Four Corners to remain open as one-man shop

NEW YORK: Four Corners Communications is reverting back to a one-man shop, according to president and founder Drew Kerr.

NEW YORK: Four Corners Communications is reverting back to a one-man shop, according to president and founder Drew Kerr.

Kerr denied reports that Four Corners was shutting down for good. Instead, he said, he is letting go of his staff, closing his current office, and reopening in a new location as a solo practitioner while retaining the agency's name.

"I've decided I don't want to be the Eagles any more, I'd rather be Don Henley," Kerr said.

Kerr said that four clients will be coming along with him, but declined to say who. Calls to two of his most prominent clients, Radar Magazine and Dennis Publishing, were not returned before press time.

He expects to move into his new office on August 1.

Gawker.com reported Tuesday that Four Corners was closing, and published a list of gripes from anonymous former staffers, as well as excerpts from a Kerr dossier with frank descriptions of several New York media reporters.

Kerr dismissed the leaks as the product of the inevitable cadre of disgruntled former employees.

Jeff Bercovici, now a reporter at Radar, who was named in the dossier, told PRWeek via e-mail, sarcastically, “It really hurts to be called a dork by someone like Drew Kerr, whose personal style is so widely admired.”

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