Ex-Smiths vocalist Morrissey hires Susan Blond
August 10, 2012
NEW YORK: English singer and songwriter Morrissey, who's best known for his career with The Smiths in the 1980s, has hired Susan Blond as his PR agency partner.
Morrissey, who began his solo career in 1988, approached the firm directly to work with him on his upcoming US tour, which kicks off October 5 in Boston, said Lauren Papapietro, account executive at Susan Blond.
Top New York-based agency Susan Blond Inc., which specializes in representing creative professionals and lifestyle brands, recently expanded its considerable portfolio with some big names, most significantly that of pop singer, former Smiths leader and asexual icon Morrissey. While Morrissey has seen his share of scandals in recent years, he remains a top concert draw around the world, and his signing is a major get for Susan Blond. Other new clients announced in a company email include the reform-minded nonprofit Correctional Association of New York, high-end jeweler Avianne & Company, tech production school The SAE Institute and expanding New York pizza chainlet L’asso.
Blond, a Manhattan art-world veteran and former Warhol superstar, has transformed herself into one of the city’s biggest PR personalities over more than four decades of work in the field. These most recent announcements ensure that her agency will remain a top destination for edgy, creative brands.