defend himself. He did a round of radio interviews Friday. On Monday, he is scheduled to appear on national TV shows like Good Morning America and The View—instead of attending his own impeachment.
Blagojevich's attorney, Ed Genson, reportedly quit the case because of this media blitz.
According to its Web site, The Publicity Agency is the only PR firm created and staffed by former journalists.
The agency isn’t shying from attention over its high-profile clients. The firm’s Twitter feed, launched a few weeks ago, touts itself as the place for news updates on Blago and Peterson.
I know everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but would you rep a disgraced politician, or worse, a potential murder?