The hits from the Suffolk You! rumpus just keep on coming.
From Laura Krantz’s piece in the Boston Sunday Globe:
Connected PR firm soon to lose another college contract
After Suffolk cancellation, UMass authority won’t renew Regan Communications pact
Public relations firm Regan Communications Group, whose contract with Suffolk University was canceled last week, stands to soon lose another lucrative deal with the UMass Building Authority — an agreement originally executed by an authority leader who is also a Suffolk trustee.
The building authority, responsible for construction and renovation projects for the five-campus system, has paid Regan’s firm a $10,000 monthly retainer since 2011, contracts show.
Not to get technical about it, but it’s apparently unclear 1) why exactly the UMass Building Authority needs a PR firm, and 2) what exactly the ten grand a month retainer covered. According to Krantz, “[t]he two-page contract’s wording is vague. It says Regan Communications agrees to provide ‘services in the field of public relations as it may deem appropriate and as directed by [the building authority].'”
In other words, bill us for . . . whatever.
That’s so Regan!
Any predictions on the next shoe to drop on the centipedal PR poobah? These things do tend to come in threes, don’t they.
UPDATE: We have a winner!
From Adrian Walker’s column in today’s Globe: “The last shoe may not have dropped, either. UMass Online has a $3,500-a-month contract with Regan that may be under review, too.”
George Regan as barefoot boy, with cheek of tan (or orange)?
We can dream, can’t we?