Thursday, June 4, 2009

This one is going to leave a mark

Someone named William Fagan is not happy that his company was evicted from their downtown office space by Here is the comment he left on the following post.

William Fagan in June 4, 2009 8:17 PM
Hi Stephanie,
I have 7 "local professionals" who would be interested in being on the advisory panel that you mentioned. All seven are staff members of my company- Fuji Arts. We're being displaced by's take over of our downtown office. We were told that refused to share the floor and made an "all or nothing deal" that forced us out. So, my first bit of advice would be- if you want to be a part of the "community" don't start by forcing successful companies out of their spaces.
William Fagan
Fuji Arts Inc.
301 E. Liberty Suite 725


Dave Forsmark said...

What's even better is Stephanie's response, completely missing the sarcasm and taking him up on his "offer" to be on the advisory panel! Finger on the pulse.

Anonymous said...

She didn't miss the sarcasm, I can guarantee you that. It's her job now to respond that way. Hers is more of a PR position (community director) than a "news" position. The company obviously needs a PR person, and she is perfectly suited for it.

Anonymous said...

yeah, it's too bad tony left her alone -- he's traveling, perhaps to that ingenious Madison Ave. acorn-loving company -- to deal with all this fallout on her third day of work.

inky said...

Yes, I liked how Tony couldn't respond to acorn-gate because he's traveling.

I would have thought that with all the money saved in axing employees and slashing pay, Advance could have scraped up $100 for a BlackBerry for Tony. But maybe not, since reporters have to find free Wi-fi to file stories from the field.

Anonymous said...

Vapid cluelessness is good PR? I bet the guy had steam coming out his ears reading that.

Anonymous said...

No, biting your tongue when you want to answer his criticsm, swallowing your pride and offering an outlet to a potential customer that's PO'd at you right now is good pr.

Her response was not clueless -- not at all. But you're right, I'm sure there's nothing she could have said that would have sit well with him. You have to give her credit for taking the high road, though.

Anonymous said...

I have a big problem in that area. I tend to talk before I think and I know it drives my father insane.