NEWS: Fergie hired consultant for autobiography launch

The Duchess of York has been using freelance consultant Penny Furniss to help manage media interest in the promotional blitz that has surrounded the publication of her autobiography, it emerged this week.

The Duchess of York has been using freelance consultant Penny Furniss to

help manage media interest in the promotional blitz that has surrounded

the publication of her autobiography, it emerged this week.



Fergie, whose recent activities have included a transatlantic book tour

in support of My Story and TV interviews with Ruby Wax and Oprah

Winfrey, appointed Furniss on a four-week freelance basis.



Kate Waddington, the Duchess’s assistant, said Fergie had first met

Furniss while the consultant was working on assignments for Tommy’s

Campaign and the Duchess’s charity Children in Crisis.



‘Penny came in to help during the UK and American media tours while I

was travelling with the Duchess,’ she said.



Waddington said Furniss had been working in partnership with Midas PR,

which has been promoting My Story, and the Duchess’s New York-based

global consultancy Rubenstein Associates.



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