No, weâre not. But at least now I have your attention. Wait, wait â before you brand me (thatâs PR talk) as a liar and never believe anything I say ever again, hear me out. Thereâs a new show on the E! Network about PR, so Iâm afraid this is the closest CGPR is ever gonna get to having its own series. Although I always thought weâd make for a great reality show, maybe called âMy Life on the PR Listâ or âKeeping up with CGPR.â I think after a dramatic season finale where we get a clientâs product onto the Today Show, it will be announced that fellow intern Lauren and I are getting our own spinoff. But I digress.
The show, which will be called âThe Spin Crowd,â is produced by Kim Kardashian, so you know that it will be held to her rigorous standards of journalistic excellence. Itâs about two melodramatic, high-maintenance gay guys in Hollywood named Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck who run their own PR firm for celebrities. The few trailers Iâve seen show a lot of people running around while urgently shouting on a cell phone â it looks to me like Gossip Girl meets Black Hawk Down. As I sit in a quiet, air-conditioned office typing on a laptop on a rainy day, taking a break from logging inventory, I donât know if itâs a totally accurate depiction of PR, but I think itâs exciting nonetheless that PR is getting its own TV show. Itâs like someoneâs doing PR for PR, strange as that may seem.
We at CGPR are all too familiar with the occasional blank stare that greets us when we tell someone weâre in PR. (âSo wait, you guys just sit around and write press releases all day?â) So even if the show seems a little ridiculous (câmon, people, itâs on E! â I mean, whoâs kidding who here?), Iâm excited to see the stuff we do every day â namely increasing the visibility of both brands and people, especially through celebrity seeding â broadcast to a wide audience. Once again, Kim Kardashian, you have helped make my life that much brighter. So until the CGPR reality show comes along, (note: Iâm looking right at you, Kim. This is your next, much worthier project), this is the best we can do.
On a totally unrelated note, for those of you who were waiting with bated breath to know if I was actually able to go a full week without my MOODY, LAZY, PAPERWEIGHT OF AN IPHONE (Iâm still a little bitter), umm, I wasnât. But I was able to go a full day, so put that in your pipe and smoke it. For the record, it has been behaving a little better. I think it knows Iâve been ranting about it behind its back.