Patrick Coffee

Patrick Coffee

Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek, where he specializes in covering agencies, brands and industry trends. He is editor of Adweek's AgencySpy blog and Industry Bulletin.

Wait, Gabby Douglas Has A PR Problem?

First the obvious: Brilliant young gymnast Gabby Douglas, Olympic gold medalist and winner of a “potential endorsement goldmine,” slipped a bit in last night’s balance beam competition, falling to seventh […]

Spielberg Bomb: First Shots of Day-Lewis as Lincoln

Director Steven Spielberg used an exclusive Entertainment Weekly interview and a strategically released screenshot to turn the hype dial for his upcoming DreamWorks film Lincoln up to 11: Notoriously picky […]

Did the Romney Campaign Just Reveal Its VP Pick?

In politics — even more than most industries — PR reps strive to maintain control over the media narrative and save the most sensitive stories for release at the best […]

Uh Oh: Are Companies Now Responsible for Facebook Trolls?

In news that may lead to a PR hiring blitz, an Australian court has ruled that everything posted on a company’s Facebook page qualifies as an advertisement and may be […]

Seinfeld’s New PR Strategy: Do Nothing!

Well, not really. Despite the headaches and last-minute dramas that plague the PR industry, the best way to bring positive attention to yourself and your product is sometimes the simplest: […]

Facebook Likes Gambling But Won’t Admit That It Has a Problem

Everyone’s favorite social network lost a little more of its innocence today. Facebook has announced that it will enter the world of online gambling with Bingo Friendzy, a new app […]

Mark Wahlberg Does Vitamins, Ground Beef

Today Edelman announced that Mark “Don’t Call Me Marky” Wahlberg, actor, producer and co-founder of an aspiring burger chain, will be the newest spokesman for GNC. Wahlberg’s primary role will […]

President Uses Twitter, Breathes Oxygen Like Other Humans

In case you wondered how the world’s most visible face interacts with the followers of his office’s official Twitter feed, the White House has released this in-no-way-heavy-hitting video documenting a […]

Meet Your New Editor

Publicity hound. And now for something slightly different: Your new Editor, Patrick Coffee, would like to take a moment out of his first day on the job to thank Tonya […]