PR Gets Some Publicity

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Ken Wheaton of Ad Age looks at The New York Observer’s piece on Admen losing their mojo.
The article suggests that public realtions, of all things, has usurped advertising as the industry of choice for those seeking a route to glamour.
The supposition is supported by the role Heidi Montag, one of the stars of MTV’s reality show The Hills, plays on TV. Montag, according to the piece, is inspiring a whole generation of teenagers with her clipboard-holding.
Montag works at Bolthouse Productions in Los Angeles.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

  • Glamour is a rocky road

    “The article suggests that public realtions, of all things, has usurped advertising as the industry of choice for those seeking a route to glamour.”
    Good. Responsible ad people have been taking it in the rear lately by clients punishing us for the decades of excesses by the wanks who think advertising is hollywood fantasy camp.

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    …clients punishing us for the decades of excesses…
    Excesses they pay for, encourage and participate in. In fact, it’s often the client who has the delusions of Hollywood grandeur, not the agency.