August 13, 2005 |
The signs emanating from high in the Brentwood hills are unmistakable: The world's richest art institution is toiling to rehab its image. This week, the J. Paul Getty Trust's internal public relations manager -- hired little more than two years ago -- announced she was resigning. And since February, the trust has paid more than $250,000 to Sitrick and Co., a high-powered public relations firm best known for steering the prominent through times of crisis.
November 4, 2003 |
As the head of the entertainment division of Sitrick and Co., a leading crisis-management public relations firm, Allan Mayer is an expert spinmeister on showbiz scandal and disaster. He's helped Rush Limbaugh deal with the fallout from revelations that he was addicted to painkillers allegedly obtained from his maid. He's been aiding R. Kelly, who is facing 21 felony counts of possessing child pornography.
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May 30, 2002 |
After months of headlines about abusive priests, the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has engaged Sitrick & Co., a prominent and expensive public relations firm specializing in high-profile clients with big troubles.
March 5, 2013 |
Jeff Berg isn't the first veteran talent agent to start over. For one, his onetime arch nemesis, former Creative Artists Agency honcho Michael Ovitz, did it years ago. But at age 65, Berg, the former chairman and chief executive of International Creative Management, is one of the first to launch a new agency in the current Hollywood landscape, which has been buffeted by shifting sands and an overall retrenchment in an economically challenged entertainment...
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February 19, 1995
The recent article regarding the Sitrick & Co.'s astronomical public relations fees of more than $249,620 for the Orange County bankruptcy debacle sheds an unfavorable dark shadow on fair-priced, hard-working public relations firms. I have spent the last 10 years as a public relations professional, representing financial institutions, hotels, law firms and shopping centers. Our policy is to offer value to our customers, not just billing for bucks. Please let's not judge the rest of the industry by these inflated standards.
August 13, 1995
In your July 16 profile of Michael Sitrick ["The Baron of Bad Tidings"], a so-called competing public relations executive is quoted as saying: "The high profile announcement [of Bill Koch's desire to explore the possibility of purchasing [MGM/UA] was definitely not PR's finest hour. . . . In a case like that, Koch should have been advised to approach [MGM's owner] discreetly. The whole thing laid a giant egg." In fact, from a public relations perspective, the effort was a success. In order to critique an effort or a program, one must first know--let alone understand--the objectives.