Not forgetting his family ties, Thom Brodeur is eager to keep PR
success - you guessed it - all in the family. The founding partner of
Phoenix PR firm The Rainmakers isn't exactly sure he's related to John
Brodeur, chairman of Brodeur World-wide, but he's not exactly sure he
Thom, whose family has been in Boston (founding city of Brodeur
Worldwide) for the past 75 years, says he last spoke with John via
e-mail in March.
"He was impressed that there was a 'namesake' of sorts in the Phoenix
market doing 'good, sober' PR work," says Thom, who added that the
Brodeurs did not discuss working together, though John reportedly
suggested the two keep in touch.
Having clearly had second thoughts about playing the name game, Thom
thanked PRWeek for our interest in the story, but added, "There are
definitely more interesting things to say about our firm and what we do
than the fact that we have a principal with the Brodeur last name." Well
that told us!