Self-appointed media watchdog Stephen Brill has been making headlines again - this time for failing to keep up with his slew of speaking engagements.
Self-appointed media watchdog Stephen Brill has been making
headlines again - this time for failing to keep up with his slew of
Last month, Brill missed a date with The Deadline Club (insert punch
line here), e-mailing on the morning of the meeting to say he wasn’t
sure what time to arrive. As it turns out, this is not a recent
Back in 1998, he was slated to speak at a Bulldog Reporter conference
but canceled without explanation, prompting attendees to ask for their
money back. ’He never even apologized,’ says Infocom Group publisher Jim
And after signing on for a Ragan Communications conference, Brill backed
out with just three hours notice. According to director of conferences
Ralph Gaillard, Brill blamed cancellations at NY airports. ’But I called
JFK and LaGuardia,’ Gaillard says. ’And both said flights were on
Asked about her client’s case of Chronic Cancelitis, PR pro Cindy
Rosenthal suggested that Brill schedules hundreds of speaking
engagements per year, and a few cancellations are to be understood.
Maybe, but try explaining that to a conference organizer with 200 copies
of Brill’s Content - and no Brill.