LA Times Tracks Down Fake BP Twitter Flack

The LA Times just wrote up a funny, short profile of the fake BP press flack “Terry” — who has been causing Twitter PR havoc under the remarkably authentic-sounding moniker @BPGlobalPR.

“BP is doing everything we can to save our reputation and hopefully salvage some oil out of all this,” Terry told the Times. “We’re making a ton of shirts and commercials about how we care, and I cleaned an ugly bird yesterday.”

Throughout the interview, Terry refused to break character, but did reveal that his tweeting had raised $3,000 for the nonprofit Gulf Restoration Network.

“I’ve heard rumors of fake BP PR accounts, and I assure you if we find out who is in charge of them, we will annihilate them,” Terry said.

Good stuff.

Publish date: May 26, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT