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The New Yorker magazine has a interesting article on how the debate surrounding the lacklustre DeVinci Code film is being managed on behalf of Sony
Pictures in the US, by a specialist PR agency
who has managed corral the debate on to a specially-designed website that sounds like a parody of participation media.
The employment of a reputation management agency is an interesting one for promoting a new product; usually employed by brand leaders who naturally attract attacks for being the most visible organisation in their sector like a lightning rod on a church steeple.
The article claims that Sony Pictures desperately needed a success at pretty much any cost since it has had a poor success rate in turning out blockbusters over the past few years.
Anyway, interesting reading here: Hollywood Heresy
by Peter J Boyer.
Labels: blogs, film, pr, publicity