For £10K, a PR firm offers an army of bloggers to distort the news agenda

PRWeek’s U.K. edition uncovered a PR firm that provides some dubious services, although it may be one elaborate hoax. Either way, this story is bizarre.

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Among the bizarre offers is one from Covert PR, which, according to PRWeek, “claims to employ an army of bogus bloggers and tweeters to distort the news agenda on behalf of clients paying more than £10,000 per month.”

That’s roughly $16,500.

The firm’s website—which has a WordPress URL—says it offers “PR services on an international basis for clients that wish to influence opinion in an advantageous direction in a private and concealed manner.” Covert PR allegedly did work on behalf of Gaddafi’s regime and nations such as Syria and Burma.

Thing is Covert PR’s website doesn’t provide a phone number or address, and PRWeek said there are no records of a firm by that name. Sounds …. covert.

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