Disgraced N-Control rep making the most of Internet fame

Paul Christoforo sets the record straight on Charlie Sheen, the mayor of Boston, Mike Krahulik, and more. 

 

Lauren Rae Orsini

IRL

Published Jan 3, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 11:11 pm CDT

Paul Christoforo knows you haven’t been able to think about anything except Paul Christoforo ever since the PR representative embarrassed himself and N-Control with his thuggish and misspelled “marketting stratagy.” But he has news for you:

Paul Christoforo is doing just fine.

In fact, Christoforo says he’s better than ever. The named and shamed publicist has devoted his current Twitter account, @OceanStratagy, to letting everyone know how much his life has improved since leaving N-Control. (His previous Twitter account, @OceanMarketting, has been commandeered by opportunistic trolls.)

“[U]ltimately I think there will be a way to flip this around into something more positive,” he tweeted.

It’s a little hard to believe that Christoforo is so optimistic right now, especially when his replacement, Moisés Chiullan, openly said he needs to deal with the former representative using “techniques I learned while caring for children.”

However, he’s had several positive press opportunities to turn his reputation around, including a self-promotional piece with MSNBC and support from Kotaku of all places.

Christoforo has a lot to say: 69 tweets in under a week. Here’s what he’d like you to know.

On the biggest mistake of his career not being a mistake:

“I am , what makes all of you think this wasn’t just a big planned marketing scheme.”

On not being a PR or Customer Service person:

“Ill tell you right now, I’m not a customer service person… Just for the record Im not a PR guy, either. Im not a PR or Marketing guy. I did a bit of marketing for them back after I met them at CES.”

On being a part of the geek and gaming community:

“I’’m a little bit sad, because I’’m a techie. I game five hours a night. On my laptop, my iPad, my PlayStation, … my Xbox, my PlayStation Move, my 3DTV. I’m a geek, and these are my people.”

On the mayor of Boston:

“I don’t know the mayor of Boston. But I do know a lot of people. I was born and raised there – my whole life. I can walk into any club… that I want, anywhere I want, anywhere in the city, drinks are free, I don’t have to wait in line, do anything I want.”

On comparing himself to Charlie Sheen:

“No divorce in my future we have a beautiful perfect 2 month old son. I was kidding about Charlie Sheen although I love the guy.. Big fan.”

On pressing charges against Mike Krahulik:

“There’s nothing I can do about it, because of what Gabe [Krahulik’s cartoon alter ego] did. I’ve spoken to an attorney… I don’t know if I’m going to pursue that avenue – of defamation of character, slander, harassment, spam.”

On being a teacher to other customer service representatives:

“I plan on Studying and reading CS books and becoming the best CS rep I can be . I’m glad I could teach people what not to do.”

On what’s in store for the future:

“Spike TV’s going to come to my house on Monday to shoot a piece on me.”

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*First Published: Jan 3, 2012, 2:45 pm CST