DIARY: PN execs not paid enough to laugh

Does Porter Novelli have a sense of humor? Maybe not.

Does Porter Novelli have a sense of humor? Maybe not.

Does Porter Novelli have a sense of humor? Maybe not.



The agency was gently mocked in the May 10 issue of The Onion: ’Porter

Novelli public-relations executive Randy Schad, who works directly under

megalomaniacal bastard Rich Frankel, is earning more than enough to put

up with Frankel’s unbelievable shit, the 25-year-old reported Monday,’

read the story. It quoted Schad as saying, ’I’m not the type of person

who’d put up with the kind of shit I take daily from Mr. Frankel ... but

my six-figure salary and unbelievable benefits package more than make up

for it.’



Of course, there’s no Schad or Frankel at PN - though the salary figure

and description of an aggressive boss doesn’t seem too out of line with

today’s profession. But finding somebody at the real PN to comment on

the ’story’ proved impossible. Calls went unanswered, e-mails

unreturned.



We didn’t even get the standard ’We know how to laugh at ourselves,

really!’ response.



Oh well. Thanks for sucking the joy out of a cheap giggle, PN.



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