I have always believed that the PR person shouldn’t really become the story. At the very least you should try and avoid it.
Unfortunately Lizzie Grubman (and many others) doesn’t agree.
Many of you will remember Lizzie as the PR person who mowed down some people who were quietly minding their business while queuing outside a club in the Hamptons, before driving off.
The incident generated a lot of negative publicity, funny that.
Now it’s emerged that Lizzie’s latest step on the road to redemption is a starring role in a new MTV reality series “PoweR Girls”.
Oh my lord. An AbFab reality series.
It’s a strange strategy she’s taken – though no doubt it’ll be a big success. Unfortunately it’s bound to reinforce the usual sterotypes about working in PR. Which is fine if you’re closer to Lizzie’s world, but looks foreign to poor old business-to-business grunts sitting in the windowless office in the basement.
Some previous posts on Lizzie:
- Jeremy Pepper reported on this back in February of this year.
- Lizzie’s NY PR course.
- A review of Lizzie’s NY PR course.
- Fire Dept. reenactment of Lizzie’s “incident” goes very wrong.
- Lizzie talking to ABC.
- Lizzie’s indictment.
- The inevitable parody site.