While the Weber Shandwick/BSMG merger has dominated the headlines
in recent weeks, PRWeek can reveal how close it came to not happening at
Why? When Harris Diamond, Larry Weber and Andy Polansky were holed up at
the Harrison Conference Center in Glen Cove, NY, to hammer out the deal,
it seems they weren't made aware of one tiny drawback: the hotel is in a
cellphone service black hole and they were cut off from the outside
Chris Costabile, general manager of the property, said he was working
with the city to get cellphone service for the conference center, but
added that he hasn't had any complaints about the lack of service.
Or maybe he just missed the calls.