Who’s more dangerous? PR or Journalist?

Who’s more dangerous? A disgruntled fired, axed journalist or a disgruntled ex-PR professional? I’m saying “PR Pro” – I never could understand why clients and employers take a gamble with their PR person by not circumventing an angry ex with some political finesse. Those skills which make them great at PR are also good for anti-PR. Seems evident.

Once, I read a book and more than one client advised – help find the no-go person a new job or gig and give a great recommendation. That way, you get rid of them and make a friend at the same time.

Have I ever tried the hatchet job on an ex-employer? Yes. Many years ago I hired an attorney and thus enjoyed a wonderful 3 month vacation on the beach courtesy of breach of contract. Also a feature on front page of USA Today which I still have framed on my wall. I lost the job but had a lot of fun in the process. Of course, it was such a case of extremes by the company that it was easy to make a noisy exit. (FYI: not a South Florida local company!)

Linda H.

Identity concealed to circumvent ideas that I might do this again.


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Award-winning publicist with a proven track record of success in promotions. Founder of the South Florida Public Relations Network (www.sfprn.com) and On Call PR.

Posted on August 21, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Who’s more dangerous? PR or Journalist?.

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