Publicity Agency

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The Publicity Agency is a Tampa, Florida based public relations firm that promotes itself as "the only PR firm created and staffed by former journalists." [1]

Services

The Tampa, Florida-based Publicity Agency counts crisis management among its specialties. "Whether you're a lawyer, doctor, author, real estate agent or golf association, we can help you land free publicity," the firm's website states. "We also offer media relations, crisis management and agency of record services." [2]

Selig previously used "'search engine optimization' techniques to lessen the impact of negative Web news on his clients," according to the Tampa Bay business blog "Venture." [3]

Clients

In January 2009, the firm began representing Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who had been impeached and faced a federal investigation into charges he tried to sell the former Senate seat of President Barack Obama. The firm's founder, Glenn Selig, said, "The governor has decided that he wants to speak and tell his side of the story, and he enlisted us to help." The firm booked Blagojevich on ABC's "The View" and "Good Morning America," but said Blagojevich won't be doing more morning shows, because "we don't want to overdo it," explained Selig. [4] Blagojevich also got on CNN's "Larry King Live." [3]

The Publicity Agency also represents Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police officer who's a suspect in the disappearance of his wife. [4]

Contact information

The Publicity Agency
17633 Gunn Highway #196
Odessa, FL 33556

Phone: 813-948-7767
Website: http://www.thepublicityagency.com
Email: admin AT thepublicityagency.com

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References

  1. "Homepage," The Publicity Agency website, accessed January 2009.
  2. "Services," The Publicity Agency website, accessed January 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Robert Trigaux, "Tampa PR man Glenn Selig reps Blagojevich," Venture / St. Petersburg Times, January 26, 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Michael Tarm, "Blago Blitz: Illinois Gov. Hires Drew Peterson PR Firm to Tell His Side: Blagojevich to Skip Impeachment Trial, Hires Firm Handling Drew Peterson, Will Appear on TV Shows," Associated Press, January 24, 2009.

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