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Massive PR Fail: Capitalizing on Death

'Melanoma Awareness Month' Pitched to New York Post

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You know you've crossed a line when even Gawker finds your behavior so repulsive it can't crack a joke. A PR person "communications professional" sent out a release touting "Melanoma Awareness Month" on behalf of his client to the New York Post on the same day that Post staffers attended the funeral of coworker Braden Keil. Keil died of melanoma. Read the pitch -- and the response -- at Gawker.
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